Still loving landscape photography

I’ve definitely been doing more portraits than landscape photography, but there will always be a special place in my heart for landscape photography. I know photographers will say that you have to find a niche – find one thing you’re good at and stick to it, but this is hard for me because I like both. While I’m drawn to taking photos of people and being in the moment with them, I also really enjoy capturing the beauty of mother nature.

Below are a couple of recent landscape photos I took. Enjoy!

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Seafair Torchlight Parade 2014

Here are some photos from this year’s Seafair Torchlight Parade. The weather was ideal and the show was as entertaining as ever. Some local celebrities that I spotted this year included the Sounders’ Dempsey and Yedlin. Macklemore was not there LOL. I stayed for most of the show; I left a little early in fear that the Link Light Rail would be too packed if I hung around till the very end. I shot these photos with a walking lens and didn’t use flash. Enjoy.

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2014 Dragon Fest Photos – Seattle

Here are some photos from Dragon Fest which took place this past weekend. The weather was delightful and the food situation was outstanding as usual, especially with the addition of a Lao food truck (Spicy Papaya) this year. :)

I enjoyed the few performances that I got a chance to check out, both from the general seating area as well as the Japanese beer garden. Also, this year’s Dragon Fest reminded us that the Bruce Lee Museum will soon open in Seattle. Awesome sauce.

Enjoy the photos.

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July 4th Photos

The fireworks show was nice. All 30 minutes of it. I enjoy fireworks because I like watching things blow up. It’s violent and beautiful at the same time. And I really liked it when Neil Diamond’s “They’re Coming to America” came on as fireworks shot into the dry Seattle sky; that song is just special to me LOL.

But the fireworks show didn’t start until 10:15 PM, which was many hours after we arrived to Gas Works Park for the very popular and crowded yearly Family 4th event. We arrived early the park early, of course, to secure a piece of real estate on the hill next to the sundial overlooking Lake Union and the Downtown Seattle skyline. Besides the fireworks, I really enjoyed observing the surroundings, the crowd, and the different people and personalities at Gas Works Park during the course of the day.

Below are some photos of the 4th of July fireworks show and some of the people who went to celebrate USA’s birthday in Seattle. Enjoy!

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Smithsonian Asian Pacific America Center’s “A Day in the Life”

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center launched their A day in Life of Asian Pacific America 2014 exhibit this July 4th and I was glad to be a part of the important project and was honored to have two of my photos be featured. Check out the link below to find out more and view the beautiful and powerful photo collection.

http://smithsonianapa.org/life2014/

Pho Cake

Dr. Wtpho is o-pho-cially one year older. Time sure does pho-ly. :)

My birthday cake this year was the best cake I’ve ever had, thanks to creative hands behind it at Lisa B’s Sweet Shop in Centralia, WA. The white chocolate and strawberry pho cake was pholicious as well as beautiful. The attention to detail as well as the build quality of the care were superb. I received a lot of inquiries as to where the cake came from, so be sure to check out the business’ Facebook page to learn more and place your order for sweet edible art piece.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

Cheers!
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