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Don’t forget where you came from, but never let that hold you back either.

The beautiful lotus blossom springs from the mud and rotting detritus below. Its bud shoots high above the surface and opens its fragrant petals into the sun. For a few brief days it stays this way until it dries and turns back into ash. The lotus motif is a symbol often associated with Buddhism.

The entire plant is completely edible. Lotus seeds are boiled and coated with sugar which is used as a treat on Tet (Vietnamese New Year). The tubers in its roots are boiled in pork and chicken stock and sliced. It has a subtle flavor and a slight crunch. Its stalks are used in many dishes and soups. The leaves are very fragrant and can be used either fresh or dried for wrapping over sticky rice.

I took this image at the Wat Phra Kaew in Thailand. It is in its last days of bloom and the petals will eventually fall, only leaving behind the seed pod and stalk.

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Feeling Bullish

I’m back safely in the States. Now I can start posting more regularly again. I’ve accumulated quite a bit of images so I will be busy editing and publishing some of the highlights of my recent trip to Thailand.

This is one of a pair of bronze oxen which stand at the front of the Guan Yin altar at Wat Phra Kaew which is near the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

I liked the flower garlands that were placed on his horns so I took this snapshot without thinking much about it. When I imported it into my PC it really stood out so here it is.

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Hydrangeas at Filoli center

Hydrangea on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

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red raspberries

juicy reds on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

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Cacti taken with my latest SLR (Sigma SD14)

succulent cacti on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

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San Simeon Buckeye

Junonia Coenia on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

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Dahlia

when the world is down on you, smile. on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

 

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Beauty in decay

National Flexo-4 on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

I had a good time making some recent images of an old train in Monterey. As I circled around my subject looking for the right angles and cropping, a lady walked past me and mumbled to her friend “What’s so interesting?”… and I’ll leave it at that. Have a great weekend :)

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Life’s greatest pleasures are so simple

Bucket ‘o Flowers on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

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Spyzter on Zappercast

Zappercast

I’ve been Zappercasted. The guys over at Zappercast liked my work enough to set up an interview with me. You can get the podcast video podcast here. Thanks Nar and Dave.

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Looking into the Eye of the Storm…

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l picked these sunflowers up at the local farmer’s market. Theycalled them double suns. The green center evenutally opens up into theyellow petals seen here.

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autumn approaches

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Don’t worry son, Dad’s here…

Parent and child on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

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Zenview 6-panel 24" display…OMFG

Zenview Command Center Elite: 6-Screen Display with 24″ Premium LCD Screens, DVI + Analog + TV Video Inputs

My display is rather old (a cheapo GEM 18″ LCD) which is getting crunky and spotty. It’s affecting my photography lately. Some of my photos are rather flat, not due to the subject matter but as a direct result of the post-processing editing on a poor display. I originally had my Nvidia digital vibrance turned up, and so I was developing my RAW images based on these boosted settings on the screen. This resulted in over compensation of the final image which looks flat on monitors without digital vibrance (practically everything from mobiles to the PC in the next cubicle).

The puppy shown here is only $8000. Time to start saving those quarters :)

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Sandisk is the new Kodak. Long live Sandisk…

SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash cards: Digital Photography Review

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The Triplets of Belleville

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A flower for Mumbai

Let love and peace prevail over hatred and violence…

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Untitled

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succulents

Harsh environments make stronger plants.


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Point Lobos revisited

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