Dark skies

こんばんは!

How are you doing? It’s nice that we made it to the weekend, isn’t it? Do you have big plans? For us, there is not too much planned. Tomorrow Bay and I will see Star Wars VII again! I am excited to see it the second time where I can focus on the small details in the scenes and not worry about the plot. Will it be a better experience, or just different? We’ll find out!

This morning was not the best one for me. When I rolled down the passenger side window of my car, the glass dropped into the door! It seems that the mechanism that raises and lowers the window broke. So I had to drive to the service department with the window open which made for a cold and loud commute! Outside, the temperature was 46°F so I was bundled up in and extra jacket and a scarf, plus I had the heater going full blast!

But, it got fixed and I also had four recalls done for my car. I drive a 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan which has over 140,000 miles on the odometer, so it is getting pretty old and worn out. But I love that vehicle so much! It is really convenient and comfortable. I hope I can keep it for a while longer, but it seems like things are starting to break in it so I am predicting I will have to get a different car this year. I will probably get something a bit smaller with better gas mileage, but who knows?

Today’s photo is of the sky this morning. I took it right before the window broke. I post-processed it to give it an ominous look. The clouds look like brushstrokes, don’t they?

USA. Texas. Austin. 2016.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO640
USA. Texas. Austin. 2016.

Tonight should be chilly, but we will see temperatures drop below freezing this weekend! Bundle up and stay warm, everyone!

おやすみなさい!

-B

Flying

Here are a few photos from our flight over from Texas to California.

"Sunrise from the Sky" USA. Texas. 2015.
“Sunrise from the Sky” USA. Texas. 2015.

Our flight was supposed to arrive at 8:15am, but there was a thick layer of fog over the Long Beach Airport, so our landing was aborted and we had to circle above Los Angeles for 45 minutes before landing. I made the most of the extra time to take a couple extra photos of the thick clouds and the Pacific Ocean.

"Circling" USA. California. 2015.
“Circling” USA. California. 2015.
"In the Heavens" USA. 2015.
“In the Heavens” USA. 2015.

Hope you have a great day!

-B

I liked these clouds.

September 2015, Texas
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/1250 sec, ISO200
September 2015, Texas

After all these years, I still enjoy taking cloud photos!

Loved the clouds on the flight to SoCal

Flying over Arizona
Photo info: FUJIFILM XF1, 6.4mm, f/10, 1/400 sec, ISO100
Flying over Arizona

I love to fly JetBlue to California since it goes into the wonderful Long Beach Airport. While on the plane I spotted these clouds and snapped a photo. Soon after, the cloud-cover became pretty thick before we landed in overcast Long Beach.

Crazy Clouds

Crazy Clouds

Photo info: SONY SLT-A77V, 16mm, f/3.2, 1/160 sec, ISO100

Thankfully no hail or major rain. Just a bunch of cool clouds and a light drizzle. The photo is edited heavily in Lightroom. It’s difficult to hold back on the Clarity and Contrast sliders!