Friday, December 30, 2016

Pleasanton Ridge - Sunol, CA - Part 2 (11/27/2016)

I have been hiking in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Sunol, CA a lot lately for exercise. On my hiking trip on 11/27/2016, I brought my camera equipment along for scenery photos. Here are the photos I took on that day. The photos will be split into 2 blog posts. I hope you enjoy.

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This is part 2 of my photos. In this blog post, I have photos from the later half of my hike. I will show you sunset and night photography photos I took on this hiking trip.

A sunset photo shot on Ridgeline Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 26 N 121 53 58 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

A sunset photo shot on an unmarked trail near Ridgeline Trail. In the photo, Sunol is in the distance and Interstate 680 is on the left.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 34 N 121 54 09 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

A sunset photo shot from a small unmarked trail near Ridgeline Trail. In the photo there is Interstate 680, Pleasanton, and Dublin. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 34 N 121 54 09 W

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


A sunset photo shot on a small unmarked trail near Ridgeline Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 34 N 121 54 10 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

A sunset photo shot on Thermalito Trail. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 18 N 121 53 60 W

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


A few photos of a newt shot on Ridgeline Trail. The hot spot is due to the flashlight I was using to shoot this. The photo was shot at night. Since I do night photography and sometimes go for walks and hikes at night, I have super bright flashlights. I saw this newt on my hike down the mountain.

A night photography photo shot on Oak Tree Trail. In the photo is Interstate 680, Pleasanton, and Dublin.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 36 51 N 121 53 23 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Pleasanton Ridge - Sunol, CA - Part 1 (11/27/2016)

I have been hiking in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Sunol, CA a lot lately for exercise. On my hiking trip on 11/27/2016, I brought my camera equipment along for scenery photos. Here are the photos I took on that day. The photos will be split into 2 blog posts. I hope you enjoy.

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To view my best Pleasanton Ridge photos, use this link. To see all of my Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park photos for 2014 to 2016, use this link.

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This is part 1 of my photos. In this blog post, I have photos from the beginning of hike.

A photo of Interstate 680 shot from Oak Tree Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 05 N 121 53 13 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

A scenery photo of a grassy hill shot from Ridgeline Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 36 45 N 121 53 22 W 

A scenery photo of the mountain shot from Ridgeline Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 36 56 N 121 53 30 W 

 Black and white process of the photo above.


A scenery photo of Interstate 680, Pleasanton, and Dublin shot from Ridgeline Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 05 N 121 53 40 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

A scenery photo of Sunol in the distance and Interstate 680 on the right. Photo shot on a small unmarked trail near Ridgeline Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37
 08 N 121 53 45 W 

 Black and white process of the photo above.


A scenery photo of the mountain shot on on Ridgeline Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 14 N 121 53 47 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

A scenery photo of a tree shot on Ridgeline Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 25 N 121 53 59 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! In the next blog post, I will show you the sunset and night photography photos I shot on this hiking trip. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Bug Macros

Merry Christmas and happy holidays people! I know this doesn't quite fit the holiday spirit, but it is the only blog post I have drafted currently so it will have to do. I hope you enjoy the macros.

On December 22nd, 2016, I noticed a spider and a bug in my bathroom. Being a photographer, I got excited and decided to do some macro photography of my buggy subjects. The photos are shot using my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with my Kenko Extension Tubes and Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens.

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 A bug I found on the wall. It is around 3mm long. It was pretty tough to take a photo of even with macro equipment due to its small size. 


A macro photo of a spider on my wall.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Pleasanton Autumn Foliage & Mushrooms (11/7/2016)

Last month, I went on a photo shoot of autumn foliage and mushrooms around Pleasanton, CA. It is that time of the year again, and after some rain storms, the mushrooms began to grow too. I would have shared these photos earlier, but I have been quite busy since the past month so I didn't get around to processing the photos until recently. I hope you enjoy though. The photos in this blog post is shot on 11/7/2016.

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To view my best Pleasanton, CA photos for 2016, use this link. To see my best autumn foliage photos from 2015 to 2016, use this link. To see all of my Pleasanton, CA photos for 2016, use this link.

 A photo of mushrooms and autumn foliage at Hansen Park in Pleasanton, CA.


A photo of autumn foliage and clouds. I feel this is probably one of the best photos I've shot.

Autumn foliage on a tree.

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

My Bunny, Photo Shoots, Black Friday Haul - November 2016 Vlog


While I didn't do much for most of November, I did get quite busy on the last several days of the month. As you know, the end of November is always busy with Thanksgiving and Black Friday. My main content in this video would be of my bunny (Berg), scenery from my photo shoots, and my Black Friday haul.

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Choetech USB-C Charger Review (Video)


The Choetech USB-C Charger is a great charger for your USB smartphone. The charger can output a maximum of 5v 3A. The slim design and shape allows the charger to not cover extra electrical outlets on an electrical outlet strip and makes it easy to carry.

Please note that this is not a USB-C PD charger. It will not provide charging at full speed to USB-C laptops or any USB-C device that requires more than 5v 3A. This charger will still charge them, but not at the maximum speed.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Choetech USB-C to C 2.0 6.6ft Cable Review (Video)


The Choetech cable I am reviewing in this video is a 6.6ft (2m) USB-C to USB-C 2.0 cable. This cable is great for charging your USB-C phone or transferring data between your USB-C computer and USB-C phone.

Again, please note that USB-C is only a new plug type. It does not dictate which version USB it is (1.0, 2.0, 3.0, etc). The cable I am reviewing here is a USB 2.0 cable capable of up to 480 Mbps transfer speeds. If you are only using a cable to charge your device, it doesn't matter which version of USB you get.

In this product review, I also compare it to Choetech's competitor, Anker's USB-C cable.

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Anker PowerLine USB-C to C 2.0 6ft Cable Review (Video)


The Anker PowerLine cable I am reviewing in this video is a 6ft USB-C to USB-C 2.0 cable. This cable is great for charging your USB-C phone or transferring data between your USB-C computer and USB-C phone. Anker claims this cable has a 5000+ plug bend life cycle.

Again, please note that USB-C is only a new plug type. It does not dictate which version USB it is (1.0, 2.0, 3.0, etc). The cable I am reviewing here is a USB 2.0 cable capable of up to 480 Mbps transfer speeds. If you are only using a cable to charge your device, it doesn't matter which version of USB you get.

In this product review, I also compare it to Anker's competitor, Choetech's USB-C cable.

Choetech USB-C to C 2.0 6.6ft Cable review can be found here.

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