Archive for the 'Photos' Category



11
Feb
08

View from Cambie Bridge

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Originally uploaded by Ryoh A

Who says that construction delays and congestion on Cambie is a totally bad thing. Granted, most of the time you (edit) it bugs the crap out of me to be stuck in traffic on the bridge. In fact, I avoid that area like the plague now. Sometimes, and only sometimes, it’s good to be stuck in traffic and take a little bit of a breather. Lina snapped this and a few more (click picture to see the rest of them on flickr) while stopping and going.

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30
Jan
08

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
Image from CNET

Hot on the heals of the exciting news of the Canon XSi is the announcement of the Nikon D60. Being the NERD that I am, I couldn’t wait to find out more about the replacement for the D40x. I’ve checked out the feature list and was quite disappointed with it’s lack luster enhancements. Where as the XSi added new features along with the tweaks, the D60 only seems to be a slight revision of the D40x.

The only thing that’s worth noting is the ability to do stop motion video. This new feature will let you do your own version “Wallace and Grommet.”

Canon and Nikon have battle it out very heavily in the entry level digital SLR market. In the last generation (XTi vs D40x) Canon was losing ground to Nikon but now it looks like Canon will be regaining it’s lead. We can only hope that Nikon will come out with a D60x.

[Cnet Article]

25
Jan
08

Canon XSi

Canon XSi
image from CNET

As some of you know, I want to get more into photography. And browsing through some of the pictures on Flickr has been truly inspiring. Thanks to Lina and her mother’s Christmas Gift of a digital camera, I’ve been doubly hooked. Maybe I get obsessively compulsive about things like this. I’ve been drooling over both the Canon Rebel XTi and Nikon 40Dx. Oh, the choices…What should I do? Should I get the Body only and get better lenses? Or, should I get it with the lens (or 2 lens kit for the XTi) and start snapping.

Well, now, thanks to the PMA (Photo Marketing Association) 2008 show, Canon introduced the XSi: the successor to XTi. There are some impressive new features that will make it more appealing to me (and probably many others). Notable features include: Live View, which allows you to frame the shot through the LCD instead of the view finder; Upping of the Megapixel count; DigicIII processor; and a move from CF cards to SD cards.

I guess I will have to keep dreaming about them, because cameras like these are still overkill for my level of photography.

[Cnet Article]

21
Dec
07

Bayshore

I’d like to say the I love my new camera that Lina and her mother gave me for my birthday gift. I carry it around everywhere! A few Fridays ago, we had our company Christmas Party at the Westin Bayshore. And, as usual, there is drinking involved at the party, so opted for a hotel room. We were lucky enough to get a room with a decent view of the North Shore and some very nice looking yatchs.  There are also some more pics on Flickr.

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06
Dec
07

Vancouver nightscape

A little bit of everything
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Originally uploaded by Ryoh A

The day that I took this shot, it had been pouring rain for most of the day, and had let up in the afternoon. In fact, we even had a chance to see a double rainbow for the brief moment we actually saw the sun. It was also our Tree Trimming Party at work so we were all staying a little later. I was taking a few pics of the party, when I looked outside to see if the weather was any different. That’s when I saw this and had to snap it.

01
Dec
07

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Originally uploaded by Ryoh A

I’ve been playing with my new camera and gorillapod. I took this from waterfront street by the Helijet terminal.

27
Nov
07

Birthday

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Originally uploaded by Ryoh A

Thanks everyone for coming out to my Birthday dinner. I had a lot of fun and hope that you did as well. My jaw and abs were hurting so much from the non-stop laughter. Thanks for all the gifts as well: they are all awesome.