This is a tale about three languages spoken between two photographers: English, French, and Photography.
This is a tale about the seductive allure of an enigmatic moon sinking above the skyline of Vancouver.
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 →
SEATTLE FACTOID #6 Seattle has erected more cranes for construction than any other city in the United States for three consecutive years since 2016. "Seattle at an Angle" / View of downtown from the Skyview Observatory at Columbia Center Seattle's Urban Evolution, Ad Infinitum:An aerial view of downtown Seattle with Westlake Avenue as the central... Continue Reading →
SEATTLE FACTOID #5 When the Smith Tower was erected in 1914, it remained the tallest building not only in Seattle or Washington State, but on the entire West Coast of the United States! In 1962, the record was broken by yet another structure in Seattle, one that has become world renowned and probably the most... Continue Reading →
SEATTLE FACTOID #4 Smith Tower & Seattle Waterfront @ Dawn When it was erected in 1914, Seattle's Smith Tower was the tallest building along the West Coast of the United States. Smith Tower (center), Downtown Seattle Smith Tower would remain the tallest for nearly 50 years until it was eventually usurped by another building in... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
After plenty of research and a few experiments, I have put together my first “real” time-lapse video. I recently purchased a wireless intervalometer and have been experimenting with some time-lapse photography! I call it the “first real time-lapse” because I discovered in my research that I was not compiling the exposures properly in previous videos!... Continue Reading →
Space Needle Enigma In January and February 2013, Seattle experienced some major low-lying fog for several consecutive days. When the fog descended upon Seattle, it literally transformed the city into something rather exotic and, to some extent, alien. Needless to say, it was quite exciting for TIA to capture several scenes around Seattle with this... Continue Reading →
Original image before and after HDR processing Enjoy a photo of Houston, captured on a taxi ride on an early August morning in 2010. Since we were going at 75 miles an hour, I had to set the ISO to 500 with aperture at f/2.8. I have posted the original image below. Some photographers are... Continue Reading →