Lao New Year 2024 – Saturday Photos – Wat Buddha Khanti

∼ LAO NEW YEAR ∽ Wat Lao Buddha Khanti ︵‿︵‿୨❀୧‿︵‿︵ Snellville / Stone Mountain GA  |  Saturday April 20, 2024 Hello everyone, I’ve freely shared my photos with our amazing community for many years now.  There are no ads on my website.  I don’t make money on page views.  I do this thing solo.  It […]

Lao New Year – Conley, GA 2024 – Saturday Photos

∽ Lao New Year ∼ Wat Lao PothisaramConley, GA  |  April 27, 2024 •───────•°•❀•°•───────• I was only able to attend on Saturday, but here are a few images.  Thanks to all the ladies volunteering your valuable time, everyone looked great.  Also thanks to my “assistants” for helping take photos! 🙂 ‿︵‿︵‿୨ ୧‿︵‿︵‿ The following extra […]

Dunwoody AAPI Celebration 2024 Photos

Asian American & Pacific IslanderCultural Heritage Celebration April 28, 2024 | Ashford Lane City of Dunwoody ✯¸.•´*¨`*•✿ ✿•*`¨*`•.¸✯Featuring Souliya Natasinh Laotian American Society • Asian Games – Hacky Sack and Chopsticks • FASCA • Korean Traditional Dance Academy • Karenni Dance • Japanese Flower Arranging – Ikenobo Ikebana • Karate Atlanta Dunwoody • Indian […]

Tucker Cruise In – April, 2024

Really nice weather and start for the year’s first Tucker Cruise In.  If you’re looking for something to do every second Saturday of the month, please come out between 10am and 1pm.  And come early to get some grilled burgers and hot dogs for cheap!  For this show I wasn’t too focused on a specific […]

Prom Dunwoody – 2024-04-19

Villa Christina | April 19, 2024 Congrats to all the students, everyone looked great!  I randomized the picture order to simulate the fun/chaos of being at this prom supershoot!  Feel free to use the photos however you want, with photo credit please!  Thanks to everyone for posing, and sorry if I missed a few.  There’s […]

Lao New Year – Riverdale GA 2024

~ Lao New Year ∽ Wat Lao Buddhamoongcoon ︵‿︵‿୨❀୧‿︵‿︵ Riverdale, GA  |  Sunday, April 14, 2024 That was a fun “low key” Lao New Year/Boun Pimay at Wat Riverdale on Sunday.  Thanks to Aaliyah and Brianna for being the first models of the day!  😉 Great performances by the LDA Lao Dance Association, it was […]

20 Years of Lao New Year? How did that happen?

Hello everyone, I just realized something today while going through photos. I’ve been taking pictures at the various Lao New Year festivals for 20 years now(!). Yes, that is truly insane to think about. The above photo is from Stone Mountain on April 18 of 2004 and the bottom photo was this past Sunday at […]

Nikon 85mm 1.4D + GFX 50S

Last week I thought I would give this combo another try–a now “vintage” Nikon 85mm 1.4D adapted to the GFX with the simple dummy adapter.  Last year I wasn’t too keen on the 67mm “equivalent” focal length when mounted on the medium format GFX sensor, but for this colorful spring I thought it would be […]

Vintage Cameras in the Spring

These are from a few weeks ago, but I wanted some nice “product” photos of some of my vintage cameras.  Just nice to have, and it always makes me appreciate the design and styling of these photographic tools.  And yes the Polaroid 100 still has a pack of Fuji FP-100C in it, a rare and […]

Thai New Year – Wat Buddha Bucha 2024

Wat Buddha Bucha Thai New Year Songkran April 7, 2024 | Decatur, GA The L/T/C New Year “season” here in Georgia normally begins at the Thai temple and runs all the way to Memorial Day(!) when folks everywhere congregate up in TN.  Today had brisk cool weather and a large turnout for the alms giving […]

Holi Color Festival – Dunwoody, GA 2024

Holi Color Festival Dunwoody Brook Run Park  |  March 24, 2024 What a wonderful show of music, fun, and color!  Great turnout for the first ever Holi celebration in Dunwoody.  Thanks to everyone who asked for photos and chatted with me! How it started… The night before I wrapped my 5(!) cameras in plastic […]

