Posts Tagged ‘travel’

The Amazon Jungle: Tambopata National Reserve & Lake Sandoval

October 1, 2012 2 comments

This is my second post in a series on my recent trip to Peru. In my first post, I talked about hiking Huayna Picchu at Machu Picchu. Stay tuned for thoughts on Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Lima, and more.

When my girlfriend and I were planning our trip to Peru, we had a big decision to make: Spend our final three days at Lake Titicaca or spend them in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. We chose the latter.

Why? We thought it might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the reviews of the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion lodge were stellar. I’m hoping to go into more detail about the wonderful lodge, its employees and our other excursions in the Amazon in another post. But for now, I wanted to detail our experiences on a day-hike inside Tambopata National Reserve to Lake Sandoval.

Lake Sandoval Water Peru

Lake Sandoval in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve.

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Machu Picchu: Hiking Huayna Picchu

September 21, 2012 13 comments

This is my first post in a series on my recent trip to Peru. Stay tuned for thoughts on Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Lima, the Amazon, and more.

As of November 2014, this post now lives on my new blog and photography website. For previous comments and discussion, please see below.

Photography: Vancouver

January 16, 2012 1 comment
Downtown Vancouver SkylineYou're My WonderwallWater, Boats & CityBritish Columbia SkyLike a PaintingColorful Aquabus
University of British Columbia Clock TowerBC Place ReflectionWest End Sunset

Vancouver, a set on Flickr.

My girlfriend and I took a trip up north to Vanouver this weekend to celebrate our one-year anniversary. Besides absolutely falling in love with the city, here are some photos I shot. Click the photos to enlarge!

Another Photography Post (Architecture)

November 7, 2011 2 comments

Yikes! Seems like I’m kind of getting into this photography thing. Today I went into downtown Seattle and tried to get some skyscraper photos. Here’s what came out best — plus a few other architecture shots. If you like what you see, please check out my Flickr!

Columbia Center: The tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi when it was completed, Columbia Center is the tallest building in the state of Washington. Standing at 932 feet, it's located in Seattle and was completed in 1985. The building is black, but combining some HDR techniques in Photoshop and thanks to the sun hitting the building, I was able to get these great colors.

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue Skyscraper: This residential skyscraper in Seattle stands 440 feet tall and was completed in 2008.

Smith Tower: Located in the Pioneer Square district of downtown Seattle, Smith Tower was built in 1914 and was the tallest office building west of the Mississippi River until 1931. It stands 489 feet tall. With this photo, I tried out some interesting HDR effects in Photoshop.

Gas Works Park: Part of an old gasification plant.

University of Washington's Suzzallo Library (HDR): This is my first real attempt at HDR photography. I combined five photos to create this image of Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington in Seattle. One of my favorite buildings I've ever laid my eyes on, Suzzallo Library features collegiate gothic architecture and was built in the 1920s.

Washington State Capitol: The Legislative Building on the grounds of the Washington State Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

University of Washington Entrance: The entrance to the University of Washington off of Northeast 45th Street.

Experimenting with Photography: Astoria, Cannon Beach, Portland, Seattle at Night

August 11, 2011 1 comment

I’ve been experimenting with photography during my trip down the Oregon coast, and then in Portland and Seattle. Take a look below and check out more on my Flickr photostream, where there are also much larger versions of these photos. Would love feedback and any tips!

Downtown Seattle from Alki Beach

Blazing Seattle Ferry

University of Washington Entrance

3 a.m. in Downtown Seattle

Husky Stadium (Cell Phone Pic)

Cannon Beach Sand

Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, OR

Cannon Beach Shoes

View from the Astoria Column

Captain My Captain Doughnut from Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, OR

Portland, OR Bridge