iPhone 5 Photo Test

I finally gave in and upgraded to an iPhone 5 this weekend.  The one thing I was excited about is the phone camera and how it performs in low light and close ups. I happened to be at Mission Cheese for a quick meal this weekend and sat indoor.  Captured …

From Tam to Stinson

On a warm day like yesterday, the thing to do is go for a hike!  There’s no shortage of breathtaking hikes in northern California.  We decided to go to Mount Tam and hike down to Stinson Beach.  This way we also get a bit of beach time! This hike is …

An Afternoon with Butterflies

Yesterday, I went to see the butterfly exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers.  I had tried to go last weekend but the Golden Gate Park was flooded by the masses from ‘Bay to Breakers‘.  The park seemed so much quieter yesterday and much more suited for a visit to see …

Explorations with Water: Flowers

Putting it lightly, I have a ‘minor’ obsession with photographing water. I’ve been experimenting a lot with photographing water as it occurs naturally in my environment (lakes, oceans, waterfalls, etc) and more recently as its movement is more simulated. This weekend, I spent a ton of time simulating and photographing …

The Getty

A little while back, had a chance to drop by the Getty while on a quick visit to LA. The first time I visited the Getty Villa, I fell in love with the place and the collection. On this trip, I had wanted to go again and take Khaled but …

Spring is Really Here

A few weeks ago, I’ve started seeing pretty little flowers on trees, the hummingbirds started coming to our balcony, and we sprung forward (so the days are longer!) Spring was definitely loud and clear when I dropped by the LA Arboretum this past weekend on a quick trip to SoCal. I had initially …

An Intimate Love Affair… with Tulips

Last weekend, I received tulips that have been gracing my living room for a few days now.  12 tulips and 250 intimate photos later has made me fully aware of my love affair with tulips (it turns out I’m not original there and I think it’s somewhat genetic as tulips …

Exploration: In Floral Terms

I have tons and tons of flower photos — took many before I acquired a macro lens and now that I have one, the number of flower photos has gone up drastically.  I’ve recently started, albeit slowly, sorting through that set.  It’s seriously hard to take bad photos of flowers. …

All About Saturday Mornings

When I’m in town and in a relaxed mood, I like to start a Saturday morning with a farmers market and end the morning with a spectacular brunch — most of the time at my favorite brunch place, Slow Club.  This past saturday was our first farmers market visit in …

Carnivorous Vegetarians

Yesterday was a beautiful day in San Francisco — we’re talking 77F on a November day.  Decided to check out the Conservatory of Flowers located in the Golden Gate Park.  It turns out the Conservatory was given the ‘Best First Date’ Award by SF Weekly!  Who knew?! Well, I went there for …