Here and there in the ATL

Some pictures from the ATL. It was a short January vacation to start off the new year!

I loved the Georgia Aquarium. The arrangements and displays were so fun and interactive for all ages. The jellyfish. They are my favorite!

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I believe these were moon jellies? I think I spent a good 15 minutes just starring at them. Yep. The cutest!

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Turquoise-eye fishes ūüôā So rare and pretty.IMG_1127 IMG_1075

and the best view of the city is at the Sun Dial Restaurant & Bar at the Westin. The bar had a rotating view of the city (what a unique idea!) and one can enjoy the 360 view of Atlanta in just 37 minutes! Cool or what?

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ATL at sunset. Gorgeous.

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First!

First official post on WordPress.

I have been told many times over and over again (mostly coming from Pat) for the past couple of years to “get a blog!” and yet I dragged it out until now. So, here it is… the long overdue official blog!

I should really document my travel and photography better than just stashing¬†them away in the¬†500GB hard drive of my MacBook Pro laptop like they’re some archaeological artifact. My photo collection stays put on my desk, never gets a chance to go anywhere or be seen, unless Starbucks can be¬†considered an exceptional outing? Since I am dedicated to build my interest in photography¬†into (hopefully) something official, I will begin with a blog, and¬†in the near future, a website. (Many clients have asked for this and I really should try to work on something more presentable than Facebook, not that it isn’t already one¬†of the fastest ways to put your whole life out there for those eyes that wander. YES, that’s you.)

To start,¬†here is one of my favorite photos from one of the¬†trips¬†to¬†NYC back in the holiday season. This picture was taken on December 25th – Christmas Day… and it was a cold, cold, afternoon.

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ST and I arrived in NYC at 1pm that day (best time to travel anywhere is on a holiday, seriously!) and after waiting and getting out of lines at different Dim Sum restaurants in Chinatown, a few hours later, we finally got food and rushed to the Brooklyn Bridge to catch the sunset on the bridge. It was definitely a breathtaking view. For me, photography will always be about capturing everything at the right moment.

A friend, who is a well-known writer in Vietnam has recently published his book in late March 2014, showed me my (this)¬†picture, printed in one of the pages in¬†the stories he wrote about his travel in NYC. Now that’s something! =)