Springtime on Arabia Mountain

Lovely day for a walk and picnic on Arabia Mountain.  This time of year the diamorpha smallii are in bloom.  These tough and fleshy plants with the red leaves grow in the shallow sandy soil.  In order to sound smart, I copied that from the information sign that you pass on the way up the […]

“Old” Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera still a good tool in 2018?

Yes, I think so!  The first BMPCC is a camera I use for BTS shots due to the no record limit and ease of grading the Pro Res.  The new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K was announced on 4-9-2018 with an anticipated ship date of this September (let’s hope!) but I still like the […]

Nikon Df “Review” and Sample Images

I wanted this camera since Nikon announced it back in late 2013.  Its high price and quirky ergonomics was definitely polarizing amongst internet photographers back then.  For me though, I shoot so many camera brands, makes, and models, that at the end of the day I see every tool as having some value or strength.  […]

Fall in Georgia I

Notes: I hope everyone is taking advantage of what might be the best season, Fall.  It doesn’t last long here in Georgia, since as I write this, the colder temperatures and wind is tattering what is left of the colorful trees.  When I was younger in college I used to drive around after classes just […]

Buddha Bucha Temple – June 15, 2014

A really hot June Sunday at the Thai Temple in Decatur, with a gathering of 100+ monks for a rare ceremony, the consecration of the ubosot, and the burial of the 9 boundary stones. It was a full weekend, with Thai Classical dancing, alms giving, and free food for all prepared by many volunteers from Buddhist temples ranging from Ohio to Florida. Photos and Event Coverage by Boon Vong.

Atlanta in the Spring

Notes: Atlanta History Center, Swan House, Oakland Cemetery, Little Five Points Bonus: Fake Korean Video 😉  

Meet Me on the Equinox Meet Me Halfway

For right now I really can’t travel to far off exotic places.  I’ll just have to find interesting places around town.  While I can’t truly cry foul that I don’t have the means to just jump on a plane and go somewhere, it’s still a grand privilege to be able to drive around wasting gas just to take some pictures and think about things.

Wildflowers

Note: My website/blog has seen many changes over the years, but this is pretty much the 700th post!

Lao New Year 2555

I often wonder if all of my Lao New Year photos are actually doing more harm than good.  Because I don’t necessarily post images of what truly happens, when outsiders go to the temple/community center/fairgrounds, they might be in for a shock.  There are many things in the Lao community that I don’t agree with, […]

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Slider Practice Video

Tech Notes: Thanks to Van and Anister for helping, and of course Vy for playing. :0)  These are some random video clips of me practicing with the DIY slider.  I’m going to stop using the word “tests” for certain gear related things, because these are basically the times when I practice with my various tools. […]

H&H (+ 1): Pre Wedding

Notes: Lucked out and the weather was great.  Didn’t have to go far (well not counting the drive to Statesboro from ATL), except to the Botanical Garden and Downtown.  The golden light that illuminated everything in pastels was a million times better than any electric cathode LED contraption out there.  That’s why it’s so valuable […]

Nikon J1 Color

The little Nikon J1 has some really vibrant color. Combined with excellent metering, this camera shines in good natural light.