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 […]

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.

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.

Decatur International Festival on the Square – Photos – 2023-03-18

Decatur International Festival on the SquareSaturday March 18, 2023 | Decatur, GA Happy 200th Birthday to the city of Decatur! Some of my photos from a brisk but lovely sunny day on the square.  In my short stay I captured photos of the Korean Drummers and Dancers, Indian Bharatanatyam Dancers, and Thai Dancers.  Great job […]

Lao / Thai / Cambodian New Year Dates 2023 – Atlanta, GA and SE US

Hello everyone, here’s a working list of some of the Lao / Thai / Khmer New Year Festival events this season (in the SE US at least). As of this posting, the dates are correct to the best of my knowledge, but always do your own checking of the various social media sites to see […]

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 […]

Prom! – 2022-03-26

The cherry blossoms were out in Braselton, but man was it windy (and chilly!) today.  Thanks to all the super nice and polite kids for wanting pictures today.  Ah to be young again.  At some point I’ll eventually remember everyone’s names! 🙂 It was fun seeing everyone! Also, stop growing up so fast!!

Monday Funday – 2022-03-21

Today was a quick fun shoot with the blooming peach tree and a surprise trip to the carnival! Hard to believe I’ve known this superstar since she was a “baby potato!” Cotton Candy and Del Taco for dinner?! Truly the life of a star. 🙂  

First Day of Spring – 2022-03-20

Just some fun photos from the first “official” day of Spring down here in Georgia. Thanks to Chalita (@chalitanata) for always coming along for food+fun+thrifting.  I don’t think it can be stressed enough that one can see so many different multicultural communities here in metro Atlanta.  In a half day one can get great Thai […]

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 […]

Spring in Georgia – 2-23-24-2022

Tuesday morning was cold and rainy but that made for some nice photos.  Today though was crazy hot and it seems everything bloomed overnight.  So here’s what I got from my normal drives and walkabouts.  As you can see most of these spots are just simple non fancy places you can get to from the […]

Photo Hangout: Norcross Cherry Trees – 2022-02-21

Thanks to Claudia, Byung, and Jazz for coming out to take pictures with the flowering okame cherry trees in downtown Norcross.  The petals don’t last long so I’m definitely glad when I can get a shoot in during peak colors. Rain was predicted for this day so we only had about a one hour window.  […]

Sunday Funday – 2022-02-20

Sunday started off really cold but I wanted to take advantage of the morning light.  No real plan on this day, just head out of the house with random cameras that I don’t use often, and be a tourist in our own area. I had two frames left on the Fuji Instax wide and at […]

Spring in Georgia – 2022-02-15

It’s still a bit chilly for me, but the first trees that I normally use for photos bloomed late last week.  While I was out location scouting I remembered this time of year would be good to get product shots of my photo books and products in the natural environment that I shot the original […]

Spring in Georgia 2020

Well, with all that’s going on in the world right now, at least it’s looking really pretty out there… 🙃  

Atlanta in the Spring

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


Model: Minjee MUA/Stylist: Nhi Notes:  I wonder if all the girls out there realize that most guys (including myself) prefer it when you ladies are just normal, without much makeup.  We like you in t-shirts and jeans, scars and all…  Granted, the first images are beauty shots for a specific portfolio purpose, but if it […]