Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cruise Ship Under Mountains

Going back into the archives for this shot...  This was from our trip to Alaska a couple of years ago.  We were coming back in to Whittier after a tour of the fiords and glaciers.  However, I'm not totally sure if this was from the tour from hell when Eileen got sick after a half hour, or the the tour prior to that en-which is was calm the whole day.  I think it was the latter by the look of the water here.

It's amazing how big the mountains are especially when you see such a huge cruise ship such as this Princess ship here getting dwarfed by the mountains in the background.  Can't wait to go back!
  
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Exif data:

Camera -Fujifilm X-E1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 114mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/240
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Temple 02

This is another shot of the Radha Madhav Dham temple.  I'm not sure if this is the back or the front of the building.  Since it has an entrance and a car port, I'm assuming it is the front, but you know what they say about those who "assume"...

Apparently this temple is known for its branch of the Hindu religion called Radha Krishna, started by Radha Madhav Dham.  I went inside shortly after I took this shot and spoke with a very nice lady who was the greeter and "concierge" for lack of a better term.  She had recently come over from Ireland about a year and a half ago.  She told me that the place had been built in 1995 and the property extends over 200 acres.  There are families living on the property as well.  There are what appeared to be dormitories/apartments as well as single family dwellings there.

As I have been saying, the place was rather interesting.  However, it also kind of gave me the creeps.  Something about the word "Krishna" I guess... I guess I always think of the cult "Hare Krishna" and the devotees I used to see in New Orleans and in airports..  Creepy for sure!  Is that wrong?  Maybe it's my ignorance on the Hindu religion or maybe this branch is a bastardized version of it.  I don't know, but maybe I shouldn't judge.  Anyway, I felt the creeps. Sorry.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 17.4mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1/180
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Temple 01

And now for something completely different...  I had some time on my hands last weekend so I decided to go to the Radha Madhav Dham temple out near Driftwood, TX.  It has some interesting architecture and the grounds are very nice as well.  They certainly don't mind people with cameras and tripods out there as there were lots of people there taking pictures, but I was the only one with a tripod.  No photos indoors tho.  Bummer, there were some interesting things in there as well.  Interesting to say the least.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 12mm
Aperture - f22
Exposure - 1/50
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - +1 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, April 22, 2016

Paris Las Vegas at Dusk

I did take a couple of photos while Eileen and I were exploring and not on my crazy early morning walk.  Here, we were looking for a good place for chocolate or something after dinner, I think, and as we were getting ready to go into the Bellagio, I turned around and snapped this shot of  Paris Las Vegas across the strip.  I think we ended up over there for good chocolate the next day!

Also, to see the raw version before processing, roll your mouse over the image.  What a difference post processing raw files makes!

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.


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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 22.3mm
Aperture - f3.5
Exposure - 1/750
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority
ISO speed - 2500
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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