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 […]

Road Trip – Day 7 – Springdale + St George + Vegas

St. George is definitely a great city to stop by and explore.  There’s a free botanical garden with amazing colorful desert plants, and a high vantage point overlooking the city.  There’s Utah Tech, a lovely white church, AND an Asian grocery store/restaurant!  They have bamboo and pork buns too, along with the normal assortment of […]

Utah Day 5 – Tropic + Kanab + Zion

It was time to say goodbye to Tropic and its awesome hoodie weather, with another quick morning photo walk.  Sunrise wasn’t as nice as yesterday, but the light right afterwards was pretty amazing. Tropic to Zion is only like less than an hour, but a worthy detour is the town of Kanab, near the Arizona […]

Utah Day 4 – Tropic and Bryce Canyon Sunset

The night before actually had some moisture in the air, so it made for a very nice sunrise in Tropic.  Just like back home, photo worthy sunrises and sunsets usually come after some type of weather. I startled this little black cat as I was filming in the morning.  I guess its home was nestled […]

Utah Day 3 – Tropic + Escalante + Panguitch

The weather in Tropic this morning was once again cool and refreshing.  In the back of the cabin area is a barn for chickens and they are pretty much the alarm clock.  The whole time I couldn’t help but find parallels to this place and Samneua Laos. The first stop of the day was Mossy […]

Utah Day 2 – Tropic + Bryce Canyon + Kodachrome Basin

One of the best things about the town of Tropic Utah is the weather.  In June it was an amazing 58 degrees in the morning and a high of about 74 degrees when we were there.  All thanks to the high elevation of 6,000+ ft.  There’s a lot of wind and tons of UV light […]

Utah Road Trip – Day 1 – Las Vegas, NV to Tropic, UT

Hello everyone here’s the first post of my trip out to lovely/lonely Utah.  It was definitely a landscape photographer’s dream.  I didn’t pack too much in terms of gear, I only brought along a Fuji X100, Sony A7 and 3 lenses, and a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera (original one), and of course my iPhone […]

Kodak Ultramax 400 + Nikon F100

Here are some photos from a fresh roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 on the Nikon F100 and various lenses.  About this time last year the 3 pack of Kodak could be found at Walgreens for about $18.99 down here in metro Atlanta.  Then it got jacked up to almost $28 just a few weeks later […]

Fall in Buford, GA – 2022-11-01

The rain knocked down a lot of the leaves, but it’s still very pretty out there.  With magical early morning light like this almost any camera would have worked, but I used my favorite Fall color camera the Nikon D50 and also a J1 and C Mount lens.  I also shot film, Fuji Superia 400 […]

Fall Photos in Georgia (Gwinnett) – Sigma SD10 – 2022-11-01

The Sigma SD10 is interesting in that the colors it produces is most like a normal DSLR from any of the other brands of the day (Pentax, Minolta, Nikon).  The back LCD preview screen is “wrong” but it has an interesting reddish and violet color shift that is much more saturated than the resulting raw […]

Fall in Georgia (Gwinnett) – 2022-10-29

It’s like nature flipped a switch this past weekend! Just a few pictures from a gloomy morning walk before events on this October Saturday.  Cloudy, sky-less days are actually very good for fall photography I’ve found.

Fall – Dillard GA to Cashiers NC – 2022-10-16

A few images from before and after the photo shoot (previous post).  Just driving around some of the backroads in Georgia and the main road from Highlands NC into Cashiers.  Very nice and still some time before the whole mountainsides become yellow and orange.  It got crazy cold down here in metro Atlanta this week […]

Fall in Highlands N.C. – 2022-10-08

Took a drive to Highlands North Carolina to take some portraits. It’s still green and uninspiring down here in Georgia, but as soon as I made the turn up into NC the leaves were almost peak!  You can never predict the leaf season around Atlanta, but this year it’s a lot earlier. Anyways, here are […]

Tucker Cruise In + Pho + Arabia Mountain at Sunset – 2022-08-13

There was a lot going on in Metro Atlanta as usual, but here’s what we ended up doing: the monthly car show in Tucker, Pho Restaurant for lunch, and Arabia Mountain in the evening.  It was a fun full day for sure. Gear Used: Sony A7 and Canon 85mm 1.2 with Sigma adapter, Canon EOS […]

Dalton, GA

Again, catching up on old event recaps.  After the GAWP event I didn’t want to sit in traffic all the way down 75 into Atlanta, so I walked around downtown Dalton.  It’s a very nice city at the foothills of the mountains.  While driving I found this really nice house with tons of kwanza cherry […]

Arabia Mountain and Other Spots – 2022-03-27

This is what it looks like this year on Arabia Mountain and other random spots around town.  Banh Mi on that flowering oasis spot seems to be a tradition, I hadn’t done that since ages ago with Christine. 🙂  Thanks to Byung and Claudia for taking my picture!  The flowers and desert plants truly are […]

Spring Peach Trees

Every year it’s a little different in terms of blooming color here in Georgia.  I remember at the start of the pandemic the colors were really nice and vibrant with a purity in the air.  This year the cold snap kinda ruined some of the blossoms.  Here’s hoping the cold weather will finally be gone […]