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Jeriah Lau
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Joy, joy, joy!
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Did you know 27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss's first book?

Never, ever give up.
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"Silicon City - San Francisco"

San Francisco is becoming the capitol of Silicon Valley. Read why here.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/story/2012-07-18/new-tech-hub-san-francisco/56441430/1

(Expand this post below for the description from my earlier post)

Details

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 17-40L @24
1-minute exposure @F18(pushing it but it looks fine at full-res)
1-LEE soft ND grad 0.9 (100x150mm) (2 grads with bright lights creates reflected lights!)
Lee foundation kit filter holder with Lee 77mm adapter ring
No polarizer.
ISO 50
Small Slik tripod with Manfrotto pistol grip ball head
RAW file processed with Capture One by Phase One
TIFF file processed with Photoshop
Sturdy hiking boots to keep from falling off the hill
(This is to the left of most shots taken here to get the full 2x3 ratio frame!)
I was literally hanging off the cliff to get this perspective.
Location: Well, I do not officially advocate going here, though many do!

The Story

There is a dynamic energy in this city now as it becomes the northern hub of Silicon Valley with companies like Twitter, SalesForce (cloud computing) Wikimedia (wikipedia), Zynga (80 million users play farmville etc.), UStream, Metacafe, DropBox, RapLeaf, Blurb (photo books), Dolby Labs, Stumbleupon, Digg and Reddit (THE way to go viral on the internet), Craigslist (the biggest want-ad website with local versions around the world), Yelp (recommendations on restaurants and other things, soon worldwide), Autodesk, (the leading computer design software company), Typekit, QuantCast (Web analytics), Twilio, Square(mobile payments), GitHub, Riverbed,Heroku (cloud computing/online customer database systems), Second-life (the biggest online virtual reality game played by over 800,000 people around the world). And let's not forget Wired Magazine....etc...etc..

Oracle, Genentech, Lucasfilm and Pixar are also within a few miles of where I took this shot. I wanted to capture this dynamic feeling in a photo.

The left side of the skyline is starting to change now with a 1200 ft (400m+) tower and many 300m+ towers going up. It will become the main part of the skyline. It will include a 5 block 4 level mall/city park. Rents and real estate prices are actually rising as companies go public and people move here. 

Despite all this growth, most of the city retains the charm of a hillside mediterranean coastal town, minus the historic buildings! It is the most walkable US city comparable only to Manhattan in New York City.

Here is a view in the opposite direction!
https://plus.google.com/u/0/102871123574468799566/posts/L57sK6Jros6

Other stuff

My pictures are featured on the front page of California Governor, Jerry Brown's website http://gov.ca.gov

Resources

I wrote a 325 eBook that describes exactly how I went about learning photography starting in 2006. I did not learn the usual way. I have studied the great masters of painting and hope to find that light in the real world.

http://www.patricksmithphotography.com/Photography_Book.html


A great weather mashup map of the world with local temperatures, weather and nice popups. See where it is hot and not! (Must wait for slow commercials first, but worth it!)
http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/
Google Earth
http://earth.google.com/

Simply the best way to scout out locations that there is. You can see sun angles and pre-visualize light under lots of different conditions. Sometimes you can actually pre-compose your shots! This has saved me many thousands of vertical feet of climbing by avoiding spots with blocked views etc.

Satellite imagery (choose 'National' for a local US region or use your fave website)
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/?wfo=mtr

Tide charting and preditions: (chose your area in US, other countries have similar websites)
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml?gid=235

Wave Heights (I choose 'North Pacific from Global')
http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/index2.shtml

Or Here:
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/RP1bw.gif

Photos of every inch of the California coastline from a small plane. Excellent for close in detailed views.

http://www.californiacoastline.org/
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New Samsara Trailer...WOW!

This looks amazing. The entire movie was shoot on 70mm film and it took 5 years to make. Truly moving and inspirational!

Synopsis:
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. SAMSARA reunites filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS brought a new visual and musical artistry to theaters. Dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA explores the wonders of our world, from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man's spirituality and the human experience, and illuminating the links between humanity and the rest of nature.
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National Geographic's Tim Samaras, one of the world's best-known storm chasers, died on Friday in the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado along with his son, after 20 years spent chasing extreme weather.
His son Paul was also killed in the Reno, Oklahoma tornado on Friday.
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Valley of Tears, Iceland
#photographyworkflow , #howtophotograph , #landscapephotography  

Here is an image from one of the most fantastic areas that we visited on Iceland. I call this place Valley of Tears because these waterfalls were created when man disturbed nature. The color of the water is stunning blue-green and there must be 10s of waterfalls in the valley.

How was this photograph created?
This location was challenging to compose. One had to resist the urge to capture the grand vistas and trying to capture every single waterfall in a single photograph. I used along lens to focus in the areas that I felt would give a pleasing composition and highlight the colors in the water. I used circular polarizer to cut through the glare on the surface of the water to bring out the details and colors in the water. 

For #waterfallwednesday  curated by +Eric Leslie 

Enjoy & Share.
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Just a quick comparison chart I whipped up. Feel free to share it.
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  • Institut Teknologi Harapan Bangsa
    Visual Communication Design, 2010 - present
  • SMAK 2 BPK Penabur Bandung
    2007 - 2010
  • SMPK 1 BPK Penabur Bandung
    2004 - 2007
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