My mother and I took a one-week trip to Hawaii followed by a two-week
trip to China. I had just finished a year of photography class in high
school so I was eager to apply my knowledge. I enjoyed this trip
because it was my first real opportunity to practice and develop my
I took a one-week trip to the Pacific Northwest with my parents. We were
first in the Seattle area, then we saw the landscape of Washington
State, and then we drove up to Canada. It was a short trip, but I got a
few neat pictures.
This has been my most meaningful trip thus far, both for myself and for
my photography. As usual, I traveled to China with my parents, but this
time, we went to a very poor region in the center of the country, far
far away from modern civilization. It was my first glimpse of real
third-world life (and my ancestral homeland) and I took the opportunity
to snap pictures of the indigenous people ... at work, at play, etc...
At the time, it was humid, hot, filthy, and uncomfortable, but thinking
back, I'll always remember that trip as an unbelievable experience.
I took a 10-day vacation to Alaska with my family and family friends.
We rented a van and drove around the state for 3 days, then boarded a
7-day cruise down the coastline to Vancouver. It was my first cruise
experience, and it was weird how the sun never set in the summertime.
I took a tour of Southwest China with my family this summer. We flew
from Los Angeles to Guangzhou, the largest city in Southern China, to
meet our tour group. After wandering around the city for an afternoon,
we embarked on an 8-day tour to four cities in the southwestern part of
the country: Guilin, Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang. Since I already had
lots of generic landscape and architecture shots of China from my
previous few trips, I wanted to focus my attention more on unique and
quirky subjects which I found amusing. I took all of these pictures
with my recently-purchased Canon PowerShot S70 7.1 megapixel digital
Here are some pictures from my Summer 2005 China trip that were not
taken during our 8-day tour. I wanted to present all of my tour
pictures in one cohesive unit, so I dedicated a smaller gallery to these
misc. non-tour pictures.
Two months after leaving MIT for good (after graduating with my Masters
degree), I went back to Boston to visit prior to attending an academic
conference. To my pleasant surprise, there were cows all over the city!
Decorated cow statues, to be exact. They were up for the summer as part
of some charity fund raising event. I couldn't resist grazing around
the city streets myself to photograph as many of them as I could.
One weekend during the summer, I took a day trip up to the Spring Hill Jersey Cheese
Company, a small cattle farm in Petaluma, CA, about an hour north of
San Francisco, not really knowing what to expect. I was blown away by
how beautiful and well-treated the cows were at that farm. Our host, a
farmhand who has worked with these cows for years, graciously gave us a
tour and let us take photos of these magnificent creatures. I carried
my 2-year-old Canon PowerShot S70 point-and-shoot digital camera and
managed to snap a few cool shots.
As part of my summer vacation, I visited three animal-themed attractions
in San Diego, California: Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, and the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. I shot all of these photos with my 3-year-old
Canon PowerShot S70 point-and-shoot digital camera. I was quite amused
to see a bunch of middle-aged men awkwardly carrying around their new
big digital SLRs that they didn't really know how to use and missing
shots that I was able to get with my dinky little camera :) By far my
favorite destination was the San Diego Zoo—it's extremely well laid
out and provides such a pleasant and invigorating visitor experience.
Words simply don't do it justice; you need to visit to see for yourself!
I spent 3 days walking around Manhattan in August 2008 and took hundreds
of photos. These are the first photos I've uploaded to my website that
I took with my recently-purchased Canon SD870IS compact digital camera.
I really liked how this camera was so small and quick, which allowed me
to grab lots of candid shots!