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Today was the end of the first full week on the road, but in many ways, our trip had hardly begun! We now headed back into New Orleans and got off into a bind when I parked on the wrong side of the French Quarter, and thinking we were east of the area, we headed […]

We started off to go see the great city of New Orleans, but tired campers and oppressive heat conspired to make us turn around and go back to our campsite and spend the day around the pool instead. We took a few photos, but I think they might have been wiped by mistake. One shot […]

On Tuesday we had breakfast then headed down the road towards Houston to meet up with some of Susan’s friends. Originally we’d planned on meeting some other friends and staying a couple of nights in the Houston area, but this was not to be. The friends we did meet were very nice and we had […]

Monday’s plan was to see the missions of San Antonio. Including the Alamo, there are 5 of them. 4 are managed by the Natural Park service and the Alamo is managed by the Daughters of Texas. My opinion is that if you really want to see the Alamo, then go and see it, but if […]

Day 2 was another “travel day” in that we didn’t see or do much, but mainly just drove along. Katherine generally sleeps most of the day as well. We arrived at the San Antonio KOA which is really nice for 2 nights of camping. It seems for our stays at KOA that tent camping isn’t […]

We set off for Lubbock, TX  on Saturday, June 11th. A little bit late start but after about 8 hours of driving we arrived in Lubbock. We didn’t plan on seeing much as the real destination was San Antonio, a bit too far to reach in one day. However, Lubbock was our first experience of […]

A while back I posted some photos of the temple fair that we went to on Feb 18th. Since I was expecting to see older culture, I decided to bring along film so I brought my F4 with the 50mm 1.4D and the N80 with the 14-24 2.8G . However, as the day went on, […]

Tonight I returned with radio triggers! Unfortunately, neither Stone nor JJ were there, and the group that was seemed a bit reluctant to perform in front of the camera. Either they have grown tired or me, or they just didn’t really want to work it. Oh well. Ended up shooting fewer than 50 shots. Decided […]

My beard finally got too long, so I got it cut off. I decided to do it at a street barber. Susan took the photos of course.  

I’m not the only one taking pictures in China. (Groundbreaking statement) Over the last few days, I’ve caught these guys in the act.

Spotted this cat going about its cat business the other day. I took several shots until some little boy came over and scared the cat off. Oh well, maybe one day a bigger cat will scare the boy away. Or just eat him.

While walking along the other day, I spotted a tree that had been nearly blown down by the strong winds we had been having. However, the tree was resting against other trees so these guys pulled it down by hand. The tree was probably weakened considerably by some sort of bug nest inside the trunk. […]

Just a quick shot of Katherine while I was playing around the other day. Nothing too fancy.

Posting a couple of more images from my last batch of film to come back from the scanner. Shot with a Nikon F80/N80 film camera using Ilford Pan 400.

A couple of shots of the break dancers taken with my Nikon F4, Ilford Pan 400 pushed to 800, and probably the Nikon 35mm f2D lens.  I want to say that shutter speed was probably about 1/10 second. I figured this would be a bit slow but I decided to shoot anyway. To really burn the […]

Went into the Haizhu market district slinging my F4 and got a few photographs. This area is home to a large number of whole sale markets, especially ones related to cooking and stationary. This is where I go to get the best prices on stickers and white board markers. It is also where we get […]

Joe is one of my coworkers and is a super cool guy with a great sense of humor. I met him in 2008 and his English wasn’t so good back then but it is pretty good now. Since there are not enough offices for all of the staff, Joe often grabs one of our spots […]

I recieved this question and thought I would answer it in this post so that I could just paste the whole thing, photos in all in another forum. “Could you explain the connection between higher shutter speed and harder shadow?” Perhaps we might have different definitions of “hard.” I’m not sure if the edge would […]


I’ve heard good things about “temple fairs” but I can’t say the one we went to in Guangzhou last week was that good. It was actually quite disappointing. From other sites out there I get the impression that you can see lots of old Chinese customs and culture at these fairs. Originally they were largely […]

Susan wanted some alone time or maybe a nap so I took Katherine for a walk. Naturally I went as fast as I could down the road, across the Haiyin Bridge, made a left, and then a right, and finally ran into the photo market. Muwahahahah. I ran through the market checking out all of […]

Spotted this crew on a corner. The guy was shouting something and they were clearly advertising something. Getting closer I discovered what that something was when a condom was thrust into my hand. Apparently there is a revolutionary material out there, and these guys are trying to get the rest of the people to rise […]