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Wedge Antilles
05-05-2014, 09:20 PM
Created this thread to share some samples of the people pix I've been fortunate to take.

I'm not the best photographer but I love doing it when I have the opportunity... especially love taking photos of people around the world.

I'll post a few selections from my various photo sets. If anyone finds interest in a specific set, just let me know and I'll post more from it.

The following is from Comiket in Tokyo. Taken with a Panasonic DMCFZ35 (point and shoot).

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Wedge Antilles
05-06-2014, 03:54 PM
For another flavor of photography, here's some from combat skills training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Taken with a Nikon D3000.

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Mormel
05-07-2014, 01:12 AM
Never been an expert on photography, but I'm liking what you've posted. Especially the final two in the Fort Dix set, because of how they capture a moment. Don't get me wrong, I also like the photos of the cosplayers posing, very much so in fact- but I was just struck by the contrast between the two sets. Keep 'em coming! I'm curious to what else you have in your catalog.

Wedge Antilles
05-07-2014, 03:00 PM
Never been an expert on photography, but I'm liking what you've posted. Especially the final two in the Fort Dix set, because of how they capture a moment. Don't get me wrong, I also like the photos of the cosplayers posing, very much so in fact- but I was just struck by the contrast between the two sets. Keep 'em coming! I'm curious to what else you have in your catalog.

Mormel, thanks for your input! I consider that a request and present photos that similarly capture moments. Ironically most of those type of shots are of people in military uniforms, who would've guessed?

Taken at Umm Qasr, Iraq, September 2011 using a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
05-08-2014, 03:22 PM
Here's some from Manila International Auto Show, Philippines. Taken Sept 2012 with a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
05-08-2014, 11:21 PM
Since the weekend's practically upon us here's some bikini pics:

Taken at Denver, Colorado, US during bikini season 2013 using an IPhone4s.

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Wedge Antilles
05-18-2014, 03:43 PM
From the US this time... here's some cosplay from the Rocky Mountain Con in Denver, Colorado. Taken Oct 2013 with a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
05-19-2014, 03:21 PM
From the Tokyo Auto Salon (if you never heard of it: here’s the wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Auto_Salon)), months before I upgraded to the world of DSLR photography.

Taken at Chiba, Japan, in January 2010 using a Panasonic DMCFZ35.

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Wedge Antilles
05-20-2014, 03:03 PM
Back to training.

Taken at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in May 2011 using a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
05-21-2014, 02:51 PM
Reverting back to my pre-DSLR days, some photos from the Wonder Festival.

Taken in Chiba, Japan, February 2010 using a Panasonic DMCZ35 (point and shoot).

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Mormel
05-21-2014, 11:41 PM
Nice samplings, Wedge! I especially like the third one of those Fort Dix photos, with the troops in the mist, and the first one of that cosplayer's set. I like how the shrubbery in the background ends up framing the girl's face.

Wedge Antilles
05-22-2014, 02:42 PM
Nice samplings, Wedge! I especially like the third one of those Fort Dix photos, with the troops in the mist, and the first one of that cosplayer's set. I like how the shrubbery in the background ends up framing the girl's face.

Thanks for the comments Mormel! I appreciate all and any feedback/commentary.

Wedge Antilles
05-22-2014, 02:56 PM
Here's another flavor of photo, the fashion show at the Las Vegas Fashion Show mall.

Taken at Las Vegas, Nevada, US in March 2013, using a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
05-22-2014, 10:20 PM
Sending you off into the weekend with some 'kini pics.

Taken during bikini season 2013, in Denver, Colorado US using an iPhone4s.

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DungeonmasterJim
05-23-2014, 09:08 AM
Neat stuff. Quite the world traveler. Is that because of your job or do you just get around.

My oldest brother does a lot of traveling because of his job. He's been to Japan several times including when the tsunami/earthquake hit which was scary as hell because we couldn't get a hold of him. But it's really neat to hear his Japan stories. And he bring me back Meiji chocolate. I'm not much of a chocolate fan but Meiji chocolate is beyond awesome.

