I live in the state of Hawaii. I am a technical analyst by profession and a photographer by heart. I primarily focus on nature and landscape, but I do enjoy venturing into street on occasion. I currently shoot with a Nikon D800E, D5100, Panasonic LX-5 and my phone. My primary lenses are the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4, 105mm f/2.8 and 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6.
I see things in color, black & white, sepia, and everything in between. I think photography should be bright, vivid, loud, but I also think it should be dark, subtle, quiet. Just like people, art reflects my different moods. History of photography is a great reference, but history should never hold us back. Whether it's HDR, abstract, street or any other type of photography...I enjoy it. I look forward to change, and I embrace it. Change may not always be what I want, but that's okay.
Life would be so boring without variety and change.
I enjoy all science and technology, but biology and high tech gadgets really interest me. Definitely a nerd. :) I'm a big Google Android and Chrome fan. I currently have a Galaxy Nexus. I upgraded from a rooted HTC EVO 4G phone with FreshEVO rom which has served me well for almost 2 years. I have no qualms with Microsoft, and in fact, I like Windows. I'm looking forward to getting a Surface tablet!
I love dogs. I have a chocolate labrador who is the love of my life. I hope to adopt a dog one day.
I believe strongly in a world that has tolerance for all people and views. I believe strongly in inclusion. I believe in treating others as I wish to be treated and in always keeping an open mind. Live and let live.
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. Finally, if you are interested in helping out children in Nicaragua, checkout Empowerment International
I post about photography, technology, social commentary, rants, finances, motivational topics, food, and everything really. Maybe I should have just said everything to begin with?
Selected photos placed in my gallery are available for download (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA) at photosew.us
. I use Zenfolio for my gallery. If you would like to sign up, feel free to use my referral code D7D-PAB-EAZ. You get a discount, and I get some credit.
If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact me.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
— George Eliot
I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.
— D.H. Lawrence
All I know is that I know nothing.
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
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I have a horrible memory and people often take me the wrong way. I am very good at creating awkward moments...ummm...Hi? Ok, bye.