Daytime Nightscape

"Tiny Airplane" Austin, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec, ISO200
“Tiny Airplane” Austin, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today we had some more lovely clouds, as a storm system rolled through the area. At around 1 PM, I took a little break from work and walked outside the building to take the photo above. The sky was a bright blue, but I used Lightroom to drop the blue’s luminance down so that it looks like a dark sky. I think it looks a lot like a moonlit night sky.

I didn’t notice it when I took the photo, but there is actually an airliner flying in front of the clouds. I was surprised to spot it in Lightroom!

Later in the day, I took another photo of the storm clouds to the north. It was pretty scary, and the rain that followed was most intense of the year!

"Storm's Coming" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec, ISO200
“Storm’s Coming” Cedar Park, 2017

Check out how crazy it got:

I hope everyone stays dry! Have a good evening wherever you might be.

おやすみ

– B Barron Fujimoto

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Photo Expo

"Lighting Demo" Austin, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/45 sec, ISO3200
“Lighting Demo” Austin, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today was a lot of fun because I spent the morning with an old friend and a new friend hanging out at the local camera store, Precision Camera, which was holding their semi-annual EXPO. There were presentations and demonstrations, giveaways, and we got to play with all the newest gear.

"Precision Camera" Austin, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/850 sec, ISO200
“Precision Camera” Austin, 2017

I checked out the new Fujifilm X100F, which is the successor to my X100T. I was hesitant to try it out because I might get the itch to upgrade, but as it turned out, I didn’t feel like it was such a big improvement for me, considering the way I shoot, and my snapshot photo style. The improvements which would make me consider upgrading would be an articulating screen and a true mechanical focus ring. Perhaps in the future, but for now, I am still happy with my X100T.

"Magic Mushroom Burger" Austin, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Magic Mushroom Burger” Austin, 2017

And besides the photo-geekery, we enjoyed delicious burgers at Hopdoddy. Yum!!!

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

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Welcome Back, Clouds

"Sky" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/6.4, 1/1600 sec, ISO200
“Sky” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

It seems like it’s been a while since we’ve had some fun clouds in the sky here. So it’s nice to welcome them back! 😄 It makes my commute more fun and brightens my day.

Today is the first day of June. 2017 is flying past, isn’t it? Tomorrow is the last day of the school year for my kiddos, which is wild. It just snuck up on me.

I guess time is starting to pass quickly for me, and I should slow down and savor the moments as they happen. This evening I went shoe shopping with my sons… seems like just an everyday thing, but I had a lot of fun with them! (They would think that is weird of me to say) It’s interesting to see how their taste in clothes and shoes changes as they grow up, and also the differences between the two brothers. They are really quite different! I love it.

Anyways, I am feeling a little nostalgic now. 😌

Have a good evening!

またね~

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Second Favorite Camera/Lens

"Tabled Watch" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: SONY SLT-A77V, 35mm, f/2.4, 1/60 sec, ISO400
“Tabled Watch” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today’s photos were taken with my second-favorite camera/lens combination that I own: Sony 35mm f/1.8 on my Sony a77. But really, it’s about the lens. That wide-open aperture produces some lovely bokeh, and even the chromatic aberration is kind of pleasing to look at.

"XA" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: SONY SLT-A77V, 35mm, f/1.8, 1/60 sec, ISO1000
“XA” Cedar Park, 2017

The 35mm lens is relatively inexpensive (~$200 brand new), light, and very sharp when stopped down a bit. I love it.

"Anko" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: SONY SLT-A77V, 35mm, f/1.8, 1/60 sec, ISO640
“Anko” Cedar Park, 2017

I say it’s my second-favorite camera/lens combination because my Fujifilm X100T is still my favorite. It’s the perfect size for me. While the Sony SLT/lens has killer performance, it’s too big to carry every day. Still, it is a lot of fun!

"Nikon & Empty" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: SONY SLT-A77V, 35mm, f/1.8, 1/60 sec, ISO800
“Nikon & Empty” Cedar Park, 2017

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

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