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Posts tagged “Monochrome

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

black & white, monochrome, Ocean Beach, Ocean Beach Fishing Pier, San Diego, Symmetry, Vanishing Point

For this week’s entry I’m going with the Ocean Beach Fishing Pier. I just squatted down for this image and made sure that I was right down the middle to get all my lines parellel 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

Airport, black & white, monochrome, Symmetry, movator, moving walkway, Toronto Pearson Airport

This week’s photo challenge is about something that is Big; larger than life. Here is the biggest terminal (Terminal 1) in the biggest airport in Canada (Toronto’s Pearson International). This is just a portion of the US side of the terminal, there is an international side of the terminal and the reason for this is because you clear US customs in most Canadian Airports. Technically this picture was taken in an area that is under US law which makes arriving at your destination a much more convenient process; since you’ve already gone through the hassle of clearing customs you just pick up your luggage and go.

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Balboa Park Activity Center

Arches, Architecture, B&W, Balboa Park, Balboa Park Activity Center, black & white, monochrome, San Diego

I really wanted to do an HDR of this image and I actually started out by doing so but after looking at what was really going on I didn’t think it was fitting or at least I didn’t like it. The place looks deserted and hasn’t been used in quite some time, the sign that says “Balboa Park Activity Center” has gunk on it! I thought the monochrome was more fitting for the scene.

Customer Service

Abstract, B&W, black & white, Customer Service, monochrome, Washington Dulles Aiport

One of the many customer service booths setup by United in Washington/Dulles Airport. I took this shot on my way back to San Diego after spending my summer vacation with my family up in Toronto, I could definitely use another trip to visit the family!

Wine Wednesday

Its Wednesday, perhaps open a bottle of wine? 🙂


The Departures board at Pearson International Airport (Toronto)

On the rise

One of Toronto’s many high rise towers, they seem to be going up every corner of the city. This one in particular though has been there as far as I can remember which dates back to 1990!

In the Shadows

A shed/storage room behind around Balboa Park that caught my attention. I ended up walking right up to the fence and its a Canyon with about a 100-200 ft drop! Not sure what was the purpose of this shed then but ah well, great photography opportunity so I won’t complain. I decided to go with a monochrome version of this image.

The future

I thought this quote was appropriate to start the work week 🙂

The past can’t see you, but the future is listening.

~Terri Guillemets


“Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.”

~ Terri Guillemets

Happy Friday everyone 🙂


This caught my eye as soon as we walked by it in San Clemente, it created an optical illusion of one gate after another but if you look really closely there are only two gates: one at each end of the alley! In a very abstract way this symbolizes how some of us tackle life, we all have these hurdles that can’t seem to clear but if we clear our mind there are very far & few in between that need to be climbed, the rest are just an illusion that we fabricated 🙂

Deserted Hallway

This is an image that I took of my office’s hallway shortly after the power outage that we experienced in San Diego back in September of 2011. Initially, we thought we had a glitch at the power generator in our campus but slowly we started to get the news that this was city wide. Some people started to leave anticipating a very long drive home and some like myself decided to stick around and kill time with colleagues until the mayhem died down. Considering how much time I had to kill I decided to take pictures of the office & the campus but I forgot my tripod so I could only shoot until the sunset and that’s when I went home that night.

Reserved Parking

Diptych says it all 🙂

Reflection in the sand

Taken at La Jolla Shores