Hermit North Korea’s Pyongyang In Detailed Time-lapse

In the West, North Korea is well known as a hermit kingdom.  Under a family dynasty, North Korea has seen the country is still being ruled by the Kim family.  Since North Korea is always secretive to the West, and so many people in the West aren’t so familiar with this country at all.  North Korea has always considered the United States and her allies as the enemies.  The West often regards North Korea as inhuman society since it’s being ruled by a family dynasty and not under the rule of law.  With so many barriers that prevent people from the outside looking in, North Korea is surely a hermit kingdom to the West.  Hermit as she is, someone had just made a detailed video of North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, in professional time-lapse fashion.

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Lightroom 4 Photo Fun – Vietnamese 2013 New Year, Year Of Snake, Random Shots

Vietnamese 2013 New Year, Year of Snake, Sneak Peek Photo

Vietnamese 2013 New Year, Year of Snake, Sneak Peek Photo

Yesterday was an eventful day for me.  Drove my mom to a Buddhist temple to celebrate a Vietnamese New Year (2013 — a year of snake).  Took some photos there.  When we left the Buddhist temple, we witnessed the aftermath of a freak car accident on a highway.  A car was burned to crisp, but before that a flame was engulfed the car, ejecting huge plume of smoke up high into the air.  Another car was flipped upside-down with broken glasses.  Furthermore, I think there was a third car which involved with this accident, but I’m not sure.  Anyhow, I took some photos of the accident with my HTC 8x smartphone camera.  Luckily, I also remembered I had Nikon D3200 with me and so I used it to capture the accident scene some more.  Unfortunately, I could only capture the burning car with engulfing flame on HTC 8X smartphone camera, because by the time I got my Nikon D3200 out the firefighter had arrived onto the scene and blocked up the view and did what they had to in putting out the flame.  Anyhow, as usual, in post production, I retouched the photos I took on February 10th of 2013 with Lightroom 4, and now these photos are on Flickr for you all to see.  Enjoy ’em photos by going to EndlessBit.com (my photo blog) or just view the slideshow right after the break.

Lightroom 4 Photo Fun – Empty Strip Mall And Unfinished Building

Empty Strip Mall And Unfinished Building Sneak Peek Photo

Empty Strip Mall And Unfinished Building Sneak Peek Photo

I took some photos today, and the theme is pointing out two frequent symptoms that we have seen occurring quite frequently in today, bad U.S. economy.  Some think we’re still in a recession, others think we’re in a depression.  Are we getting out this bad economy yet?  Are we about to?  I don’t think anyone would know, but let hope good things will come for our economy in the near future.  At least, hope is an optimistic kind of thing.

Anyhow, I took these photos and retouched them in Lightroom 4 as usual.  You can check them photos out by clicking on the sneak peek photo.  Feeling lazy?  You don’t have to take a direct hop over to my Flickr set to view these photos, because I post a slideshow of these photos right after the break.  Enjoy!!!  (You can also visit EndlessBit to check out all the photos that I took in the past up to the present!)

Dodging Bullets Is Not My Kind Of Photography, But I Bet Mr. Fujimoto Would Beg The Differ.

Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of ph...

Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of photography (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m into photography lately, but the BusinessInsider’s “Meet The Japanese Tourist Who Is Vacationing On The Front Line Of The Syrian Civil War” story actually makes me feel like I’m not really serious about being a photographer.  How?  Just getting out to a strange place to take some photos is already somewhat a discouraging aspect to me.  Street photography?  Well, let say I’m reluctantly to do so and have done it very badly.  For Mr. Fujimoto, he is not only serious about taking photos, but he puts himself in danger zones, in warzones such as Syria, to have his way with his photography.  Albeit, he is only vacationing in Syria and taking his photos there for the occasion, but how he is doing it with his photography is already beyond me.  I say, this man is either brave or foolish, but I like to think he is awesome and brave since I wish I can do the same.  Unfortunately, I’m too lazy, selfish, and scare to do such a thing like him, unless one day I change my mind about my own photography.

For your information, as BusinessInsider’s story broke, Mr. Fujimoto isn’t a very wealthy man, and he has wished that one day he wants to provide some financial comforts to his daughters.  Also, his photography isn’t making him money or anything like that besides for making him well known now.  So, he is doing this for excitements and passion.  Nonetheless, I think if he survives all of his super dangerous adventures or vacations, soon or later I think someone might eventually sponsor him for whatever reasons.  I think this man deserves some attention in regarding to his photography.  The way he takes his photos in those dangerous places isn’t something most photographers would imagine of doing so.  It’s not like most photographers would automatically wake up one morning and say let dodge bullets in warzones for some great photos.

The dangerous aspect of filming and photographing wars isn’t something to be undermined easily.  Sure, when you leave your own comforting home, you can still get into some sort of dangers, but running around in warzones is definitely going to raise the risk level through the roof.  Keep dodging some of those bullets Mr. Fujimoto!  Meet Mr. Fujimoto right after the break!

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Lightroom 4 Photo Fun – Drinking In The View Of Cauble Park (Lake Lanier)

Cauble Park (Lake Lanier) Sneak Peek Photo

Cauble Park (Lake Lanier) Sneak Peek Photo

You should take a quick hop over to EndlessBit (my photo blog) now as I just posted some nice nature photos that I had the pleasure to edit in Lightroom 4.  You can also click on the sneak peek photo to go to EndlessBit post which I had mentioned.  Feeling lazy?  Just check out the slideshow underneath!

Tips To Protect Your Photos For A Very Long Time To Come

If you want to keep your photos for a very long time to come, you definitely need to take measures in protecting your precious photos.  Something as hard drive failure to accidental deletion can definitely erase the awesome picture moments that you had captured.  Of course, you don’t really have to be a fanatic with photography for you to take extreme measures to protect your photos, because protecting photos isn’t that hard as long you are willing to take some steps in giving you the chance to recover the lost photos.  Within the video right after the break, I give some tips that might be helpful to you in regarding to protecting your photos for a very long time to come.  Please enjoy it!