Chùa Hải Ấn Temple in the Spring ’24

This is how the Vietnamese Buddhisht temple Chùa Hải Ấn looked yesterday–amazingly pretty with all their flowering fruit trees.  I remember photographing the construction process of the worship hall last year in the late spring and saw that they had a ton of trees that would probably be nice in peak bloom.  This year I […]

What’s Blooming at Chattooga Belle Farm – Late March ’24

It was a lovely brisk morning at Chattooga Belle farm.  The peach blossoms here were almost peak, but the ones back in Georgia are pretty much fading and turning into green leaves.  So cool to see the flowering Asian pears too.  Will have to try all these fruits, including the blueberries and crispy apples during […]

Athens Botanical Garden in the Spring – March 2024

The UGA themed tulips was a nice touch at the State Botanical Garden in Athens.  Really nice weather today and lots of folks in town and around campus.  The city has definitely grown a sizeable amount since I was there.  If only we could go back to those simpler days of getting $3 slices of […]

Peppermint Flowering Peach Tree Might be my Favorite

The peppermint flowering peach tree might be the most visually striking in my opinion.  It’s crazy to see the blossoms coming right out of a sapling not even two feet high.  The color palette matches my good old foldable bike too.  We’ll see if the film photos I also shot on my Olympus Stylus turn […]

Cherry Blossoms in Bloom – 2024-03-10

Cherry blossoms (both the pure white and pink ones) are pretty much in full bloom right now in Georgia.  Which bodes well for the festival down in Macon if you’re heading down there.  If I recall it’s always been tough in recent years for the parade and festivities to perfectly line up with mother nature.  […]

Spring in Georgia + GFX

Model: Amanda  |  Gear: GFX and Nikon 50mm 1.8 Ai-S The dynamic range and tones available in the GFX raw files are something else.  Really a lot of latitude to pull back highlights in skies.

Okame Cherry Tree Portraits + Hangout

Model: Chau | Gear: Sony + Canon Lens / Canon + Nikon Lens (yes both setups manual focus on purpose) These okame cherry trees are the first to bloom in Georgia.  Sometimes as early as the first week in February, when it’s still pretty cold.  There used to be a more purple one on the […]

Spring Photos + Nikon D5300

Model: Chau | Lenses: 18-55mm kit lens and 105mm 2.8 Micro (Nikon J1 for the product shots) I would have to say I’m really enjoying using this “consumer” camera.  The Nikon colors really show up well on the LCD with the brightness at max and +2/3 EV.  Like all Nikons the default metering almost always […]

What’s Blooming in Georgia? – 2024-03-04

Here’s what’s blooming in early springtime in Georgia (Gwinnett!) right now.  What’s typical weather wise is just yesterday it got really hot when I was admiring the flowering peach trees (the almond tree was well past peak).  Now the cold rain today and tomorrow will probably knock down many blossoms.  The other fruit trees have […]

Spring in Georgia 2024 + Fuji

Here’s what was in bloom the weekend of Feb 18-20th.  It’s been a late spring this year, as I remember these Norcross Okame Cherry trees blooming the first week of Feb last year.  It’s been cooler with plenty of rainy days thus far.

Chin National Day 2024 – Cultural Dance Photos – Set 2

Chin Community of Atlanta Georgia 76th Chin National Day February 24, 2024 | Gujarati Samaj of Atlanta Event Coverage by Boon Vong (and my remote cameras!).  It takes time to go through and sort thousands of my photos from any event, plus the time to edit/color grade to my standards, and also posting to my […]

Hoi Cho Tet Atlanta 2024 – Event Photos

HỘI CHỢ TẾT ATLANTA TẾT FESTIVAL February 10, 2024 | Space Ballroom Featuring: Viet Atlanta’s Got Talent, GaTech Dance Group, Scholarship Winners and General Festival Vibe photos

Hoi Cho Tet Atlanta 2024 – Miss Viet Photos – Set 1

HỘI CHỢ TẾT ATLANTA TẾT FESTIVAL NÉT ĐẸP VIỆT NAM February 10, 2024 | Space Ballroom Thanks to all the lovely pageant ladies for posing for photos!  What a jam packed event at the Space in Norcross.  Always brings back memories of the 3em Vietnamese concert Grand Ballroom days.   Here’s Set 1 of my photos.  […]