23 February 2010

Photography update - 23 Feb, 2010

Falling a bit behind in photography... Recently Urmi and I went to hike near the Skyline Highway in the Santa Cruz mountains between San Mateo and Half Moon Bay. The road was a bit muddy (which some bikers apparently saw as an advantage), but we made it to a huge sandstone structure that was pretty cool. Our pictures are here:

Back in DC, I took some pictures at the Arlington Cemetery, complete with snow and ice leftover from snowpocalypse and the sequel, both of which I was happily able to avoid seeing in person. Two weeks later, though, the snow was still deep enough to fully consume several of the tombstones. The snow made it difficult to get anywhere, but the surreal landscape was pretty nice. Photos:

Finally, I attended a Chinese New Year parade at Chinatown in downtown DC. I didn't get very many good photos of the parade because it was dark and people were moving too quickly (not to mention that it was too crowded). Anyways, enjoy:

12 February 2010

Rosicrucian Museum

The other day Urmi and I went to see the Rosicrucian museum in San Jose, which was a truly incredible find. I had no idea that there was such a famous egyptology museum in the western US, much less in San Jose (LA would still have surprised me, but considerably less -- LA seems to get everything cool). Anyways, this museum was full of really cool replicas of famous artifacts. Everything was very dark inside, and we couldn't use flash photography, so I had a good time playing with my new DSLR's shutter speed and aperture settings to get good photos.
I put a collection of photos in my Picasa: