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Death Valley

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Below are a few pictures shot from a recent visit of Death Valley.

Road from Beatty to Death Valley

Road from Beatty to Death Valley

Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley

Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley

Fire Truck in Stovepipe Wells Village

Fire Truck in Stovepipe Wells Village

Badwater

Badwater

Badwater

Badwater

Natural Bridge in Death Valley

Natural Bridge in Death Valley

Natural Bridge in Death Valley

Natural Bridge in Death Valley

Entrance to Golden Canyon in Death Valley

Entrance to Golden Canyon in Death Valley

Golden Canyon in Death Valley

Golden Canyon in Death Valley

Golden Canyon in Death Valley

Golden Canyon in Death Valley

Milky way

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

The following picture was taken nearby the San Luis Reservoir in CA on a new Moon night.
Shot at 16mm f/4 with 30s exposure and ISO 3200.

Night shot of the Milky Way near the San Luis Reservoir, CA

Night shot of the Milky Way near the San Luis Reservoir, CA

Yosemite National Park

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

This trip to Yosemite was mostly focused on Glacier Point and some night photography of Yosemite Valley. Let’s start with a few shots of the valley, with the Upper falls followed by Bridalveil falls:

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When driving on route 41 make sure to stop at Wawona tunnel viewpoint for an impressive view on Yosemite valley, you can spot Bridalveil falls Click to continue »

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Here are some pictures from 2006 taken in Monterey and its aquarium.

Monterey’s old fisherman’s wharf:
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Clam chowder soup served in a sourdough bread:

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Today was devoted to a visit of the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco with its special exhibit of nature photographer Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams’ photographs were fantastic and since there was some time left I also visited parts of the permanent modern art collection the museum has to offer. Some of the modern art pieces are presented below with insightful explanations.

Interestingly, pictures of modern art take very little space, and JPEG compressibility depends primarily on the amount of information present in a picture…

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This one is called “Cleaning my paintbrush”:
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Such a delicate painting ignited my inner creativity and resulted in a modern photograph representing the blurriness of the past, the darkness of the present, and an unpredictable future:
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…. oh wait, it’s just a piece of glass:
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San Francisco by night

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge at sunset from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area:

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Downtown San Francisco:

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Bay Bridge from Embarcadero:

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Embarcadero:

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Bay Bridge from Yerba Buena island:
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Bodie State Park

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Here are a few shots from Bodie State Park near Mono Lake in California, these photos date back from June 2008 and were taken with a wide angle Tokina 12-24mm ATX Pro lens. The park is usually accessible from mid-May to November, during winter over-snow equipment is required since the last few miles leading to the entrance are unpaved. If you are in the area you should also spend couple hours near Mono Lake with its unique rock formations.

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Joshua Tree National Park

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

The visit started with a hike to 29 Palms’ oasis:
29_Palms_3The sight of the oasis at the horizon is quite surreal given that we had been hiking in the middle of the desert for 45 minutes with just rocks and cacti in sight:
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San Diego

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

The day started by an early morning visit of San Diego along Broadway street. There are remnants of San Diego’s wood balconies, similar ones can be seen abundantly in Lima, this one below dates back from 1888:

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A lame lack of taste? You can find all kinds of meats here as this ‘steak’ place is both a strip club and steak house…DSC_0393

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31 rose species from San Jose’s Rose Garden

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

San Jose’s Rose Garden:

San Jose's Rose Garden

San Jose's Rose Garden

Yves Piaget rose:

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Tineke rose:

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Sweet inspiration rose:

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