General Photography



Saw this unusual reflection while looking for interesting signs. Those condominiums are just directly opposite mine.

General Photography


Alright I decided to get my tush up and moving, so I walked around my apartment area and took a few shots of the interesting stuff put up. Bear with me, okay? All pictures taken with my Canon Rebel T2i/550D with Canon 18-135mm IS zoom lens. I used the popup flash for some of the shots (and yes I’m breaking the rules) Click on the individual pics for a larger shot.


(Above) Well what do we have here, a wet riser? Certainly not me Smile with tongue out


For the benefit of my American viewers, lift = elevator.


The 10th floor. That’s where I am.


This sign above is found in all the elevators. I can understand No Smoking, but “No Pet Allowed?” What happens if I have more than one?


Obviously the guy who put this sign up is expecting someone up there to drop stuff, one at a time. Or did he mean falling objects? You tell me.


This one also has me scratching my head. Are the vehicles alive, as in the Stephen King film Christine? Ghost


And finally I saw this 4ft sign on the men’s and women’s restroom wall near the pool area. You tell me what this means. I’m guessing that it’s the depth of the pool, dunno. Comments, please.

General Photography Landscapes

Night Moves

Here are a few night shots I took with my Canon 18-135mm IS zoom lens and my EOS 550D mounted on a tripod. These shots of the main road fronting my apartment were taken from my balcony. I’m pretty impressed with the quality of this optic. Comments are welcome. Click on each picture to see a larger shot.


(Above) Here’s the first long exposure shot I took.


I thought the bokeh (Japanese word meaning the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light) of the shot above was aesthetically pleasing, at least to my eyes.


(Above) A more cropped view of the light trails left by passing traffic.


Another zoom shot. It’s called a zoom lens, ain’t it?

Canon 18-135mm EF-S

The Canon 18-135mm EF-S zoom lens with IS (Image Stabilization)