Lawrence "The Dreamer" Chen
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When I was forced to move my website from imagelinkusa.net to another hosting provider (current 1&1), I elected to not expend the effort of migrating and updating the old phlog (PHoto bLOG). Since the interim of posting my photos to my blogspot blog (aided by Picassa) proved to be much more convenient.

So, here are the photos that were featured on the old phlog....

It is snowing...

2005-04-02 13:05:37 — It is snowing...

...and I had put off some errands for today.... :(

A Bumper Crop

2005-05-03 16:14:22 — A Bumper Crop

Hole #3 on the Open Text Operation Feed 2005 Putt-Putt course.

A tribute to the Dublin Field of Corn?


2005-05-05 19:41:05 — 555

It is 5/5/5, and looking over the railing in front of my apartment on the way to work....I had the sudden urge to take a picture....


2005-05-06 16:34:45 — Pansies

From the office Operation Feed raffle, I bought 78 tickets using all the coins that I accumulated since last year that made whole rolls. 4 of those tickets came up in the draw, and 3 of them won me 3 out of 6 pansies

This year i gave them away, rather than take the flowers home to die. ;)

Winter 2003-01-06

2005-05-09 20:00:29 — Winter 2003-01-06

While printing off some pictures I took at work the other day, I came across thsi picture in my receive folder. I don't know what prompted me tot ake this picture originally, but since it is more or less in the same direction as the 555 picture I had posted on here....I thought I would toss it up here. ;D


2005-06-26 16:55:20 — CCC

The Cow, Calf Combo – While mom is busy feeding, child will play

Rainy Day

2005-06-30 14:14:04 — Rainy Day

My latest crush

2005-06-30 01:51:51 — My latest crush

Was it the girl or the camera?

What is Chimping?

2005-06-30 02:39:21 — What is Chimping?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Chimping is a term used in digital photography (especially when using a digital single-lens reflex camera or DSLR) to describe the habit of checking every photo on the on-camera display (LCD) immediately after capture.

Usage varies depending on context and the person using it, but common uses include:

  • when a photographer’s sounds and actions of reviewing frames on-scene appear similar to the actions of an excited monkey. (Oooh! Oooh! Aaah!)
  • when a photograph is completely absorbed in the act of admiring a photo or proudly showing it off to others
  • by experienced photographers to describe the actions of "wannabe" photographers.
Having several digital photographers together will result in group chimping either during or after the event they are shooting. This is similar to actual chimpanzee grooming, which is a social activity.

Chimping EXPOSED

First Snow of 2005 - 1

2005-12-09 09:11:28 — First Snow of 2005 &ndash 1

First Snow of 2005 - 2

2005-12-09 09:11:51 — First Snow of 2005 &ndash 2

Cruise Control

2005-12-24 02:38:28 — Cruise Control

A musical obsession...

Someday that girl is gonna be famous, assuming that she isn't already...

My New Desktop Wallpaper

2006-01-08 01:13:21 — My New Desktop Wallpaper

I decided it was time to update the wallpaper on my computer, and I was thinking I wanted something 'cruise' themed. Though I couldn't find anything online, when I thought to myself...haven't I shot anything during any of my cruises that might do the trick.

I found this image....scaled and cropped to fit my 1280x1024 desktop, and it looks great.

Though this iimage is scaled down even further to fit the constraints of my blogging package....

Download from here.

Sea Princess in Ochos Rios, Jamaica - 2000-11-28

2006-01-09 14:02:31 — Sea Princess in Ochos Rios, Jamaica - 2000-11-28

Desktop wallpaper image generated from photo taken with Canon ELPH 370Z (scanned using a CanoScan FS2710).

Available for download here.

Glacier Bay, Alaska - 2005-06-25

2006-01-09 14:14:42 — Glacier Bay, Alaska - 2005-06-25

Another desktop wallpaper image I generated from a picture I had taken during a cruise.

Available for download here.

Like the back of my hand....

2006-02-12 21:13:44 — Like the back of my hand....

....is burned because the silly lid on a cup of noodles fell over as I was dispensing hot water into the cup....

What are they?

2006-02-17 02:10:56 — What are they?

