Category Archives: Photo Essay

Serengeti Wildlife- Tanzania

The Serengeti National Park is huge. It’s a vast ecosystem that covers about 30,000 square km (11,500 square miles) and stretches from the North of Tanzania to the South-Western region of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai language and means “Endless Plains”. Although it’s the same ecosystem, the Kenyan part is called Maasai Mara. The area is home to about 70 types of mammals and about 500 types of birds. It’s mostly famous for being the location of the great annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeests and zebras. I had the chance to visit the Serengeti a couple […]


More Granada photos through my phone’s lens ~ Spain

A few months ago, I added a short photo gallery of images I took of the beautiful city of Granada, all with my phone. Since it was pretty successful, I decided to do another round of images I have taken since then. All photos are taken with my Nexus 5, and edited mostly in Snapseed (maybe 1 or 2 images in VSCO). I’m still having a blast carrying only my phone and making the most out of the small camera. It’s challenging sometimes, but with good lighting, composition and editing, you can create some great images too. So sit back and enjoy […]

Bib-Rambla Gate in Granada.

Granada through my phone’s lens ~ Spain

As a photographer (and a geeky guy in general), I like to stay up-to-date with my equipment, and sometimes, buy the latest gadgets available to improve my craft and facilitate my job. I recently did the jump to full-frame with the purchase of a Canon 6D, and got myself a new graphics tablet and upgraded all my editing software. But, as we all know (right?), “gear isn’t everything“. And in the past few months, since I bought the Nexus 5 (android phone), I’ve been really enjoying walking around my beautiful city, hands free, without any gear but a phone in […]

Granada Fountain at Night - Spain

Photo Gallery: Granada Cathedral of Incarnation ~ Spain

There’s something about cathedrals that make you just stand there in awe, dwarfed by the stunning architecture full of details. Those gigantic structures, often overlooking the city, have been built over centuries by thousands of men who had none of today’s tools. It was one thing that I really missed when living in Asia. After 6 months of living in Granada, I remembered that I’ve yet to visit the cathedral in town. Hidden behind buildings and overlooking a tiny square, the Granada cathedral is easy to miss and doesn’t really stand out in the open like the Notre-Dame in Paris, […]

Golden Pipe Organ - Granada, Spain

Photo Gallery: Exploring Brindisi ~ Italy

As some of you may know, a few weeks ago, I was invited to visit and explore the city of Brindisi, located in the region of Puglia (the heel of the boot), in Italy. Brindisi, located off the coast of the Adriatic sea, is a city of roughly 90,000 people. Due to its location, it was a major port for trade with Greece and the Middle East. It was my first time visiting Italy and I seriously had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to discover an old city which conserved many of its historical heritage. You […]

Ferry Sunset ~ Greece

Sunsets from a Chiang Mai balcony ~ Thailand

Today is the 1st of March, which means that in 30 days, we’ll be jumping in a plane and leaving Chiang Mai, the place we’ve been calling home for the past 3 years in Thailand. It’s going to be a sad departure but we’re looking forward to moving to our new chosen city: Granada, Spain. During the past three years, I’ve been fortunate enough to live in a residence that overlooks the city and has a balcony facing west. My wife must secretly think I’m crazy but I’ve never failed to capture the sunset almost every evening since living here. […]

Sunsets from a Chiang Mai Balcony ~ Thailand

2012: A wonderful year in photos

Someone recently asked me: “2012 is over, where’s your retrospective post?” Well.. I’ve already been so busy with all of 2013’s new projects that I’ve been rushing forward at full speed. I guess it’s a good thing to just stop for a moment and look back at what happened in the past year. 2012 was a fantastic year. So many good things happened, starting with our marriage, new business opportunities and so much more. It was certainly one of those years that I felt I was growing in my personal and professional life. In 2009, I took a big step […]

2012 ~ Looking back

Yi Peng: The festival of lights in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Once again, for the third time since I’ve been living in Chiang Mai, I had the pleasure to attend to one of the most beautiful and photogenic festivals in the world: Yi Peng and Loy Krathong. Yi Peng (or Yee Peng) is a festival of light that coincides with Loy Krathong in Thailand. It’s a Lanna festival so it is mainly celebrated in the northern part of the country. The festival takes place during the 2nd lunar month of the Lanna calendar (Yi means ‘2nd’ and Peng means ‘month’) which usually falls on a November. The main attraction during this […]

Monks and Lanterns