Retro gaming

"Pinball Wizard" Austin, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/50 sec, ISO6400
“Pinball Wizard” Austin, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going? Happy we made it to Friday?

This evening after dinner, we went to an arcade called Pinballz to play some games. This arcade is really cool because they have dozens of pinball machines, from very old classics to some relatively new ones. It was so nostalgic to see all these machines from my childhood memories! Isn’t it cool when you can awaken those memories that haven’t seen the light of day for many years? The human brain is amazing… memories that have been buried for so long can somehow reappear!

Pinballz also has old video games as well, many of them I haven’t played for 30 years or so, including Zaxxon and Wizard of Wor. I had a lot of fun playing those games with my brother back at the mall in our hometown. A wonderful period of my life, the ’80s!

Besides all the fun games, Pinballz Lakeline also serves food and beer. Mariko and I shared a nice draft brew while we played pinball with the kids. I was so much fun… I’m looking forward to visiting again in the future.

Today’s photo is of my son showing off his skills. For the post-processing of this indoor shot, I first used Perfect Exposure, which is a free plugin for Lightroom. It can quickly fix poorly exposed photos, like the ones I took in the dark arcade, which has lots of different types of lighting. Next, I adjusted the vibrance and saturation in Lightroom, added a little bit of grain, and voila! All done.

I hope you all had a great Friday as well!


– B Barron Fujimoto

One thought on “Retro gaming

  1. I missed this game so much. Although I never played the actual machine, I played the one comes in with Microsoft Window XP. That is classic too. Though, I would really like to try the actual machine if I got a chance.

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