They are the platters from a Maxtor 7Y250P0 250GB/8MB 7200RPM Harddrive

Somehow it wasn't quite as satisfactory as when I took apart smaller capacity harddrives


2006-03-16 14:04:39 — Lunch

Not to be out done....I decided to take a picture of what is getting away as lunch today.

A shot taken in Johnson City, TN

2006-04-16 17:48:45 — A shot taken in Johnson City, TN

Here's a shot I took shortly after setting foot outside in JOhnson City, TN.

I'm walking down from the Comfort Suites hotel, where I'm staying, down to the offices of OSIsoft where I will later need to make an appearance at the next day for an on-site job interview.

Another shot in Johnson City, TN

2006-04-16 17:52:00 — Another shot in Johnson City, TN

This shot is later after having walked back from finding out where the offices of OSIsoft were, and also having walked to see what was in the other direction past the Comfort Suites hotel. And, now looking off the area from the back entrance before heading back to my room.

I think the bird had a better vantage point to take in the view....

Lunch 2

2006-04-24 14:18:30 — Lunch 2

Lately, I've been having a strange desire to cook something involving eggs.

So, I decided to have Fried Rice for LUnch today....and decided that it would be a good picture to go with the Fried Noodles I had posted previously.

Bird Shot

2006-04-29 15:17:34 — Bird Shot

About a week ago, I noticed that a bird had made a home on top of the light at the top of the stairs at my apartment.

Not an uncommon occurance.

When I reached the top of the stairs to go down... the bird flew away, then it occurred to me that I should get paicture....

Over the days, I would continue to pass the spot...usually to go and see what the mailman had brought me....and each time the bird would take off due to my approach and then I would remember that I wanted to take a picture.

Yesterday I finally remembered to have my camera with me, but the bird wasn't there. I had left checking my mail to too late in the day, and other people have probably come through the area to scare it off.

But, today on my way to MOP to get a haircut....I found my opportunity.

I probably could've gotten closer, to where the flash might have been usable, but there's also the laziness of having OIS.....

Kansas State University

2006-05-22 15:29:24 — Kansas State University

Don't know if I should classify this as 'At Work' or 'Vacation'. It isn't a 'Vacation', but it isn't 'At Work' either....though I kind of hope it does, I was here for a job interview.

Kansas State University & Alumni Center

2006-05-22 15:33:37 — Kansas State University & Alumni Center

A shot of the other side of the 'entrance' and the Alumni Center

Wandering around the K-State Campus

2006-05-22 15:35:47 — Wandering around the K-State Campus

Now I'm off to find Justin Hall and meet fellow Poopli'r mdowlin

Wandering around the K-State Campus 2

2006-05-22 15:36:41 — Wandering around the K-State Campus 2

Now I'm off to find Justin Hall and meet fellow Poopli'r mdowlin....here's Hale Library.

Wandering around the K-State Campus 3

2006-05-22 15:36:41 — Wandering around the K-State Campus 2

Now I'm just lost and confused....it sure is hot and humid right now....

KSU trail...looking back

2006-06-21 17:06:41 — KSU trail...looking back

This is me looking back from on the trail back to KSU....

On the trail to KSU

2006-06-21 17:07:28 — On the trail to KSU

As I walk back to KSU from what will be my future home in Manhattan, KS.....it occurred to me as I was almost back that I should've snapped some pictures.

Oh well, I guess I'll be posting pictures when I get settled

Alas, the trail doesn't go all the way back to KSU....but I think the street it dumps out on would, except there was construction at one intersection and there was no short way around it.


2006-11-09 20:01:24 — Supper

Today after making supper, I looked at my plate and thought it looked photo worthy. Plus I haven't posted to my photo blog in quite some time....

First Snow in Manhattan, KS

2006-12-31 10:52:10 — First Snow in Manhattan, KS

Looks like there is finally snow here in Manhattan, KS....kind of having mixed feelings about it though.

Yesterday it rained a lot, so I decided to put off going out for groceries....and now. Guess I'll have to see how things are on January 2nd....meanwhile I guess I'll try ordering food delivery online....

The Winter Road to Work

2007-01-22 07:50:58 — The Winter Road to Work

The winter walk to work doesn't look so bad, eh?

Trudging Home

2007-02-12 20:54:27 — Trudging Home

Didn't really expect the snow to be this intense....