Archive for March, 2010

27
Mar
10

Visual Diary: March 26

Here is a collection of black and white photographs from last Friday during my daily commute. Although, I’d planed to take some images of more notable landmarks in Taipei my memory card became full just from recording daily activities.  This process celebrates the richness of everyday moments and has brought an awareness of local surroundings previously unnoticed/taken for granted.

The shady trees in front of National Taiwan Normal University, (NTNU).

Th NTNU administration building.

The NTNU tree sculptures.

Urban park along Shida road.

Jason Su’s homework.

Jason Su, (photo credit: Jason Young).

Entering Taipower Building MRT station, exit 3.

Taking the MRT home, Taipei Main Station.

Restaurant with tiger lantern, Shida road.

Back to my local neighborhood, Jiangzicui.

Signage, Jiangzicui..

Beer/liquor in the grocery store.

A furnace to burn “spirit money” for one’s ancestors.

Self-portrait reflection by Tiger/Chinese New Year door decorations.

25
Mar
10

Visual Diary: March 25th

This week I bought the Nikon D700 camera, Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2 D, and Nikon 50mm f/1.4 D F1.4 AF Nikkor lenses. These photos are of what I see walking down the street and are meant to convey a feeling of Taipei to those abroad.

The week begins at Haufan University.

My T.A.’s Zack above and Benny below are the best!

Tree sculptures at National Taiwan Normal University (N.T.N.U.)

A statue of Confucius at NTNU.

More students…

Along Shida road at night.

Taking the MRT home

Walking home through my neighborhood.

Walking through the neighborhood this afternoon.

Signage selling seaweed.

A stray cat around our apartment block.

Ranjit on his scooter and at home.

Yoda.

Self portrait in a mirror with the new camera.

21
Mar
10

The Nikon D700 and 135mm f/2 DC lens

Over the past few weeks and until late April things have been super busy around here. There’s my full-time job, preparations for NAEA, paper under-review, and teaching evaluation all crammed together this semester. Unfortunately, I’ve had little time for photography but this has allowed for some self-reflection and professional development. I’ve decided to purchase the Nikon D700 and 135mm f/2 DC lens if possible.

The mighty Nikon D700.

Next year, I’m going to be taking more studio courses and would like to have a sharper fine-art feel. I’d like to purchase the Nikon 135mm f/2 DC lens to capture more bokeh portraits.




Jo’s tweets

Pages

RSS rss feed

  • Grow With HubSpot New York February 23, 2016
    The marketing software company HubSpot sponsored an event at Irving Plaza in New York, NY on Thursday February 18th to provide an overview of their services to potential clients and marketers. HubSpot markets through Web 2.0, social media, email marketing, CRM, and blogs. The event began at 2pm and began with a session on how […]
    Jo Rees
  • TCS NYC Marathon Long Training Run #1: Race review July 26th, 2014 August 14, 2014
    Pacers from the New York Flyers running club 20.9 miles 8’37” pace/mile time This was a very meaningful race that I’d trained hard for. I knew that running 20 miles along the rolling hills of Central Park was going to be a challenge. I wanted to finish and finish strong. The race began at 7am and […]
    Jo Rees
  • Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon Race Review: 1:49:40, June 22nd 2014 August 14, 2014
    This was a special race as it took place in my hometown of Vancouver, BC. I had wanted to run a Vancouver race for a while and it was an absolute pleasure to run through UBC, West Van, and Stanley Park for 13.10 miles. The course began at UBC’s Thunderbird Arena and ran along SW […]
    Jo Rees
  • Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon: Race Review 3:58:18 August 14, 2014
    It was a great experience to run my first marathon at home in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois on April 26th. I decided to run with the 3:50 pace group and met a lot of interesting people on the course. Our pacer Steve had run 13 marathons in one year and I connected with others who traveled across […]
    Jo Rees
  • February 2014 April 12, 2014
    Here are some images from New York and Urbana, Il from February 2014 Filed under: General
    Jo Rees
  • PicFrame Collages March 17, 2014
    Here are photographs from our trip to Washington DC last weekend that are framed using the PicFrame app. Filed under: General
    Jo Rees
  • Photographs from January 2014 February 10, 2014
    Here are some images from Urbana, IL and New York, NY from January 2014 Filed under: General
    Jo Rees
  • Photographs from December 2013 February 9, 2014
    Images from the holidays in Urbana, IL and New York, NY   Filed under: General
    Jo Rees
  • Photographs from November 2013 February 9, 2014
    Here are some images from last November in Urbana, IL and New York, NY Filed under: General
    Jo Rees
  • Photographs from October 2013 February 9, 2014
    Here are some images from Urbana, IL from last October and early November Filed under: General
    Jo Rees

RSS rss comment feed

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS rss photography