Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Macro Upgrade

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

 I recently replaced my Canon 50mm macro lens with Canon's L Series 100mm macro lens. I was actually pretty happy with the 50mm but wanted something more (see ring picture above).

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS

I have been debating this for about 2 years now, so I finally made the jump! Even though I just got it, I can tell I won't be disappointed. It's sharp, fast, and I know I will have a lot of fun with it. The image stabilization is great and that will help so much when shooting video. Here's a shot right out of the box of my dog Sydney.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS

Monday, July 21, 2014

Northern Asia

Korean garden

A field in China

An amputee paints to earn money on the side of the road




A boy in Korea picking fruit from his garden

Mongolian summer


A Mongolian man calms his horse

A proud Mongolian woman in front of her ger (yurt)

A tea harvester in Japan

Shrine in Japan

Temple in Japan

I had an action packed trip this time. I visited five countries in two weeks. Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Mongolia were all great destinations. I was especially impressed with Mongolia in the summer. It's such a beautiful place. Since my time in each place was very short, I could only bring back a tiny sample of what I saw. I definitely plan to go back soon!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Must Love Dogs

Got to spend a great weekend with our good friends Dale and Amanda. It's always good to see them. Congratulations Amanda on getting your Master's degree!

Monday, May 12, 2014


A fun weekend trip to Colorado to see my family. The weather was beautiful. Stella took some of these shots.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Our Southern Asia Adventure

Taj Mahal

Three young girls that stopped to talk to me in Banepa, Nepal

You can see the sun setting behind the distant mountains

Apple momos! 

Stella's first elephant encounter

Titus suffers from lung cancer. He was given a radio to listen to Adventist World Radio programs.

Yes I did eat these…and they were actually pretty good.

An amazing home Bible study

Last year I visited India for the first time. It was a really great opportunity to see and do new things. At one point I was only 30 minutes away from the Nepal border. I was so close but didn't get to go. 

This year I was given an incredible opportunity to return to Southern Asia, but there were a few added perks. This time I would be going to Nepal, and better yet, Stella would be coming with me! I couldn't have asked for more. It was humbling, eye opening, and just an overall adventure. There is so much to the experience that my camera will never capture, so this is just a small sample.