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Starry night skies over California hills.

Went out for a late night drive with Vee to catch the meteor shower. I didn’t see any meteors, but I managed to catch this night shot. The illumination of the lower clouds by the lights of the city contrast nicely with the stars above.

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Duality

Ultra-wide San Francisco moonrise

This one was taken the same day as these other two shots of mine, about an hour after the latter.

I wanted to capture both the moonrise and the heavy lighting of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the contrasting shades of blue and red those elements bestowed upon the scene. The 14mm made it easy, but not without distortion - I had to line the shot up very carefully in order to get the architecture to look good.

Still, the lens is amazing, and I can’t complain. With a lens this sharp, you can afford to correct distortion later without ruining micro-details.

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Weeping Walls by Terence Lee

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This was one of the highlights from my short roadtrip to California with Rami Jabaji. For several reasons, I have always skipped this waterfall; it’s out of the way, requires walking on some train tracks, involves parking issues and the list of excuses goes on. Anyway, after skipping this numerous times, I finally made a trip out to this place. As usual, it’s not the easiest place to access, but the place felt like the California Zoo by the time we left (i.e. 21 people there when we left). Really like it nevertheless. Worth a visit! :)