Sweatin’ to the Oldies

There was a time when I used to quite regularly take macro photos of insects and other creepy crawly things. For whatever reason, I haven’t done that much in the past few years. On Thursday, I went back to it though, at an old spot near my home. Why I chose to revive the tradition when Taipei’s temperatures and humidity are nearing their most intense is an awfully good question. Even though I went relatively early in the morning, I was pouring sweat before I took my first shot and by the time I finished, a little more than an hour later, not only was I covered in sweat, but my clothes were totally saturated.

As compared to the last time I was in this location, the insects at hand seemed to be of the smaller species. Previously, I had found big butterflies, grasshoppers, katydids and spiders in this little field. This time, almost everything I shot seemed to strain the limits of my macro lens.

Ten From ’14

At the end of the year, many folks like to do a review and choose their 10 best; be it movies, songs, books etc. I’ll join in on the fun, though I wouldn’t call these my 10 best. More like 10 that caught my eye in quick review. Some I don’t even know why I like, but I like them nonetheless. No particular theme; I will just show them in chronological order.

On March 3oth, hundreds of thousands showed up to voice their displeasure at the Cross Strait Service and Trade Agreement.

On March 3oth, hundreds of thousands showed up to voice their displeasure at the Cross Strait Service and Trade Agreement.

Security from the ongoiong Cross Strait Service and Trade Agreement protests.

Security from the ongoiong Cross Strait Service and Trade Agreement protests.

Chess players; always a favorite subject of mine.

Chess players; always a favorite subject of mine.

Security on Taipei's MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system.

Security on Taipei’s MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system.

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New Year, New Stuff

For the first new photos of the new year, I am going with something a little out of the ordinary for me. On Sunday, I tagged along with a local photo group to an abandoned apartment complex. Also joining us were Melody, Tany and Elin, who would be our models for the day. Although I shoot a lot of photos of people, working with actual models is something I don’t do a lot. It was a cool location and the people were great, making for a very fun afternoon. Here are some of the photos.

Special thanks, of course to Melody, Tany and Elin; it was great to meet you and to work with you to make the photos.