Category: photography

Taking the next step – Hiiragi Kagami by Mama Chapp

By , December 20, 2009 10:04 pm

Kagami!  In cute doll form!  Need I say more? :D

Well, I’ll say a bit more than that ^^;  This is Hiiragi Kagami as released by the Mama Chapp Toy company in Fall 2008.  When I first read about the Lucky Star dolls, I was very interested but did not follow up due to the difficulty in obtaining them.  Kagami was an limited, exclusive release by MamaChapp and was only available for order through their site.  So, I abandoned the idea of owning this lovely Kagami for nearly a year. Continue reading 'Taking the next step – Hiiragi Kagami by Mama Chapp'»

Italy Travelogue, Part 2

By , October 19, 2009 8:02 pm

Finally, more Italy trip coverage.  Just a few months late ^^;

This is a photo-intensive post.  I was planning on cramming all my remaining photos into this post but I just had too many I liked >_<  So there will be one final post sometime later. ^^;

In this post, I will cover a brief trip to the mountains, Pisa, and day 1 of Florence.


To start things off, we head to the Italian alps for some sightseeing and lunch at a nice restaurant.

Continue reading 'Italy Travelogue, Part 2'»

Italy Travelogue, Part 1

By , July 30, 2009 9:30 pm

I finally got off my lazy butt and went through my Italy trip photos >_<  After cleaning out the junk images, I ended up with around 1,000 photos.  Of course, I’m not going to be posting them all here, no one would like that xD.  Instead, I’ve picked out some of the better ones and will be posting them along with a description of where I was and what was going on.

I present part 1 of 2 or 3 total parts, I haven’t decided how many more to do ^^;

italy 001We started our trip off in Indianapolis, departing from the new Indianapolis International Airport that opened last winter.  Definitely the coolest airport I’ve visited. Continue reading 'Italy Travelogue, Part 1'»

Ciao from Italy

By , July 15, 2009 4:21 pm

img_0496Just a quick update on my trip to Italy.  We’re currently staying in Florence, relaxing in our hotel room after a long, hot day (35C, 95F!) roaming the city.  Our trip is about halfway through; we’ve been to a lot of awesome places and are going to see more in the next week ^^.

I’ve taken nearly 1,000 photos already >_<  The above pic is Kagami visiting Venice.  She decided to tag along on the trip for some reason ^^;  The Internet connection here is too slow to upload more and editing RAW images on a Mini 9 is not fun XD.  I will definitely need to post some of the better ones when I get back to the States :)

Gearing Up

By , June 21, 2009 12:06 am


I’m getting ready for a 17 day trip to Italy in a couple of weeks.  Since I plan on taking my Canon 40D and all my lenses, I wanted to have a safe and secure way to transport them.  Did some research on camera bags and decided to get the Lowepro Mini Trekker AW. Continue reading 'Gearing Up'»

Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro

By , June 10, 2009 8:03 am


OK,  I said I was going to get a telephoto lens next but the more I looked at the Canon 100mm Macro lens, the more I wanted it ^^;  Well, technically it is a telephoto lens but not the type I originally had in mind ^^ Continue reading 'Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro'»

Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM has been secured!

By , May 5, 2009 10:02 pm

Ink-tan is jealous

Ink-tan is jealous.

Since I bought my Canon 40D, I’ve been wanting a zoom lens to replace the mediocre 18-55mm that came with it.  Well, I now have that better lens ^^  I am now the proud owner of a Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM ^^ Continue reading 'Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM has been secured!'»

Some slow shutter fun

By , April 22, 2009 10:03 pm


Was talking with a friend who just bought a compact digital camera and liked the slow shutter speeds for sunsets.  I realized I hadn’t messed much with very long exposures on my own DSLR camera so I decided to give it a try.  Took out my pocket LED flashlight and set the shutter speed to 30 seconds ^^ Continue reading 'Some slow shutter fun'»

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