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  • Last Flight Out Photography!

    I get this question a lot..."Scotty, why Last Flight Out Photography?".

    Well, let's say you are on a trip to some exotic location like....uh....Iceland, for example. There are three flights heading home on the last day of your in the morning, one in the afternoon, and the last flight leaving just after dinner. Which one do you choose? If it were me, I would choose the Last Flight Out because I want to spend every last minute I can getting just ONE more shot....know what I mean?

    This blog/website highlights my favorite photographs from trips I make around the world. There's nothing I love more than sharing my passion for photography.

    I am a High School Photography Teacher at the Jakarta Intercultural School in Jakarta, Indonesia. If you are ever in this part of the world, give me a call, and we can go out shooting together. Thanks for visiting my site, and please come back again and again...

Near Soho (in Hong Kong), there are these escalators that climb up the steep side of the hill in the middle of the city. It is a great place to explore. At the top of each escalator, you can get off and explore the side streets…and there are great little pubs and restaurants up there as well. When riding these escalators, you can also get a secret look from above…like this little market…people had no idea I was kind of “spying” on them from above…


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Come Join Us

On Saturday, March 19th, the JIS Photography Club will head to Sunda Kelapa for a Photowalk. If you are interested in joining us, just click on my contact, and send me a message. We would be more than happy to have you join in on the fun. We will be taking a bus from JIS, and meeting up at the port at around 7:45 – 8:00am…walk for maybe two hours, have something to eat at Cafe Batavia, and then head back. Always a good time!!


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The Bund

A few years ago, I made it down to the Bund to take some night photos. Those photos were all lost to my hard drive failure back in 2012. It was really cloudy, and I wasn’t able to get a great shot. Below is my remaining “copy” of the photo I took back then…


Not great.

This time around, I was able to make it back during the day. It was a long trip down there from where I was staying which was WAY out of town in West Shanghai….the suburbs. It took me about an hour to get there via the Metro (subway). My shot during the day was not that great (see below), so I took the subway back into town at night. I left the hotel at 8:45, and made it down to the Bund at around 9:45. I then walked to the edge of the river where there were thousands of people taking selfies by the railing. I patiently waited for my turn at the railing to take a shot….just when I got to the railing after patiently waiting my turn, the city lights went out!!

What?? I thought the lights went out at around 11:00 pm….wrong. Apparently, during the week, the lights go out at 10:00 pm. A wasted trip. Needless to say, I was NOT a happy camper.

Something wrong with my new Sony A7Rll

A couple of things….

1. Not sure if you can see it, but it is REALLY obvious to me….there are these vertical, slanted lines on the upper right side of the photo (in the sky). See that?? WTF?? Maybe something on my sensor?? Not good.

2. I was switching lenses, and something happened to the mount on my camera as the lens would not “snap” into place….something got bent in there….

So, my camera is going to the shop….I will have to use my old cameras for awhile until this one is repaired….Do you see the lines I am talking about????


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Last summer, I met my parents in Ireland. Our first stop was Dublin. A fantastic city. On our second night there, I went on a Photowalk, and got totally lost. I walked for a few hours, and had no idea how to get back to my hotel. Luckily, everyone speaks English, so I was able to jump in a taxi and explain my situation.

Getting lost in a Western city is a bit different than getting lost in an Asian city. There are bad areas of western cities that you don’t want to go strolling through with a 4000 dollar camera at night….know what I mean? I guess I got lucky, because I had no problems in Dublin….


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As promised, here are a couple of drone photos of Gili T. When I had arrived in the Gili’s the weather was really nice, so decided to just wait a few days before taking the drone out. Then the rain came…and it stayed for three days. So, on the last day I was there, I was finally able to take the drone out flying. I was nervous as the last time I flew the drone outside of Jakarta, I crashed it into a tree. On the Gili’s, I had attracted a small crowd of people, so my skills were on display. Never wracking to say the least. I did manage to fly it without crashing into anybody or crashing it into a tree…and I got some cool shots….see below.


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