On the way to the cages

"On the Road" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/5400 sec, ISO400
“On the Road” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going? Have a good Friday?

This evening, I took Koa (12) to the batting cages to get some hitting practice in. He was a little rusty, not connecting so much at the beginning, but after about 10 minutes he improved and was smacking them with pretty good power. He love baseball so much, both playing and watching pro games on TV. I hope he continues to enjoy it through middle school and even joins the high school baseball team. That would be cool! ⚾️

Tonight’s photos were taken on the way to the cages. Before we left, I pre-focused my camera to a distance of maybe 50 feet and left it in M focusing. But I goofed and didn’t stop down the aperture. It was pretty wide at f/2.5 but it still came out in focus for the most part. Of course, I am not looking at the camera while I drive, but just kind of shoot in the general direction. It’s kind of fun to take photos this way, especially on the street. I’ll sometimes set the camera so that the LCD screen is off and just point the camera and snap. Since my X100T is a 35mm equiv. focal length, I have a very good chance of framing it close enough. And with each try, I seem to be getting better.

In Lightroom, I used a preset that I created to get to a good starting point, then I adjusted the exposure and lessened the vignetting a bit. I chose one of my 3 grain presets to give it the look I wanted before exporting.

Here’s another photo I took on that drive to the batting cages. I used similar settings as the first photo.

"Neighborhood Sun" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/5400 sec, ISO400
“Neighborhood Sun” Cedar Park, 2016

Well, I’ll see you tomorrow! For now, I’m going to watch some Japanese dramas before going to bed.

おやすみなさい! – B Barron Fujimoto

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