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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Brunch and Kaiju Nite 8 (Lots of Food!)

"ゲゾラ" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/30 sec, ISO800
“ゲゾラ” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I’m going to have to go on a serious diet soon if I keep on eating like I did today… 😃🍺

First off, we went to a farewell brunch for some friends who are moving to Brooklyn. The food was something that is common in Austin: build-your-own tacos with brisket, carnitas, homemade salsas, and fresh onion, cilantro, jalapeños, and tomatoes. In addition, cold local beer and yummy mimosas to wash it all down. It was pretty awesome. 🍴

Later that day, we hosted our 8th “Kaiju Nite”, in which we watch Japanese monster movies and enjoy even more delicious food. The menu included karaage (Japanese fried chicken), harumaki (egg rolls), shrimp toast, champuru (Okinawan dish of goya, spam, and egg), lotus root salad, green salad with sashimi, and various small snacks. Beverages included sake, wine, and beer. OMG I was so full! 😝

"Brunch Brisket" Austin, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/350 sec, ISO200
“Brunch Brisket” Austin, 2017

My aunt often ends her greeting cards with, “Eat well” and I intend to uphold that request. 😃

I hope you had a nice weekend!

またね~

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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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Another School Year Finished

"Bye Sun" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/210 sec, ISO200
“Bye Sun” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How are you doing?

Wow, another school year is in the books! Today was the last day for the kids’ 7th grade and Sophomore years. I can’t believe how much they have grown. It seems like just yesterday that we were at the hospital welcoming them into the world. 😳

But time marches on. Looking forward to making more good memories!

おやすみ

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