Wedge Antilles
05-25-2014, 12:28 AM
Neat stuff. Quite the world traveler. Is that because of your job or do you just get around.

My oldest brother does a lot of traveling because of his job. He's been to Japan several times including when the tsunami/earthquake hit which was scary as hell because we couldn't get a hold of him. But it's really neat to hear his Japan stories. And he bring me back Meiji chocolate. I'm not much of a chocolate fan but Meiji chocolate is beyond awesome.

Both because of work and I love to travel with a passion!

Japan is great, I love the country but especially the people, a few very close to me there.

Meiji chocolate is one of the things I love picking up at convenience stores there.

Wedge Antilles
05-25-2014, 12:29 AM
One of the most beautiful cities with the most beautiful people in the US, Denver.

Taken in the Denver, Colorado US area Dec 2010/Jan 2011 with a Nikon D3000

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Wedge Antilles
05-26-2014, 03:06 PM
From one of the events in Chiba, the AOU amusement expo. One of the video game vendors cornered the market on pretty face that day, hehehe.

Taken at Chiba, Japan in February 2010 using a Panasonic DMCFZ35 (point and shoot).

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Wedge Antilles
05-27-2014, 03:38 PM
Back to the Middle East... or Southwest Asia, whichever you prefer.

Taken at Basra, Iraq, summer 2011 using a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
05-28-2014, 04:19 PM
One of the coolest events I've been to, from a photography standpoint, is the CP+ photography expo in Yokohama. It wasn't only about camera companies showing and selling off their products, they also offered interactive activities and exhibits to encourage the inexperienced, and even the experienced photographer to get the camera shutter going (and hence encourage the selling of their products).

Taken at Yokohama, Japan in February 2010 using a Panasonic DMCFZ35 (point and shoot).

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Wedge Antilles
05-29-2014, 04:07 PM
Moehaku was like Car-mi-con. Or some other term defining a mashup between anime/manga and cars. Whatever it is, it made for some great visuals.

Taken at Chiba, Japan in Apr 2010 using a Panasonic DMCFZ35 (point and shoot).

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Wedge Antilles
06-01-2014, 10:01 PM
Tokyo Motorcycle Show. Lots of models. And lots of motorcycles as well!

Taken at Tokyo, Japan in March 2010 using a Panasonic DMC-FZ35 (point and shoot).

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Wedge Antilles
06-02-2014, 03:20 PM
Here's photos from the only time I attended the Tokyo International Anime Fair in 2010. Not a fan of anime myself, I just happened to tag along on this occasion and it was a great occasion for photos.

Taken at Tokyo, Japan, March 2010 using a Panasonic DMC-FZ35 (point and shoot)

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Wedge Antilles
06-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Back to the training grounds of Fort Dix, New Jersey!

Taken at Fort Dix, New Jersey in May 2011 using a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
06-04-2014, 03:10 PM
On my way to an Iraq deployment a few years ago I had the ultimate layover highlighted by my first experience with German beer, and German women! And to add to good fortune, the flight out of Germany was delayed overnight!

Taken at Leipzig, Germany in May 2011 using a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
06-05-2014, 04:42 PM
Here's some shots from the US countryside of West Virginia, at Hyperfest.

Taken at Summit Point, West Virginia US in June 2012 using a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
06-08-2014, 04:16 PM
Sometimes you don't even need to leave the airport to find great photo ops. Frankfurt, Germany was one example... and Incheon International Airport in South Korea is an even greater one.

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Wedge Antilles
06-09-2014, 02:50 PM
Some photos from the first cosplay event I attended as a photog, the Yokohama Cosplay Expo. At this point I still hadn't made the transition to DSLR.

Taken at Yokohama, Japan in May 2010 using a Panasonic DMC FZ35.

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Wedge Antilles
06-10-2014, 03:23 PM
More of the friendly faces in uniform. Having a photographer (me) during training brings out smiles and enthusiasm you probably wouldn't see otherwise.

