Purple Sky

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2.2, 1/100 sec, ISO2500
“Purple Sky” Cedar Park, 2023

I finally painted a purple sky that I like. It’s probably the fourth try! 😫 But I also found a blue-green that I like for the mountains. Next up is the foreground and then some clouds, and I also need to think about the stars. Fun fun fun.

Bicycling is Fun

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/1150 sec, ISO32
“Piplup” Cedar Park, 2023

I have so much fun bicycling, especially on my Brompton folding bicycle. Unlike my road bicycle, the Brompton seems at home going at a relaxed pace, with many stops to smell the roses and take photos.

The Brompton is so easy to dismount too. It’s actually really fun to ride it like a scooter, standing with the left foot on the pedal, but having your whole body on the left side of the bike, then hopping off directly into a walk. I’m still practicing the opposite: Pushing off like you are riding a scooter or skateboard, then getting on the seat and pedaling away.

I spent some time practicing this at the local stadium parking lot this afternoon, and then had to take a picture of Piplup. 😀

I hope you had a great day!

Cloud Snapshot

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/20000 sec, ISO32
“Look Up” Cedar Park, 2021

I really enjoyed the cloud-cover on today’s neighborhood run.

I’m also enjoying using the Simple RAW Camera app for my iPhone 12 Mini. I find that the iPhone’s regular photos are too processed for my taste, especially when I bring them into Lightroom for editing, but shooting RAW on the iPhone bypasses the iPhone “magic” and allows me to post-process the photos with greater control. For normal photos, I’ll still use the iPhone’s camera, but for cloud photos, RAW is the way to go.

FYI, the iPhone 12 Mini doesn’t have the option natively to enable RAW photos to be saved, so you have to use an app.

I hope you had a nice day!