Tired

"Blurry Vision" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/100 sec, ISO1600
“Blurry Vision” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!

The photo above is how I am feeling right now… tired, out of focus, but happy. You see, my wife had friends over this evening for another potluck, so I got to eat delicious food once again, and then they all chatted the entire evening and I got to watch several episodes of Omukae Desu. I made it to the final episode, but this last one is 1.5 hours long, and it is getting late, so I’ll finish it tomorrow.

But, I am feeling good and zero stress!!

Have a good evening and see you tomorrow. 😴

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

End of camp

"Bay's Presentation" Austin, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO2500
“Bay’s Presentation” Austin, 2016

こんばんは!Good evening, how’s it going?

We made it to the weekend! And my kids made it to the end of their Summer Camps. Bay attended a 3D Printing & Product Design camp at UT Austin, where he learned how to use Autocad and created a prototype aquatic propulsion system using the 3D printer. The instructor said he was a great student with an eye for detail. I’m so proud!

In the photo above, you can see Bay presenting his product. He said that he was familiar with the software already since they use it in his engineering class in high school, but it’s always good to get practice and use it on a new project.

It was a busy week for the entire family, with Koa also going to camp, and Mariko being a chauffeur for Bay. I think everyone is exhausted and looking forward to a relaxing weekend. I know I am!

I hope you had a great Friday!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

This Is Becoming a Habit

"Color in the Clouds" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/15000 sec, ISO400
“Color in the Clouds” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going?

Yet another cloud photo?! I’m having fun making these images using my X100T. I’ve been playing around with the exposure compensation dial, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to try to darken the sky a lot so I can bring out more detail in the bright clouds. I even noticed that my camera used its electronic shutter to take today’s photo at 1/15,000 of second, and yesterday’s photo at 1/23,000 of a second. That is insane!

Anyways, that’s all I’ve got for today… just a cloud photo, but at least this one has some color right around the sun. It’s kind of cool the things you can uncover by adjusting camera settings and post-processing in Lightroom. Fun stuff!

Have a good evening!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

Battery Anxiety

"New Message" Austin, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO2500
“New Message” Austin, 2016

こんばんは!Hi, how’s it going?

Today I opened up my Kindle and saw the message that you see in the photo above. It was surprising to me because it was the first time my Kindle’s battery has dropped low enough to see that warning. I love my Kindle so much because the battery lasts so long between charges and it doesn’t give me any battery anxiety. Electronics that don’t need to be charged so often, like my Kindle, my Chromebook, and my Sansa MP3 player, are the best! So the message in the photo was a shock to me. I hope it doesn’t mean the battery is close to the end… 😔 But, I wouldn’t mind getting a new Kindle Paperwhite. I would love a backlit e-reader.

I hope you had a good day! Try to stay cool out there.

おやすみなさい! – B Barron Fujimoto

Father’s Day Happenings

"At the Flea Market" Kyle, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/1700 sec, ISO200
“At the Flea Market” Kyle, 2016

こんばんは!Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there!

Today was a super busy one for us because both Koa and Bay are starting week-long summer camps. First off, Koa is attending a percussion camp down at Texas State University in San Marcos which is about a 45-minute drive south from us and today was his check-in and audition. He’s pretty excited because he gets to stay over in the dorms! Plus there are a lot of fun activities planned and many different classes where he’ll learn a lot of different kinds of percussion. I think he’ll have a ton of fun! 🎼

After dropping him off, we decided to stop by the Kyle Flea Market that we passed by on the way to the camp. It was pretty fun, but super hot! Although today is only in the low 90s, the flea market warehouse was not air-conditioned so it was sweltering! 😅 We didn’t find anything worth buying but it was still interesting to see how much junk was for sale.

"Homemade SIgnage" Kyle, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/8000 sec, ISO200
“Homemade Signage” Kyle, 2016

Next up was lunch, which I got to decide since it is Father’s Day. I was presented with two choices: Shake Shack or Burgerfi. I think I was pretty much guided to choose Burgerfi which was fine with me. The burgers were yummy and it really hit the spot! I chose the “Conflicted Burger” which was one meat patty and one veggie-patty. It was pretty good, but I think I should have just gotten a double-cheeseburger with jalapeños, which is exactly what Bay ordered. Mariko had a cheeseburger with fried egg, and I had a bite… definitely a good combination!

"Three Burgers" Austin, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“Three Burgers” Austin, 2016

Next up on our Sunday list was to visit the UT campus to check out where Bay’s 3D Printing & Product Design camp will be held. Mariko will be dropping him off and picking him up each day so she wanted to make sure she knew the location. Once we checked it out, we walked to a cream-puff bakery called Cream Whiskers for some ice coffee and matcha cream-puffs. It was yummy!

When we left the bakery, it was close after 6pm so we headed home and then watched game 7 of the NBA finals, and that brings us up to the present!

Oh, one more thing… my Father’s Day loot!

"Father's Day Loot" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/17 sec, ISO6400
“Father’s Day Loot” Cedar Park, 2016

I received a bunch of cool stuff:

  • Sweet treats and trail mix from my parents
  • Yo-kai Watch game for the Nintendo 3DS (or my 2DS)
  • Food-grinder attachment for our mixer so I can make fresh burgers 🍔
  • 5-year Diary. Each day has five entries, so you can easily see what you did on the same day the previous year

Now it’s almost midnight and I didn’t get to play Yo-kai Watch yet… maybe I’ll get to play tomorrow. 🎮

I hope you had a great weekend. ☺️

おやすみなさい! – B Barron Fujimoto