I'm so glad you found me! I'm a San Francisco photographer, and this blog charts my journey in the ever-evolving world of photography. One of the things I love about photography is that it's a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly learning and meeting wonderful people. Please peruse the blog to your heart's content, then check out my website and feel free to contact me! (I love hearing from you.)

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Day 80 (May 30) - More Out of Control Bokeh

In the spirit of the past few days, I have not changed the aperture on my lens a single time. It's f/1.8 or nothing.

Today I went to MBK, a huge mall in Bangkok with a couple of the other teachers from Nakprasit. This is a picture of a display of watches there. I felt okay taking the picture because I bought a watch from the lady at the booth; I think her first sale of the day.

Day 78 (May 28) - Beer Bottles

Some leftovers from our party last week. We haven't really figured out how to get rid of all the bottles yet, so currently they reside outside our house, all 70 some of them. Classy, no?

(This shot also taken with my Canon 50 mm f/1.8, at 1.8.)

Day 77 (May 27) The Garden at f/1.8

I always enjoy really narrow depth of field in other people photos, and I think to myself, "Gosh, it sure would be nice to have that expensive lens to take such beautiful images."

Well, duh! Jessica.

I already have a lens with very narrow depth of field, and because I'm a bit slow, I hardly ever use it. And when I do, I stop down! Why???

So, today, I shot wide open in the garden, during some light rain (by the way, not recommended, but I was pretty sure the camera could handle it). Wide open the lens isn't super sharp, plus the leaves were blowing in the breeze, but I still got some decent results.

Day 75 (May 25)

Okay, so this is technically a photo from this weekend, but I didn't want to break my flow of posting every day, plus there's something about this one that I like.

Whoever lives there must have a pretty nice life, not to mention fairly deep pockets for Thailand.

Day 74 (May 24)

We almost walked past this little guy on our way to Erawan waterfalls in Kanchanaburi. He was sitting so still, several people thought he was made of plastic! They were convinced though, when he ran away from us at breakneck speed, fortunately after I had already grabbed some pictures of him.

Day 73 (May 23)

We spent the weekend in Kanchanaburi, about two hours away from where we live in Sam Phran. During the rainy season, the skies here have been fantastic. This is yet another example. If I were editing these photos in PS, I would clone out that annoying little wire in the bottom right hand corner.

Day 72 (May 22)

Evan picked up some cigars in Myanmar; we had a party Friday night to celebrate the beginning of the new term. Evan's not really a smoker, but he did make it through one cigar.

Day 59 (May 9)

Another stormy day shortly after we returned from Myanmar. It's been raining every day since then, pretty much. The upside is we don't have to water the garden any more!


Okay, I am missing quite a few days in between the end of the Myanmar trip and now. Some days I took photos, but none turned out. Rather than post a bad image just for the sake of posting something, I will just clear the slate and start fresh tomorrow.


Day 53 (May 3)

Our second day at Inle Lake was fantastic. I haven't finished processing all the images; we spent the whole day out on a boat. Our boat driver was great, and spoke really good English. He slowed down several times just to let me take a picture!

Day 52 (May 2)

I took this our second evening at Inle Lake. We went biking around part of the lake, and I took so many pictures near sunset that we had to hightail it back to our guesthouse to make it before it was completely dark.

Day 51 (May 1)

A rather large buddha in one of the temples of Bagan.

Day 50 (April 30)

Two views of Bagan at the end of the day. There are thousands of temples all crammed into one little valley, all of them almost a millennium old. It's pretty impressive, I have to admit.

Day 49 (April 29)

Evan and I took a slow 15 hour boat trip from Mandalay to Bagan. Here are a couple shots I took from the boat.

Day 48 (April 28)

Okay, in my attempt to get all these old pictures up I'm going to be brief with the descriptions.

These were taken around Mandalay on our second day there. It was a hot day, we went everywhere and saw everything, and Evan was a little sick, but it was still all amazing and wonderful.

Day 47 (April 27)

We only had one day in Mandalay, and we spent most of it just beat from the bus ride the night before and oppressed by the heat. Still, we rallied for sunset and made it to Mandalay Hill in time to see the pretty colors.

Day 46 (April 26)

This is the beautiful Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the capital of Myanmar/Burma. We visited in the very early morning, and I was hoping for some beautiful early morning light, but cloudy, grey, overcast, and hazy were all that was available.

It is still an impressive sight, though.

Day 45 (April 25)

Okay, so I have been a bad blogger. We've been back for a week, and I have just been slogging through the photo editing process with no end in sight. I was hoping to just post all the backlog of pictures on one day, but that is not practical. So I am just going to try to get caught up, one day at a time.

I missed a few days, so that will cut down the amount of work. :)

Some amazing photos came out of my camera in Burma. I just need to choose the right one (the hardest part), process it, and upload it. Simple, right? I wish!