Sitting in Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Gate A13, direct flight to Houston, Texas — KIAH. Transferring to Air China, direct Beijing, China — ZPEK. Onwards to Shenyang, China from there — ZSHE — after a difficult transfer through customs and another run through security.
This is the “lightest” I’ve ever traveled, and I have to say, it is quite liberating. 1 checked luggage under 50lbs and a carry-on backpack. “High speed, low drag.” The reprieve from stress associated with heavy packing is non-existent. I’m not juggling belongings or corralling bags. This is the way to travel. This is the way to do it. Continue reading “A brief entry about my bag”
In almost a week from writing this (12/2) I will be on an airplane on my way back to the Middle Kingdom. I’m excited to be returning to visit familiar faces and familiar places, although apprehensive about flying on a Chinese carrier. I’ve heard more than a few “horror stories” regarding the domestic maintenance standards of the People’s Republic. Oh well; Hard to beat those ticket prices ($1,100 round-trip)! In the meantime I’ve been finishing up this semester, focusing on finals, and, more important, been assembling my photographic kit. Continue reading “Inspiration and stagnation.”
Style is important, and it’s something that I’ve struggled to really nail down for a while now. A consistent, unique style. I love the process of taking pictures, I love the act of photography… but when it comes to post-processing and modifying my images along a certain aesthetic, I have no real eye for the matter.
Continue reading “Thoughts on aesthetics and styles.”
Hello, world. A lot has changed since my last posting to this blog. In fact, for a long period of time there, my blog here had ceased to exist. At any rate, it’s back and so am I. It would take too long to go over all the changes that have happened since my time in China so I’m not going to go into great detail in order to recap all that has happened. Instead, I’m just going to summarize and do my best to resume normal posting, starting with today.
Continue reading “2017/11/14 — It’s been a long time…”
Went on a school trip to the Panjin Red Beach located in Dawa County, Panjin, Liaoning. Really surreal sort of experience! It reminded me of the remake of “War of the Worlds” with Tom Cruise.
Continue reading “2015/10/04 — Panjin Red Beach, China”
Today we celebrated the Duanwu Festival with the kids. We decorated eggs, had egg wars (forcing eggs together to find out which would break first, thus determining the winner/loser), played tug-of war, and other games. It was wonderful!
Continue reading “Duanwu Festival”
Today was pretty chill. I got to sleep in, but have work early in the morning tomorrow, so the itinerary for tonight is to watch a movie over a couple beers after taking a shower and then go to bed at a reasonable hour. Busy day.
Continue reading “Minor update.”
I recently picked up a 35mm film SLR, an Olympus OM-1N — known as the “Leica of SLRs.” It’s in brilliant condition, and includes 3 Zuiko lenses in equally brilliant condition.
Continue reading “Olympus being refurbished”