Exhibit @ The JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM: TATAU MARKS OF POLYNESIA

The Japanese American Museum currently has an exhibit on Polynesian culture. It features photographs of how a tattoo is applied, the people involved in the process, and the ones tattooed. Its ongoing from now till 1/8/2017!

For more information you can check out this link
http://www.janm.org/exhibits/tatau/

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Exhibit @ The Getty Museum: Cave Temples of Dunhaung

 

Photos of the replica caves from the Cave Temples exhibit. The reason behind the replicas is to educate as well as help preserve the sites from wear and tear. When you visit make sure to get the tickets asap to see it, then go to the exhibit at the Research Institute to see artifacts from the site and to learn more about the history of the site as well as conservation efforts.

Pictures are not allowed in the Research Institute but my favorite item is the Pilgrims letter of introduction/passport. It is written in multiple languages and in my opinion one of the more unique items. The conservation section covers how they preserve the site, shows the materials used and samples on how the temples were constructed.

For more information you can check out the Getty’s Website:
http://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/exhibitions/cave_temples_dunhuang/index.html

Gear | Altura Photo 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical HD Fisheye Lens

Finally got started on my backlog!  I picked up an aftermarket lens during the holidays and at that time this lens was priced under $200.00 so I took a chance and bought it. Its the first time I bought an aftermarket brand and I was just hoping for the best when I used it.

It exceeded expectations and actually made me more excited to go shooting again.

Here’s a link for the lens if you want to get one just make sure to pick the one that works with your camera, and here’s some images I took with it.