Old Camera

"X-700" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO3200
“X-700” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。

Friday, and the weather was nice. It actually hit 82° F this afternoon! ☀

Ramen Lunch

A bunch of us went out to lunch today to say goodbye to a co-worker who is leaving the company. We ate at a nearby ramen shop called “Kanji Ramen”. 🍜 The food was ok. I’d say, though, that it was below par for a ramen restaurant, although better than a dressed up instant. I got the tonkotsu and the broth was nothing special, the portion was a bit small, and the pork was skimpy and over cooked. However, the restaurant is only a few minutes away from the office, there’s no wait, service is fast and friendly, and parking is easy. 🙂 If you want ramen in Austin, there are better places, but for convenience, Kanji Ramen is a viable option.

X-700

Tonight’s photo is of my Minolta X-700 film camera. 📷 This was (is?) my dad’s camera, but I borrowed it in ’88 for a photography class and kept it ever since! I’ve run a lot of film through it, got it CLA’d when I lived in Japan, and it has never let me down (apart from dead batteries). These days, I shoot 100% digital due to convenience, but I do love the old film cameras. Mostly just to look at. I can’t be bothered to get film developed anymore. 😏 Consequently I have been selling most of my old lenses, but I’ll always keep the Minolta!

I hope you had a nice day!

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Cloud Monster

"Cloud Monster" Leander, 2017
Photo info: Motorola Moto G (4), 3.64mm, f/2, 1/4200 sec, ISO64
“Cloud Monster” Leander, 2017

こんばんは。Tonight’s photo is one I took while I was waiting to pick up Bay from his school. I didn’t have my Fujifilm X100T with me, so I used my Moto G phone to capture this image.

To me, the cloud looks like some monster or spirit from a Ghibli movie. It could be those ghostly creatures beckoning Chihiro toward the food stalls in Spirited Away, or maybe that gigantic god from Princess Mononoke. At any rate, I thought it was a cool cloud.

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

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