Red Hot

"Red Hot" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/4 sec, ISO200
“Red Hot” Cedar Park, 2017

I’ll admit, Monochrome May is turning out to be a difficult project!

Today’s photo is of a minidisc, which was a a hardware form-factor which used a proprietary Sony audio format. I used to love my minidisc player, and used it quite a bit. I sold that player long ago, but still have all my old minidiscs, including this special edition Utada Hikaru “Red Hot” version. I don’t even remember what is on this one. But I love the design. 😄

Hope you had a nice Monday!

Mason Jar and Leaves

"Mason Jar" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“Mason Jar” Cedar Park, 2017

Boxing Night

"Boxing Poster" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO1600
“Boxing Poster” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight my 15-year-old son and I went to a pay-per-view boxing match showing at a local movie theater. I had not been to one before, so I didn’t know exactly what to expect, but it was kind of what you would imagine: watching sports tv on a very big screen with a bunch of other people. 😀 The main event featured Mexico’s top two fighters, Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. with Canelo being the heavy favorite. But before the big fight, there were three undercard fights, which were all pretty entertaining.

What made it fun was that the crowd was really into the fight. I’d say 75% of the crowd were Mexican or Mexican/American, and lots of the crowd cheered when their fighters were introduced. And in the post-fight interviews, they were laughing without needing to wait for the English translation. It was cool to feel the energy from the crowd, even if we were all watching the live event from hundreds of miles away.

Anyways, the main bout was a bit disappointing because Chavez Jr. didn’t put up the kind of fight everyone was expecting. On the other hand, Canelo fought exactly as expected, which was with precision and power. He won every single round and had Chavez Jr. bleeding from the nose within the first minute. It was a very one-sided fight. Still, a fun event and I am glad we went.

As you can see from today’s photo, we received fight posters with admission, and the designs were pretty cool!

The next big fight will be in September, and Bay said he definitely wants to go. 🙂

I hope you had a nice Saturday!

Cameras on blue

"Cameras on Blue" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4.5, 1/25 sec, ISO3200
“Cameras on Blue” Cedar Park, 2017

Just a quick photo today. Day 4 of Monochrome May. This is a Japanese cloth window covering I got as a gift a few years ago.

Oh, and happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you!


"Magenta Pickled Onions" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4.5, 1/125 sec, ISO6400
“Magenta Pickled Onions” Cedar Park, 2017


It’s a semi-Wordless Wednesday, since I am so tired. But here’s photo #3 from my Monochrome May photo project. Pickled onions were on the table as part of tonight’s dinner, and the color was so vibrant that I had to take a pic.

Hope you had a nice day!


Monochrome May

"Calendar in Yellow" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO2500
“Calendar in Yellow” Cedar Park, 2017


Today’s photo is a yellow tint version of a black and white image I took of a calendar in our house. Why would I tint it like that? Well, I am trying something new – making monochrome images.

I guess I was looking for a new photographic challenge. I thought about taking black and white images for May, but then I came across this article How to Use Monochrome Color in Photography by Megan Kennedy and it really piqued my interest. Especially the yellow train photo.

I’m going to try to either take photos of isolated colors or tint black and white photos to achieve the look I want. I haven’t done monochrome images in a long time… but I seem to remember experimenting with it back in the late 90’s in the early days of Photoshop… probably version 4.0 or so. It was so long ago!

But back to the present day. 😃 The month of May will be “Monochrome May” this year. We’ll see if I can make it all the way through!

I hope you had a nice day.