Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Trip to Las Vegas (Part 1)

So a while back I went to Las Vegas or as some people call it "Sin City". People usually think of Las Vegas as a place to gamble, get married, watch show girls strip, and have fun, but that isn't the only thing about Las Vegas. There are lot's of shows in Las Vegas. All the buildings are like pieces of artwork that famous artists and architects created. It's amazing how people can create such a big and crowded city in the middle of the desert. It's called "Sin City" because of the gambling and the strip clubs there. Guess what? They were passing out naked show girl pictures on the streets. At first I was like, what could that be? I took one and I was like "OH GOD! GET THAT AWAY FROM ME!" LOL Should have listened in my friends warning. XD At least they covered the private parts with hearts and stuff. I had a lot of fun watching the shows... Well the family appropriate shows. LOL Didn't waste too much money either on this trip. HAHA

Some of the pictures maybe a little bit out of order, because I took some pictures with my DSLR and some with my Nokia N97. The naming system is a bit different so Microsoft Windows sorts them out different for me.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos (well most of the photos) you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing here. Central Park photos here.

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Before I get started, I would just like to remind you that I made a Facebook Fan page for this photography blog. You can "Like Us" here. I have also made Google+ and Twitter pages. If you follow or "Like" me on these, you can be updated whenever I post something new! :) Please invite your friends too! I'm trying to get more viewers on here. Anyways, as always, enjoy my photos!

So the first 3 pictures are from Fremont Central Park. I meant to put that in my last post on SF Bay Area, but then I forgot. So I'm putting it in this post. Sorry. XD

Sunset in Fremont Central Park in Fremont, CA
Photo taking tip: Try lowering the exposure. :) It makes the picture look really nice.

Surprisingly, it was raining a lot on the way there. Lot's of rain, even in the desert. Some places were flooded! What was desert turned into giant lakes! It was raining in Las Vegas the whole time I was there.
Photo taking tip: During low light conditions (like this, it's foggy), try using a tripod to take the picture or try to keep the camera steady to keep the photo looking clear!

We stayed at the Monte Carlo hotel. 

CHRISTMAS TREE! :D Apparently, there was some dust and oil (from my hand) on the lens and the flash kind of blurred up the picture...

Fountain inside the mall. I wonder what the theme is...

The hotel I stayed at

Las Vegas during the day time.

The show Mystere's stage. I know they said no photography, but the show didn't start yet, and it's not like I was recording the show. XD Free advertisements for you guys! It was so dark. :\ The pictures pretty much all black. LOL The show was the best one I've seen on this trip.

See how thick the cloud was? It's weird how the desert can get so much rain...
Photo taking tip: Use a tripod on foggy days to keep your picture looking clear!

Another day time picture. 


V Theater

It's amazing how they can make indoors look like it's out doors. :)

Stripper Bar. LOL

M&M Store. :D My favorite part!

So next time I have more Las Vegas pictures... And some on the way home pictures. Don't worry, I will have more Las Vegas pictures, but like I said above, my pictures will be posted a little bit out of order.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pictures from SF Bay Area

Today I got pictures from the SF (San Francisco) Bay Area. I know I said San Francisco pictures, but when I looked today, I found out half of the pictures is from other places in the bay. ROFL The last 4 pictures is from San Francisco though...


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Coyote Hills Regional Park

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Sunset at Quarry Lakes.

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Now it's San Francisco pictures. HAHA


You can see Alcatraz Island in the far back. To be honest, I don't think the island is really that far off... I wonder why the prisoners that used to be there can't swim back to shore. ROFL

The Golden Gate Bridge. I've seen it so many times, it's like not really new to me. When I first came to America, I was like, "WOW! THAT IS A REALLY COOL BRIDGE!" Now I'm like, "So is there any other bridges? I've seen this one way too many times..." LOL

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And about the Yellowstone and Grand Teton videos... I've got 2 videos uploaded, and trying to upload the 3rd one... It keeps failing... What really pissed me off was it reached 100% this morning and it said failed due to unknown error. I was like WTF? IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?! Might take a while... Next time, I'll be posting my Las Vegas pictures. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

A trip to Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park (Part 23)

Hello! This is the pictures of my trip to Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park. Not all pictures are of the inside of Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park. I visited Idaho Falls, Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, and some other places along the way. :) So please enjoy!


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Today I have more pictures from on the way home. Pictures include Idaho Falls, California Trail, and Twin Falls County Centennial Waterfront Park.


Idaho Falls
I didn't take too many pictures because one minute there was no rain, and one minute later it started pouring. After a few minutes, it stopped, but I already left. XD Weird weather... Still, can't really say it's a waterfall. It's man made... What's so special about that?

Forgot where this was.  

This was like the view of the waterfront park from above. Really nice scenery. Very breath-taking. :)

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That's a big bridge! 

I think they call it Twin Falls because there are two waterfalls. You see one here. Not sure if I got a picture of the other fall.  

Beautiful park. :D 
FYI: The colors have been adjusted in Photoshop. The park is still a pretty breath-taking view even without the touchups. 

My shadow :O 

There is the park sign.  

I think this is still the same waterfall I showed above.  

More waterfront park pictures.

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California Trail
Pictures from a Rest Area.

The next part on Yellowstone and Grand Teton will be the videos. I don't know when I will be able to post them on this blog, because I don't know if Youtube fixed their upload system yet and my DSL has been pretty unreliable for the past few weeks now (very unstable). These photo uploads took me a while longer than usual. I will continue with San Francisco and Las Vegas pictures. I will post the videos once I get the chance.