Vancouver from Above

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Was transferring through Vancouver and so fortunate to see the city and the nearby vicinity from above. One of the top places in my to-visit list! Sadly haven’t had the opportunity yet. The more industrial side of the city, transporting logs via the waterways. Seeing the natural beauty of the pristine waterways, mountains, and forests, I applaud those that are …

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Window. Last Row. Pillow.

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Colleague: “What seat are you at? I am at 15C.” Me: “48F – last row. Window.” Colleague: “You are nuts, you will never get off that plane!” Indeed a little crazy, but I am continually fascinated by the view from the air. This is a continuation of a previous series captured from 30,000ft in the air: Window. Music. No food …

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Hong Kong Street-scape – B&W

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Catching up some photo backlog from my January trip to Hong Kong. Stripping away the colours for B&W photos, I am forcing myself to focus on composition and lighting. Hong Kong is a treasure trove for photography, there is always so many things going on and juxtapose against each other. The MTR, connecting all corners of this metropolitan city. Spent …

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Exploring Minnesota State Fair

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At the end of August, Patrick and I were in Minneapolis for a business trip, we were fortunate to have a bit of time to explore the city upon arrival. The city Freedom! The city of St.Paul and Minneapolis separated by the Mississippi River. It is neat to see the revival of old mills converted into mixed residential use. After …

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Hawaii – Mauna Kea Summit & Hilo

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From the fertile Waipio Valley we drove through Saddle Road and embarked on the climb to the top of Mauna Kea. At 9,200 foot (2,800 meter) the visitor information station. A big orange sign says “4×4 Vehicle Recommended, proceed at your own risk”. We tried to hitchhike up with those with a 4×4 and one person told us the road …

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Hawaii – Waipio Valley

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On the opposite side of the most southernmost point of the 50 United States lies Waipio and Pololu Valleys along the Northern shore of the Big Island. We arrived at Pololu Valley lookout at the end of HYW 270 just in time to catch the sunrise and also strike up with a nice gentleman from Vancouver, BC. It was a …

SamHawaii – Waipio Valley