This is a tale about catching the light and sharing the light. (It's also about life being a long-time adventure).
TIAA #15: “Mysteriously Mythological”
This is a tale about the seductive allure of an enigmatic moon sinking above the skyline of Vancouver.
TIAA #9: “My Peace in the Pandemonium”
This is a tale about the challenge, tenacity, and reward of remaining positive when reality dictates otherwise.
TIAA #4: “Suspicious Black Male in a Hoodie”
This is a tale about biased presuppositions that should be duly reassessed before someone gets hurt or killed for no justifiable reason (again).
TIAA #3: “Brooklyn Rising”
This is a tale about gratitude for the people who understand what I'm trying to do with my photography.
Hello Seattle. It’s Been Fog Too Long.
TIA invites you to view how foggy weather transforms the Emerald City into an otherworldly realm of eccentric mystery and eerie intrigue.
TIAA #1: Involuntarily Vomiting on Vancouver
This is a tale about one of the worst photographs I have ever captured as a professional photographer. Let the delirium ensue.
Hong Kong / Postmarked 25 Aug. 2010
Ephri sends a postcard to Sybi from Hong Kong, one of his favorite cities on the planet.
Sunday Walks at Kerry Park
As my timelapse photography mission continues, this past weekend took me to the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, home of Kerry Park. If you are a resident of Seattle, Kerry Park truly needs no introduction. For previous visitors, chances are you have been to Kerry Park but did not know "Kerry" was the park's name.... Continue Reading →
Caught in a Seattle Timelapse
In 2021, I have finally been able to engage with the objective I set for myself last year -- developing and solidifying my skills in timelapse photography! As time-consuming as this engrossing venture is, timelapse photograpy is really a lot of fun. Similar to when I first delved into night photography over a decade ago,... Continue Reading →
Why *is* Seattle called “The Emerald City”?
Why is Seattle called "The Emerald City"? What's the story?
The City that Rises in the Meadows of the Desert
There is no doubt that Las Vegas is probably one of the most fascinating, spectacular, hyper, and quizzical cities in the world. Night-time Aerial View of the Las Vegas Strip / Purchase "Las Vegas" actually means "The Meadows" or "Fertile Plains" in Spanish. The Meadows, today, is the largest city by population in the State... Continue Reading →
The Frustrated Photographer and Forgetful Pilot
I have an episode in aerial photography that was so peculiar that I felt it deserved to be described with readers. Prepare a cup of coffee, tea, cocoa – whatever your beverage of choice is today – sit back, and allow me to share this tale of semi-humorous human folly (and foolishness) with you. Aerial... Continue Reading →
Meet Me at the Muddy Confluence
Where the River Gombak meets the River Klang -- that’s where you’ll find Kuala Lumpur (KL), which is Malay for, literally, “Muddy Confluence”. As an enthusiast of etymology -- especially regarding the names of our world's cities -- I find the meaning of “Kuala Lumpur" to be one of the most fascinating. KL is a... Continue Reading →
The Skyline of Saint James
"San Diego" is Spanish for "Saint James" San Diego's skyline is very expansive. In the image above, this is only a small part of it captured from Harbor Island. The majority of the buildings are the same height, and not as tall as those seen in Los Angeles or San Francisco, whose urban cores developed... Continue Reading →
Isthmus City (Factoid #3)
Seattle is the only major U.S. city that is situated on an isthmus.
Deciphering the Significance of “Singapore”
The Sumptuous Seduction of Singapore | Purchase The City The name “Singapore” was adapted by the British from its original Malay name, “Singapura”, which means “Lion City”. I had often read books and magazines about the great Lion City, established on an island at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. I was fascinated by... Continue Reading →
Our City of Shikaakwa Today
The name "Chicago" is derived from "Shikaakwa". Established 184 years ago, the city named "Chicago” is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, translated as "wild onion" or "wild garlic", from the Miami-Illinois language. Wild Garlic (literally...) The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as "Checagou"... Continue Reading →
Seattle, The One & The Only (Factoid #1)
SEATTLE FACTOID #1 There is only one “Seattle” on the planet. No other city or town in the world shares its name. Downtown Seattle Illuminated / Purchase Downtown Seattle, Spring Evening / Purchase Core of Downtown Seattle featuring the new Rainier Square Tower (right) / Purchase Broad Street Blues, Belltown / Purchase Click here to... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year & Best Wishes for 2013
Seattle Welcomes the Year 2013 Cracklin’ into 2013 - Seattle Style Blazin’ Needle TIA International Photography would like to extend its warmest wishes of Joy, Happiness, Success, Prosperity, and Good Health to you and your families in the New Year. I’m going to challenge myself to make at least three postings every month on this... Continue Reading →