A Couple of Photos

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Selfie of Annie and me next to Highway 1.

As much as I love the camera on the new iPhone 7 Plus, there’s just something magical about using a DSLR to capturing a moment. I shot this using a mini tripod, a timed exposure, and my old trusty Nikon D600.

I scrolled back and looked at some of my recent blog posts using my iPhone, and I’m just not satisfied with the results. I guess I’m going to have to start lugging my DSLR with me everywhere. Hah!

By the way, I wanted to share a couple photos from a trip I took recently. Here’s a sneak peak–I’ll post more soon.

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Kent taking a photo of a sea turtle at the Marina Del Rey Aquarium.

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Annie and Julia taking a selfie in front of McWay Falls in Big Sur.

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Los Angeles at night, from Griffith Observatory

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Sunset at Santa Monica.

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Astrophotography on a semi-hazy night at Big Sur.

Ps. Thank you everyone for all the support. I’m reading them all your messages and I will respond to you soon. I’m just taking the moment to reflect, meditate, and edit photos. ^_^

Sunset from the Office

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Photo of the sky from the office. Shot on an iPhone 7 Plus.

Wow, what an amazing sunset. While San Francisco needed the rain this week, it’s definitely nice to see the sun through all the clouds.

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Another photo from the office.

Photo of the Milky Way with Noise Reduction

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Photo of the Milky Way created from 30 stacked photos.

I shot a time lapse last night and got some pretty nice pictures of the Milky Way. The photo pictured above was created from 30 photos, with a median stack. Shot at 3200 ISO, a single image had a decent amount of noise.

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A single photo of the Milky Way with noise.

Notice the amount of image noise in the darker areas. I added some noise reduction, but it still looked kind of janky around the edges.

Time lapse video created from the photos.

Enjoy!

Sunrise from My Room

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Photo of San Francisco from my room in Bernal Heights. Shot with the iPhone 7 Plus.

I woke up this morning and the sunrise was just absolutely fantastic. Now that I have my bike, I might have to ride up to the top of Bernal Heights park and snap some time lapse videos.

View of San Francisco from Bernal Heights

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Photo of San Francisco from Bernal Heights. Shot on an iPhone 7 Plus.

I went for a bike ride this weekend to test a couple routes for my daily commute. I think my favorite part was riding around Bernal Heights. While the hills are crazy steep, the views are fantastic.

That brings me to other news, I just picked up my new bike. I’ll write a blog post that dives deeper into the entire story, but I just wanted to let you know that I finally pull the trigger.