Japan

Japan

There’s nothing particularly notable about this building and courtyard in Japan and I’m not even sure what the building is.  I still find it kind of picturesque, probably just because of how clean everything in Japan is kept.  I think I stayed at the hotel from where this was taken two or three times over the course of WPC travel.

Picture taken with Canon Rebel XTi, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 17mm, f/9, 1/160 sec shutter, ISO 400.

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji

This was taken on a trip before I was officially involved in the WPC.  I was overseas supporting various potential customers and met up with some of the people who were there on a WPC trip.  I don’t remember who we were visiting at the time, which is probably good b/c I wouldn’t say anyway.  It was cool for me just to ride one of Japan’s bullet trains.  This was snapped out the window as we were rocketing along, and it’s the closest shot of Mt. Fuji I got on the trip (we could see Mt. Fuji from the hotel, but very much in the distance).

Picture taken with Canon Rebel XTi, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 85mm, f/14, 1/640 sec shutter, ISO 400.  Yes, apparently I was carrying that camera on a customer visit.

Nascar Pace Car

Nascar Pace Car

This is a fine example of a time where I should have just left the camera in the car.  Steve and I went to a Nascar race near Austin.  I wanted to try to get some pictures, and try I did, but from the stands there was simply no way to shoot around the fence.  I took quite a few anyway, but looking back at them there’s not a single one that I really care to look at.

Picture taken with Canon Rebel XTi, EF 70-300mm lens @ 270mm, f/13, 1/1600 sec shutter, ISO 800.

Wildcat

Wildcat

This is a shot from a spring 2008 trip East to Vermont / New Hampshire for a week of skiing.  It’s taken from the top of Wildcat in NH (maybe, on second checking, I’m not as certian of that), though I’m not sure it’s completely fair to call it a picture of Wildcat.  I like the mountains poking through the clouds.

Side story:  This was the first ski trip after I got my current job which means it was the first ski trip when I had only two weeks of vacation time per year.  I wasn’t used to having that limit.  I had a new pair of Atomic B5’s which I discovered we’re pretty unimpressive. So, at some ski shop in Conway, NH I went against my cheap-ass nature and bought equipment while on vacation: a pair of Volkl S5’s.  They were an amazing improvement and made the subsequent days much better.  I still have them now, even after some intermediary work.

Picture taken with Canon Rebel XTi, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 17mm, f/13, 1/400 sec shutter, ISO 100.