In a Rut, or Obsessed?

"Low" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/1500 sec, ISO200
“Low” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going?

So, I’ve been looking back at my Instagram feed and I noticed that half my photos lately have been of clouds. ☁ As you may know, I am taking part in a 365 project, which is where you take one photo 📸 per day for a whole year 🗓. So, there is a little bit of pressure to find a subject to shoot each day.

And clouds are an easy subject to capture, especially if there are really nice ones hanging around in the sky. Part of me is thinking that I am just not looking hard enough for other subjects to shoot, but another part of me thinks that clouds are so cool-looking, ever-changing, and fascinating that I need to make photos of them.

My kids know that I am kind of obsessed… when we are driving I might hand the camera to one of them and ask them to take a photo. Luckily for me, they haven’t been too annoyed. In fact, I think Koa might have gotten the cloud bug as well! This afternoon as we were driving home, he pulled out his phone to take a photo of the “cool” clouds. 😄

I think I’ve come to terms with taking cloud photos… I’ll continue without hesitation since I just love them. Why not?


In other news, I saw this notification pop up in WordPress saying I have earned a new achievement:


Pretty funny, huh! WordPress has its own social network of bloggers, and it’s fun to read and “like” posts. It’s similar to “liking” on Instagram, but instead of pictures, they are blog posts. Anyways, it was kind of fun to get this notification. ☺️

I hope you had a nice Wednesday!


– B Barron Fujimoto

Today’s ⛅

"Today's Cloud" Leander, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/5000 sec, ISO400
“Today’s Cloud” Leander, 2016

Had a great day today, but I think I’ll just share this photo of a cloud that Bay and I saw when we went to his school’s open house this evening. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of making cloud photos. 😄


– バロン Barron Fujimoto

Plot Twist

"Evening Treat" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/170 sec, ISO640
“Evening Treat” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going?

I read something the other day that I thought was cool. It went something like, “It’s not a setback, it’s a plot twist.” I haven’t had many setbacks in my life, but it’s fun to think of your life as a story, isn’t it?

I know that the quote is meant to help  someone who is hurt or grieving, but even when a good thing happens to you, it is a major event in your own plot and it may be worthwhile to spend some time thinking about it.

Or find things to be thankful for.

Or building upon what happened and learning from it.

The protagonists in stories are affected by these major plot events and it shapes what they do and how they think. As protagonists in our own stories, it might be healthy to take a look at our own script as it is being written and evaluate it from time to time.

Maybe this is a naive way of thinking, but it’s fun to ponder these things sometimes.

Today’s photo is of the sunset  as seen from our house. I really love the clouds around Austin these past several days. 

I hope you had a refreshing weekend, and let’s have a great week, wherever the plot takes you. 

Take care,

– B Barron Fujimoto

Reach for the Sky

"Reach for the Sky" Austin, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/3000 sec, ISO200
“Reach for the Sky” Austin, 2016

こんばんは!Did you have a nice Saturday?

Today’s photo is of the clouds and cranes in downtown Austin. I had a few free hours this morning while Bay was in Japanese school, so I hung out at the Whole Foods Market patio. There were some nice views of the clouds today as you can see! ☁

This evening we hosted a birthday party for a good friend of ours. It was mostly just a potluck for the ladies, but one of the husbands also came over so it was nice to hang out and chat (in English). The food was delicious, with fresh fish for sushi, mussels, salads, fancy cured meats and paté, karaage, roast beef, cheese, wine, beer, margaritas, and of course a birthday cheesecake. Needless to say, I ate waaay too much! But you gotta live life to the fullest, right? 😄

Take care!


– B Barron Fujimoto

Sky’s the Limit

"Summer Sky" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/5800 sec, ISO400
“Summer Sky” Cedar Park, 2016


Another work week has gone by… it has been a tough one for me. There were some changes at my work, and although they didn’t affect me directly, there are many colleagues I am fond of who are affected… So my thoughts were with them and wondering how they are doing. 😟

That made it difficult to concentrate on work (and there is a lot that needs to get done), but I found that once I immersed myself in the task at hand, I could shift my mind from the troubling thoughts, at least for a little while.

At any rate, work is work, and it’s not the end-of-the-world so I’m sure everyone will be ok. But still, it could be a big life disruption.

Today’s photos are of one of my favorite subjects: clouds ⛅! Although school has started, we still have a month of summer left, so the summer sky is still present. I love it.

"Monochrome Clouds" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec, ISO400
“Monochrome Clouds” Cedar Park, 2016

I hope you had a nice Friday, and let’s have a good weekend, shall we?


– B Barron Fujimoto