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….

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,…

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. “Las Vegas” actually means “The Meadows” or “Fertile Plains” in Spanish. The Meadows, today, is the largest city by population in the State of Nevada, and the 28th largest city in the United…

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. My…

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…

The Skyline of 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 more rapidly between the 1970s and 1990s….

Deciphering the Significance of “Singapore”

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 its history and how it transformed itself…

Our City of Shikaakwa Today

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. The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as “Checagou” was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir…

Happy New Year & Best Wishes for 2013

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 blog.There is little sense having the handy tool if I do not use…