Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO4000
Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは! Hello, how are you doing?

Today’s photo is of my favorite shoes (well, the type of shoe) – Converse Chuck Taylor Hi-tops. I’ve pretty much always had a pair or two since high school, my favorite colors being, black, red, and white. I’ve also owned several lo-top Chucks as well.

What I love about them is that they are super comfortable, although when you first get them, they are kind of weird feeling. Every time I get a new pair, I wonder how anyone could have played basketball in these things. I mean, the soles are so flat and the high tops are not strong enough for any kind of ankle support… I think they are just high so that the shoes wouldn’t come off if someone stepped on them during a game. But, after you wear them for a few weeks, they feel so good!

Anyways, the past few days I have been experimenting with taking more photos, but not spending as much time composing the image, or wondering if the image is interesting enough to post. These photos are simply for fun, and mainly to keep for myself, although I might share them too! For these snapshots, I switch my camera to shoot the smallest dimension, in square format. I also have a custom setting in my camera that uses Velvia film simulation with +2 to both highlights and shadows. I wish the custom setting would automatically change the size and aspect ratio, but that’s not too big a deal since I can do it easily with the Q menu. The photos are only about 2 megabytes in size. It’s wonderfully liberating to just snap a few photos of everyday things and not worry about making a nice image, nor taking up huge amounts of space on my hard drive. It’s just fun!

Here are a couple of these types of photos. Nothing amazing, but nice memories and slices of life. In the first one, I just liked the way the evening sun was coming in through the kitchen window. The second one is… well, it’s fun to take pictures of pets, isn’t it?

Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
Cedar Park, 2016
Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO6400
Cedar Park, 2016

Well, I hope you have a great evening, and a nice Thursday!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

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