Rainy Day in DTLA

I love photographing during the rainy days. Rain forces all of us out of our everyday routine and creates some unique scenery that we do not get to see daily.

After it stopped raining in DTLA this afternoon. I was standing out on the 3rd floor balcony at the apartment complex observing the pedestrians. Some continue to use umbrellas, raincoat and others decided to just ignore the rain. I caught this guy running as the crosswalk countdown timer was almost over. He sprint across the walkway while paying attention to the traffic on the other side.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is becoming one of my favorite cities that I have visited in the recent years.  The city has many attractive characteristics; from the old to new, it offers a wide variety of street photography opportunities.  I am looking forward to my future visits.

This image was taken at The Victoria Peak.  I shot three images, handheld and blended them together in Photoshop CC.  I am looking forward to returning with my full Canon setup in the future.

The Stairways ~ this image was taken on our walk towards the Central area.  I couldn’t help but noticing the beautiful curvature and shadow.

Pedestrian ~ I noticed this lady was getting ready to cross the street at Causeway Bay.  I quickly positioned myself to allow me to snap this image when the pedestrian light turned green.

The City of Angels – Los Angeles

My new career has brought me to The City of Angels temporarily.  While I am not back in Florida, I spent part of my time in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) when I am working in town.  The city is full of different characters.  I love carrying my camera every time I am walking around the city.  Here are some pictures I have captured in the short amount of time I am here. I will continue to add the shots to the page dedicated to The City of Los Angeles.

Tatau, Malaysia

I just returned from a trip home to visit my family.  I brought my Sony camera and goPro with me on the trip.  Below are some photos from this trip.

Humans of Tatau

Rio Lim

~He was born on May 19th, 2012, his name is Rio Lim.  Every evening that he was home, he asked to go to the local play ground. I accompanied him to play ground and snapped a few photos of him. This is a full frame shot, taken with Sony A7II.

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Bao Yi Sim

“Curiosity or Fear”
~Her name is Bao Yi Sim, she is almost 3 years old. She is a very smart and an innocent girl and a good friend of my nephew, Rio Lim. She is an orphan, losing her father to cancer at a very young age over 2 years ago.
She was having fun pretending to be a hair stylist when I walked in to get my haircut. Being a stranger to her, she immediately stopped and kept on starring at me. Curiosity or fear, what went through her mind, no one knows. I snapped a few photos using my GoPro Hero 3+. Converted and edited on iPhone 6+.


Jason Kong

~His name is Jason Kong. He is my friend and also a classmate. Jason is handicapped: he lost his ability to walk to polio when he was a baby. Despite the challenges he faces daily, he has always been an optimistic person. He is a very talented person. I have been gone for about 16 years, he is now a local tattoo artist. As always, a very cheerful person, he was having fun kicking some butts at snooker tablet at the local entertainment place.
Here is a shot of Jason getting ready to take his next shot at the table. Shot taken with GoPro Hero 3+, converted into B&W, edited in iPhone 6+

 

 

Pearl’s Cafe

~They are mother and son, my cousins.  This is their daily routine, busy selling noodles to make a living.  Her name is Pearl in Chinese, hence, the restaurant is named after her.  If you are ever in Tatau, it is a one of the popular places to go for your breakfast.

 

Beijing, China

I just returned from a short vacation in Beijing, China.  This city is full of history and I have captured some interesting images during the few days I am there.  It is a city that I will return and visit often.

Temple of Heaven

~From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven (simplified Chinese: 天坛; traditional Chinese: 天壇; pinyin: Tiāntán; Manchu: Abkai mukdehun), is a medieval complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Daoist temple,[1] although Chinese heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, predates Daoism.
Shot taken with Sony A7II, 16-35mm f/4

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From the street
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Horse
~This image was taken at the Temple of Heaven of an image of a horse drew by one of talented artists seen at this place. Instead of creating their art in a graffiti style which damages a piece of history, they use a big brush and water. The art work created can only be seen for a short period of time. This is a true talent!
Taken with Sony A7II + 16-35mm
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Beijing Railway Station
~Shot taken on a rainy day at the Beijing Railway Station.

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