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Photography highlights 2005-2010

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Ever since starting ProtocolSnow.com, I have increasingly appreciated the value of big, rich photos accompanying each post. My focus has shifted from random commentary and low content link shares to feature-like updates with full galleries. Luckily, Twitter has been instrumental in satisfying my love for sharing links and videos while still maintaining this design philosophy on my site.

This new focus has coincided with a new interest in photography over the past year. My first camera was a Powershot S400 in 2005 that I used virtually only on vacations. In fact, to this day, travel is still my major motivation for photo shooting. My daily life doesn’t present many opportunities for photography, but I am training myself to become more observant and to mentally frame and compose so that I can improve without actually holding a camera in my hands.

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I was organizing my hard drive and decided to go through my photos from the past 5 years and pick out some highlights so I can have a mini portfolio to track my development. I call myself a “postcard photographer” because rather than producing artsy, creative photos, my practical goal in photography is to make appealing wallpaper for my computer desktop. Seriously.

Artistic creativity has never been my strength — however, I feel that as I improve my skill in exposure, composition, focus and other technical aspects, I can better capture the exact photo visualized in my head and the creativity will develop organically.

A selection of favorite photos from 2005-2010 is posted below. Photos are arranged roughly in chronological order. Hopefully you will think I have improved over the years as you scroll down the page!

Taipei Taiwan Chiang Kai Shek memorial soldiers

Taiwan vacation in 2005.

Taiwan Lalu hotel resort Sun Moon Lake

Taiwan Lalu hotel resort Sun Moon Lake

Taiwan forest national park

Taiwan forest national park

Taiwan forest national park

Taiwan spa hotel resort

Taiwan Yehliu Queen's Head rock formation

Taipei 101 mall Taiwan

Las Vegas strip night view skyline

Las Vegas trips in 2006 and 2007

Las Vegas Bellagio fountain Paris

Las Vegas Wynn hotel room windows

Las Vegas Wynn hotel room windows

Las Vegas Bellagio winter conservatory

Johns Hopkins University snow campus bicycle

Harvard University Medical School campus marble

Akihabara Tokyo Japan Club Sega arcade

Trip to Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong in 2007 and 2008

Sapporo Hokkaido Japan cosplay

Farm Tomita Hokkaido Japan lavendar farm

Hokkaido Japan rice fields

Hokkaido Japan bridge park

Fo Guang Shan Temple Taiwan

Taipei Taiwan mall ferris wheel

Taipei Taiwan Grand Hotel

Hong Kong skyscrapers

Hong Kong Peak wax museum Bruce Lee

Hong Kong Peak night skyline

Asakusa Tokyo Japan temple

Shibuya 109 Tokyo Japan

Shinjuku Tokyo Japan girls

Shinjuku Tokyo Japan Tokyo Park Hyatt view

Tokyo Japan Louis Vuitton store

Shinjuku Tokyo Japan Tokyo Metropolitan Government building

Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Japan

Airplane clouds view

Airplane mountain view

Sunset lake

Snow frozen lake view

Snow frozen lake view

Harvard Medical School classroom

Harvard Medical School classroom

London Eye

Trip to London and Paris in 2009

On Millennium Bridge

London sunset

Louis Vuitton Paris flagship store

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Grande Arche at La Defense

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum

Love locks on the bridge outside Orsay Museum

Laduree macaroon bakery Paris

Soba noodles preparation scallions soy sauce mirin dashi

Homemade soba noodles

Street Fighter 4 Tournament Edition arcade stick Madcatz artwork mod sanwa buttons modification

Custom arcade stick

Street Fighter 4 Tournament Edition arcade stick Madcatz artwork mod taeyeon snsd girls' generation genie tell me your wish

Cherry blossom sakura flower USA

Mr. Bathing Ape Bape United Arrows camo tie necktie collection

Bape tie collection

A Bathing Ape Bape e-mook Japanese catalog clock

iPod Touch 4th generation 4G Apple comparison

iPod Touch 2nd, 4th gen comparison

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Las Vegas trip in 2010 featuring the newly opened CityCenter

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Bellagio water fountain WET designs lake winter resort casino hotel Las Vegas

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Mirage volcano resort casino hotel Las Vegas

Noodles Asian Chinese restaurant Bellagio resort casino hotel Las Vegas

Palazzo Venetian mall resort casino hotel Las Vegas

Wynn Encore resort casino hotel Las Vegas

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Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara Super Turbo Super Street Fighter II Turbo arcade

Season’s Beatings, a major fighting game tournament

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Daigo Umehara EMP Andre Lambert TwistedJago Ryu Dictator Bison Super Street Fighter IV

Season's Beatings V Redemption fighting game tournament Gamerbee Arturo Sanchez Sabin Super Street Fighter IV

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January 14th, 2011 at 12:15 am

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  • http://eattraveleat.blogspot.com/ EatTravelEat

    Wow, lots of great photos here! I love the nature photos from Taiwan and the Europe photos- very beautiful. I like how everyone in the last photos has feelings for the guy in the red.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alen-David-Schwab/1347194649 Alen David Schwab

    Great collection. You chose the photos that showcase your “eye” for good composition.

  • http://cutkillavince.com Cutkillavince

    Great collection of pics, I like the Macaron's one in Paris ;)