New book

"At the Library" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO1600
“At the Library” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは! Happy Saturday!

Today I finally took my car in for a safety inspection so I can get a current registration sticker. Happily my 12-year-old Honda Odyssey passed inspection and I should be receiving the sticker in a few days. But, I am about 3 months overdue… woops! I’m terrible. 🚐

Later on in the day I went to the library to re-borrow the book I was reading, but while I was sitting there book-in-hand, I realized that the book just wasn’t for me and I’d look for another one. I was about a third of the way through On the Map, but I just wasn’t feeling it anymore. Maybe someday I will want to read it again, but for now I’m looking to dive into a Fantasy epic… so I picked up Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher. It looked interesting, and after 12 pages, I’m still reading so it can’t be too bad, right? 😛

Today’s first picture is from the library of course, and the second photo is one I took at Hopdoddy Burger Bar, where we enjoyed a nice dinner. 🍔

I decided I wanted to only take black and white photos during June, but I couldn’t wait, so I jumped right in today with a couple monochrome images, using the black and white + yellow filter film simulation on my Fujifilm X100T. I have shadows at +2, and highlights at 0 for these. I think I like the look of them!

"Bartime" Round Rock, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO2000
“Bartime” Round Rock, 2016

I hope you had a great day!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

Sepia? No.

One thing that every digital camera I have owned has had, but that I have never once wanted to use was the Sepia tone setting.

Which is odd, because I have an “old-timey Western” photo pinned on the wall of my kids dressed up as cowboys that was taken at a fair when they were little. I see this Sepia photo everyday. But I never ever have thought of using Sepia in my own photos.

If I could have traded the Sepia setting for a $10 discount off the price of my cameras, I would have done it every time.

Schedules are out the window

"Oyakodon" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.2, 1/100 sec, ISO800
“Oyakodon” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは! Hello, how’s it going? Having a nice Friday?

Time has been flying by so fast… I realize that so much work has been done and it seem like it was just the new year! But besides my work life, it seems my kids’ school year has gone by so quickly as well. I cannot believe that the year is almost over. There are only a couple more weeks left. It finally hit me when my son’s end-of-year band concert came (and went!) and now he is going on his celebratory field trip with the rest of the band. 🚌

This time of year, schedules kind of get crazy. I guess they always get reshuffled a couple times a year when the kids are going to school. I should have gotten used to this by now (our oldest son is a freshman in high school), but I haven’t! It’s kind of fun though. I bet when the kids are grown up and I am retired, I will miss the times when the schedule changes. But until then, I’ll just have to go with the flow. 😀

Today’s photo is of my favorite food, which is Oyakodon, or chicken and eggs over rice. The chicken is cooked in a sweet broth with onions, then scrambled egg is added and then it is poured over rice. It was a nice surprise today! 🍴

Have a great evening!

– B Barron Fujimoto

The Red Turtle

I can’t wait to see this! It looks amazing!

Cat in action

"Kitty Jump!" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: SONY SLT-A77V, 16mm, f/3.5, 1/200 sec, ISO1250
“Kitty Jump!” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは! Hello!

I’m pretty tired tonight, so I’ll just leave you guys with this video of Anko-chan jumping and falling… as kittens do. Enjoy, and see you on Friday!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto