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.


– B Barron Fujimoto

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Welcome Back, Clouds

"Sky" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/6.4, 1/1600 sec, ISO200
“Sky” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

It seems like it’s been a while since we’ve had some fun clouds in the sky here. So it’s nice to welcome them back! 😄 It makes my commute more fun and brightens my day.

Today is the first day of June. 2017 is flying past, isn’t it? Tomorrow is the last day of the school year for my kiddos, which is wild. It just snuck up on me.

I guess time is starting to pass quickly for me, and I should slow down and savor the moments as they happen. This evening I went shoe shopping with my sons… seems like just an everyday thing, but I had a lot of fun with them! (They would think that is weird of me to say) It’s interesting to see how their taste in clothes and shoes changes as they grow up, and also the differences between the two brothers. They are really quite different! I love it.

Anyways, I am feeling a little nostalgic now. 😌

Have a good evening!


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Mother’s Day

”Cloudy" Tokyo, 1998
”Cloudy” Tokyo, 1998

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today is Mother’s Day! Unfortunately, Mariko had to work this morning, so she didn’t get to hear the kids wish her a happy Mother’s Day good morning since they slept in late. But when she returned home this afternoon, we celebrated with mimosas and her gift, which was a Fitbit Blaze. She’s been very active lately, so she wanted to track her steps and heart rate. I think the Fitbit Blaze is a good watch for this!

This evening we celebrated at Alamo Drafthouse movie theater and watched Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2. What a fun movie! Highly recommended. Funny to see Tango and Cash together again, although they never shared any scenes.

Today’s photo is of another old film scan of a photo I took in 1998 in Japan. I applied a lot of noise reduction to this on in Lightroom and it looks a little painterly. I kind of like it. 😊


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