Taken at Fort Dix, New Jersey US in May 2011 using a Nikon D3000.

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ExcelsiorPrime
06-11-2014, 06:42 PM
No one is safe from "bunny ear" fingers/

Wedge Antilles
06-12-2014, 03:02 PM
No one is safe from "bunny ear" fingers/

Hahaha, so true.

Wedge Antilles
06-12-2014, 03:05 PM
From a great event called Tokyo Dream Party, here's some cosplay.

Taken at Tokyo, Japan in May 2010 using a Panasonic DMC-FZ35.

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Wedge Antilles
06-15-2014, 03:20 PM
The following was taken at a work conference expo for IT and engineering security in Tokyo. As you can see, it's not all mundane and dull stuff.

Taken at Tokyo, Japan in May 2010 using a Panasonic DMC FZ35

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Wedge Antilles
06-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Another car show, this time it's the Tokyo Special Import Car Show.

Taken at Tokyo, Japan in May, 2010, using a Panasonic DMC FZ35 (point and shoot)

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Wedge Antilles
06-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Here's photos from a Cosplay event called Layers Paradise, held in the fun area of Tokyo Dome City.

Taken at Tokyo, Japan in May 2010 using a Panasonic DMC-FZ35 (point and shoot)

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Wedge Antilles
06-23-2014, 03:23 PM
Some photos from PhotoNext, a smaller-scale photography event in Tokyo.

Taken at Tokyo, Japan in May 2010 using a Panasonic DMC FZ35 (point and shoot)

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Wedge Antilles
06-24-2014, 03:28 PM
More of "on-the-spot" photography in the Denver, Colorado area featuring the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders.

Taken at Denver, Colorado, US in December, 2013 using an iPhone 4s.

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Wedge Antilles
06-25-2014, 04:27 PM
More photos from the uniformed personnel during training.

Taken at Fort Dix, New Jersey, US in May 2011 using a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
06-26-2014, 07:02 PM
From the NBA Finals last year, here's some pregame photos with the San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers.

Taken at San Antonio, Texas, US in June 2013 using an iPhone 4s.

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Wedge Antilles
06-29-2014, 03:33 PM
Some pics from Cosplay Expo at Odaiba.

Taken at Tokyo, Japan in July 2010 using a Panasonic DMC-FZ35 (point and shoot)

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Wedge Antilles
06-30-2014, 03:24 PM
From the fun place called Twin Peaks in Denver, Colorado.

Taken at Denver, Colorado, US in August 2013 using an iPhone 4s.

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Wedge Antilles
07-03-2014, 10:55 PM
Because it's summer and it's hot... here's more hot faces from Twin Peaks.

Taken at Denver, Colorado in July 2013 using an iPhone 4s.

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Wedge Antilles
07-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Wonder Festival was a wonderful opportunity for me (pun intended) because of the nature of the event and it was one of the first I got to photograph with a DSLR. So wonderful I may have to post more photos soon.

Taken at Chiba, Japan in July 2010 using a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
07-09-2014, 04:26 PM
Well as (sort of) promised here's more from the Wonder Festival.

Taken at Chiba, Japan in July 2010 using a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
07-15-2014, 05:32 PM
From the Star Trek convention at Las Vegas. Mixed cameras because of circumstances at the time (sometimes I had the DSLR with me, sometimes I didn't).

Taken at Las Vegas, Nevada US in August 2013 using an iPhone 4s and a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
10-22-2014, 02:31 PM
From a more recent event, here's some photos from Lowrider Mega Show in Las Vegas.

Taken on Sept 2014 at Las Vegas, Nevada US using a Nikon D3000.

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Wedge Antilles
07-19-2016, 03:32 PM
May as well get this going again, as I'm now in the photographic utopia that is the Tokyo area of Japan... these ladies are known as the Evangelion Race Queens.

Taken in July 2015, at Ashigara, Shizuoka, Japan using a Nikon D3000.

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