Leica CL: Initial Impressions

As a lifelong camera collector, I’ve always been intrigued by Leica. They are excessively overpriced, but they seem to have fans across the world and have been used to produce some of the most iconic images.

I had a chance to try out the Leica CL this weekend and I do like the compact size and the image quality is incredible. I’ll definitely be playing around with this quite a bit more often.

LeicaCL-1.jpg
LeicaCL-2.jpg
LeicaCL-3.jpg

Fantasy to Reality: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

As I’ve grown older, I’ve become a lot more realistic vs. optimistic and in certain cases - quite cynical of the world we live in. Seeing the ups and downs at a crazy pace has led me to realize that not everything is as it seems.

Orlando-23.jpg

Fast-forward to this past weekend: my wife and I spent a few days at Universal Studios in Orlando. She’s a huge fan of Harry Potter and from all that I had read, it was worth visiting the theme park.

Orlando-8.jpg

Despite battling the heat for two full days, I have to say that I am impressed! I’ve read every book in the series and the minute I stepped into either Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade, it felt like I was transported into another universe.

The employees at the Resort always had a smile on their face and stayed in character 100% of the time. The Butterbeer was incredible and the attention to detail was on another level. Every little thing mimicked the Harry Potter universe - down to their own currency which was legal tender at the Park.

Orlando-24.jpg

As a technologist, I was also amazed at how they implemented the wands throughout. For context, visitors can purchase a want for ~$50 and then use the sensors on the tip of the wands to interact with various window displays - making it a highly amusing people watching activity.

While neither of did any of the rides, we had an incredible time admiring the details and capping it off with a beautiful light show at Hogwarts.

5 Days in Japan

I had a few meetings in Hong Kong and instead of flying all the way around the world for 2 days, I decided to stop by Hong Kong for a few days. With no specific agenda in mind - with the exception of good food and some photography - it was an exhilarating trip filled with cultural nuances and some incredible new opportunities.

Tokyo-20 (1).jpg
Tokyo-22 (1).jpg