San Diego Zoo Info & Tips

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Attraction Reviews  •  7 Comments

San Diego Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the country, and for good reason. This post offers a review of the zoo, photos from the animal exhibits, and various tips & tricks for making the most of your visit to the San Diego Zoo. The San Diego Zoo had been on my […]

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California Beaches: Laguna’s Table Rock Beach

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Travel Tips  •  No Comments

This post features some photos I took at Table Rock Beach in Laguna Beach, California, along with some tips for finding this beach, and my thoughts on it. Table Rock Beach is a pretty popular spot in Laguna Beach, especially among locals for cliff jumping. A lot of people love this beach, but I’ll admit […]

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Amity Landing Restaurant Review

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Restaurant Reviews  •  No Comments

Amity Landing Restaurant is located near the exit to the JAWS boat ride in Universal Studios Japan, in the Amity Village section of the park. This area is similar to the extinct ‘Amity’ section of Universal Studios Florida, albeit on a larger scale and with the Osaka park having things–like this restaurant and 2 other […]

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A Tale of Two Tahoes

Posted on Apr 11, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  4 Comments

First off, let me start by saying I can’t believe that it has been a month since my last post. What started as a brief hiatus as I dealt with other things turned into a longer break as I’ve struggled with finding the motivation for photography (you might think photo editing gets easier when you […]

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Worlds Collide at Bongeunsa Temple in Seoul

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Attraction Reviews  •  3 Comments

I’ve long been fascinated by the topic of ecotone. Usually, this refers to the transition area where two ecosystems meet, such as the area between a forest and mountain range. My interests are more focused on the transition and overlap between the man-made and the natural worlds, or more specifically, the effects of the man-made […]

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Death Valley National Park Trip Report – Part 2

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  7 Comments

Picking up from where we left off in Part 1 of my Death Valley National Park Trip Report, this photo above is probably not what you’d expect to see in Death Valley. The Inn at Furnace Creek would be an anomaly in any National Park, but it’s the ultimate contrast in Death Valley. The land […]

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Technique Tuesday: Focus Stacking

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography Tips  •  2 Comments

Today’s technique is photo stacking, a way of achieving greater depth of field by combining multiple exposures with each shot having different areas of the photo in focus. I first learned of this technique recently, and have only tried it out a couple of times in Death Valley and Big Sur because, frankly, I think […]

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Hogwarts Castle Photo Tour

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photos  •  3 Comments

Hogwarts Castle houses the School of Witchcraft in the Harry Potter series, and is home to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Japan theme parks. Next year, it will also open at Universal Studios Hollywood. This post offers a photo tour of Hogwarts Castle, both inside and […]

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Griffith Observatory Review & Tips

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Attraction Reviews  •  7 Comments

Griffith Observatory is an observatory, planetarium, and astronomy museum in California with great views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign. This post offers a review, photos, and some of my tips for visiting Griffith Observatory, which is one of the top things to do in Los Angeles. Griffith Observatory is a popular spot for […]

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