Great Wall of China

The past few days, we’ve had some difficulties getting access to the Internet from the hotel. Here’s a photo of Rae, JP and me at the Simatai Great Wall in China. Tomorrow morning, we’re headed back to the States. <img src="http://photos.tow.com/photos/264938914_5Bsui-M.jpg&quot; class="centered" width="450" height="300" alt="JP, Rae, and Adam at the Simatai Great Wall in China" … Continue reading Great Wall of China

Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

We arrived yesterday afternoon in Beijing. Today, we’re going to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. When I started to wear glasses during high school, I remember people calling me Pu Yi. We had been watching The Last Emperor in class, and they must have found a resemblance with me and the last ruler … Continue reading Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

MacBook Pro Woes

I’ve been experiencing random restarts and kernel panics lately on my newly purchased (yet already outdated) MacBook Pro. I’m typically using Aperture of Final Cut Pro when this happens. The computer’s optical disk drive suddenly whirrs, the screen blacks out, and the familiar restart process begins. To say the least, this has been very annoying, … Continue reading MacBook Pro Woes

Phoxle SpectraSnap White Balance and Flash Match Filters

I’ve used pretty much every kind of white balance filter that’s been made. 18% Kodak Gray Cards, the WhiBal Card, and the ExpoDisc. For my upcoming trip to China, I’m taking a new product, Phoxle’s SpectraSnap White Balance Filter. The SpectraSnap was designed by COBA member, Chris Pedersen. Chris has been coming to COBA for … Continue reading Phoxle SpectraSnap White Balance and Flash Match Filters