Random Photo for 02/28/2014



Been sick the last couple days and got off my scheduled posting.  This is a photo of the exit staircase at the Vatican Museum.  It was taken on my first trip to Italy in 2011.  We went and checked this out before starting the tour and I took around 7 photos and used Photoshop to get rid of the people who were walking down.


Random Photo for 02/24/2014



Today’s photo is from Paris.  We were on our way to the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur and passed this chocolate shop.  This particular shop had been awarded the title of Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, which basically states that they are “One of the Best Crafstmen of France”.  Walking in this shop you could tell.  It was definitely some fine chocolate.  We only bought some macaroons, which were excellent by the way, when we were there though.  This was my favorite photo from that store.  When I see it I’m instantly transported back to that chocolate wonderland.


Sony NEX-5N, SEL35mm, 1/60, f/2.0, ISO 100

Random Photo for 02/22/2014



Today’s photo was taken at this year’s AZ Matsuri Festival.  This group of little kids was sitting by the stage waiting their turn to perform their dance and it made for a great scene.  Shot with the Sigma 60mm on my NEX-5N, 1/400, f/2.8, ISO100.


Random Photo for 02/20/2014


Today’s photo is of a piece that is at the entrance of the Phoenix Art Museum.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to shoot with with a shallow depth of field.  Shot with Sony NEX-5N, SEL35mm, 1/1250, f/1.8, ISO100.


Random Photo for 02/17/2014



Today’s photo is another from London.  We were trying to find a restaurant we saw listed in one of the magazines that was in our hotel.  It was at the end of this street, but was closed.  It was early enough that the sun was low in the sky making for a dramatic look.  I took a quick 3-shot HDR to balance out the light and edited the photo in Perfect Effects 4.  Sony NEX-5N, SEL35mm, f/3.2, ISO 100.


Random Photo for 02/15/2014


Today’s photo is from downtown Phoenix. Taken with my iPhone 5.


Random Photo for 02/13/2014


Today’s photo is from our first day in Paris.  We went in search of a grocery store, and on the way came across these bikes.  These are from a company called Velib and you can rent them and ride around the city and drop them off someplace else.  Sony NEX-5N, SEL35mm, 1/60, f/2.8, ISO250.