July 1, 2011

A midsummer day at JFK park in Cambridge.
I messed around a bit in photoshop to create this analog/retro effect. I thought it came out pretty cool.

June 30, 2011

Looking up at a lampost and trees... I liked the perspective.

June 29, 2011

This is an image I took during my last trip to Tokyo (at the "Shibuya Scramble"). I sliced up the image into several pieces... and separated them into different "scenes". It kind of makes you focus on each piece of the photo individually and you notice things that you ordinarily would not have. I thought it came out pretty interesting. I also emphasized each scene by accenting it with a colored filter.

The before picture:

June 27, 2011

A Midsummer Day in the Park (part II).
I really liked the halo effect that was created around the baby geese.

June 28, 2011

I was messing around with different photo filters and created this collage. I thought it was pretty interesting how the photo's characteristics changed with each color.

In case you're wondering, the original image was taken in Hong Kong... off the coast of Sai Kung (I had gone junk boating for a day). The sun was just about to set and it created a really cool effect with the mountains in the background.

June 26, 2011

A midsummer afternoon in the park. Enjoying a lovely summer day in Cambridge, MA.

June 25, 2011

Abstract shot taken next to my apartment in Harvard Square. I thought the wires mixed in with blue sky, white clouds, and the corner of a building make for an interesting composition.

June 24, 2011

Abstract shot of some tree tops... never thought a tree could be so cool.

June 23, 2011

End of a long summer day... the sun shining a spotlight down on a lonely tree.

June 20, 2011

A mossy tree I found on my way to JFK Park in Harvard Square. Why does moss only grow on one side of the tree?

June 19, 2011

Beautiful summertime sunset along the Charles River in Cambridge, MA.

June 18, 2011

Raglan, New Zealand.

Until last year, this had been the longest point break I'd ever surfed. By the time you got to the end of your ride, you're legs were so exhausted that you wanted to collapse. In order to take this picture, I climbed to the top of a hill and fully zoomed out my camera... even then, I was not able to capture the entire length of the wave. New Zealand is a beautiful country with amazing surf.

June 17, 2011

A sweet abandoned building I found in some random foreign country. Can anyone guess where this picture was taken??

(hint: graffiti is in Spanish)

June 16, 2011

Awesome abandoned house!.. the colors and textures on it are amazing.

June 15, 2011

Get out of Dodge.

Not too remarkable of a photograph, but I liked the street name!... Dodge. Also, the color red kind of "popped" nicely.

June 14, 2011

Looking at the city of Minneapolis from across the river. I liked how all the power lines mixed in with the sky... created a cool effect. The power lines in this picture are actually connected to the hydro-electric dam at Saint Anthony Falls. The dam used to power the entire city of Minneapolis. I wanted to come back here at night and take a picture of the city lights, but some random security guard told me that the river area was not so friendly at night. It seemed ok to me??

From afar, the downtown area looks pretty massive... but it's actually quite small. The buildings you see in this image make up the entirety of the downtown area (doesn't go any further back or to the side). Nonetheless, the suburbs do extend out rather far.

June 13, 2011

Pillsbury A Mill

This used to be the largest and most technically advanced flour mill in the world... sitting along the banks of the Mississippi River. However, in 2003, the mill ceased operations and now sits abandoned (would have been awesome to sneak inside of it!!). A developer recently purchased it with plans to turn the building into a loft-style apartment complex. I hope it works out... and the building keeps its charm.

June 12, 2011

Runner's Path

Image of a gravel pathway along the Charles River. Many runners have crossed paths here over the years.

June 11, 2011

Abandoned house in Cambridge, MA... really cool colors and textures (love the teal!). Wonder what lives inside that dilapidated storage area in back?? (didn't really want to go find out)

June 10, 2011

Old mill buildings turned into museums and expensive lofts along the Mississippi River. The Old Mill City Museum (shown in middle) was one of the most awesome buildings I've seen. The front of the museum features a partial shell of the old structure... and the back of it is a modern glass structure. I never thought that the history of grain could be so interesting.

June 9, 2011

"The Jazzman testifies"

Random street shot I took while wandering around downtown Minneapolis.

June 8, 2011

Looking at Saint Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River. It's definitely no Niagara Falls... but it's still rather impressive. This little dam used to power the entire city. Interesting article about it on Wikipedia

Bonus video below!

June 7, 2011

Bridge crossing the Mississippi. My first attempt at adding my own personal texture... thought it came out pretty cool.

June 6, 2011

Minneapolis Skyways

The Minneapolis Skyway System is an interlinked collection of enclosed pedestrian footbridges that connect various buildings in Downtown Minneapolis enabling people to walk in a climate-controlled environment (which is GREAT when it's 15 below during the winter... or 90+ degrees during the summer). The extensive system is renowned as the largest continuous system in the world. It forms a network of pedestrian walkways that link sixty-nine full city blocks over seven miles!!

I have to admit it's pretty rad... you can pretty much get anywhere you want without going outside. It reminded me a bit of Hong Kong's underground MTR network.

June 5, 2011

I took a stroll around downtown Minneapolis last night. It is a very pretty city (during the summer)... and even has some cool skyscrapers mixed in. Here we are looking up at Capella Tower in Minneapolis. This is the tallest building in Minneapolis by 2 inches (see Wikipedia Article for more info). It's a pretty cool building. I like the halo effect on top of it.

June 4, 2011

On the Stone Arch bridge looking toward the city of Minneapolis. Minneapolis is a pretty cool city. It has a nice/clean/safe downtown area... and there are a bunch of old & heavily weathered mill buildings that sit along the Mississippi River. It makes for an interesting contrast.

June 3, 2011

Looking down on the city of Boston from the comfort of my American Airlines' seat... taken while en route to Minneapolis. The sun had just started to set and it was creating some beautiful colors in the city and in the sky.

June 2, 2011

A little photo collage I put together from an image I took at my villa in Bali. Beautiful flowers and a nice wading pool beneath! (had to be careful of the snakes)