Monday, June 29, 2009

Ross Whitaker Trio at Al's Bar, Lexington, KY

Chris has just started a remote recording business focusing on live performances. Hopefully, he can offer photography as a part of his recording packages in the future.  

Ross Whitaker Trio
Ross Whitaker- guitar
Kevin Kehrberg - bass
John Wilmarth - drums


Ross and Kevin watching John's solo

Kevin on bass

Ross on guitar

John on drums

Drummer caught slacking

Now he's on it

Chris monitoring the recording


Chris jammed with the band for a couple songs.  This is during one of his drum solos.

Ross in deep thought

Then the shutter of the camera woke him up so he smiled for the camera

A happy fan

Reflection of the stage


Ready to record

Mural outside Al's Bar

Cincinnati & Columbus, Ohio

Cincinnati, OH

The lobby of Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
We were chatting with volunteers of the museum and realized that this building occupies a relatively small plot of land but the design by Zaha Hadid gave it the open spacious illusion.

Photography isn't allowed except in the lobby so to learn more about the artwork in exhibit, please see

The exterior of Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art

Streets of Cincinnati

Columbus, OH
The Book Loft of German Village
This book store is like a maze with 32 rooms of books!
We stopped at The Schmidt's Sausage Haus for lunch.  It was raining but I didn't have a picture of the restaurant yet so I made Chris hold an umbrella over my camera for one shot.

We were on our way to FallingWater when we hear gushing waterfall of Ohiopyle and decided to stopped by to check it out. 

FallingWater, PA

We have been wanting to see the Falling Water House by Frank Lloyd Wright for some time but never got the chance to stop by until recently. If you are interested to learn more, the link and a description from the website below.

Fallingwater is the name of a very special house that is built over a waterfall. Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family. Fallingwater was built between 1936 and 1939. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark.

I'm thinking this can be edited into an album cover one day

The country road on the way to FallingWater

Equipment list

Equipments used for pictures you see here are pretty basic and simple: 
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 
Canon EOS-3 
Canon zoom lens EF 28-145mm 3.5-5.6 IS 
Canon PowerShot S400 
Canon PowerShot SD850 
Film with ISO 800, 1600 and 3200

San Francisco in April 2009

We flew red-eye so we just woke up when we saw this spectacular view out the window. 

The first thing we did once we got in to San

We were having brunch at this French restaurant by Washington Square Park when we saw this lady enjoying her brunch.  I couldn't resist but to take a picture of her.

Many thanks to Torsten and Mads (on violin here) for getting us tickets to SFJazz's "Beats, Bows & Brass: A hip-hop symphony" (which is already sold out).  Full House.  And the audience was dancing toward the end!

Saints Peter and Paul Church

One foggy evening by the bay

 Ocean beach
Chris and Torsten on the beach

Golden Gate Bridge

Redwood Park
This amazing tall tree is supporting another tree that has fallen on it.

View of a street in North Beach from Torsten's apartment 

We would like to thank Torsten Kolind, James Liu, Eugene Seo and friends in the city for their wonderful hospitality.