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"Waterfall Position" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/50 sec, ISO6400
“Waterfall Position” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!Hello, how’s it going?

Tonight I spent a couple hours working on this blog, specifically the tagging of posts. I read a couple articles about different ways to tag, or rather, different philosophies and how to use categories and tags, but most seem to apply more towards commercial blogs, and not the traditional personal web log.

I’m not sure how I am going to organize the categories, since it seems like everything can go into just a few main groupings. That’s if I use the categories like a main site navigation. Which I am leaning towards doing, then using tags to group blog posts.

Ever since I started blogging daily, it has changed my way of thinking about this blog. How do I categorize those daily posts? At the moment, they are in a “Slice of Life” category… but this whole blog has turned into a “Slice of Life” vehicle… Occasionally I will have a movie, or product review, but these seem to be grouped in with the daily posts. However, some are stand-alone. This seems weird… I don’t like putting blog posts in multiple categories, but I kind of need to if I put different subjects into a daily post (which I like to do).

So… maybe the solution is in tagging. I’m thinking that may be the way to go… converting some of the categories into tags, and eventually the categories can just be down to one (which means I don’t need to call them categories). I will just have the blog posts, and then pages.

I guess that’s kind of back to an earlier, purer way of personal blogging, right?

It’s fun to think about! (I’m weird like that)

So, the blog work continues.

Today’s photo is of Anko, who, like many kittens, finds odd positions to sleep in. The one above is called “Waterfall Position” since it looks like she is headed down the falls! I used my normal Fujifilm black and white + yellow filter film simulation, then adjusted the tone curve, added grain, and slight vignette in Lightroom.

I hope you have a nice evening!

おやすみなさい! – B Barron Fujimoto

** UPDATE **
I’ve removed the categories from the menus and sidebars, and made the tags more prominent!

High in the sky

"Blue Skies" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/2700 sec, ISO200
“Blue Skies” Cedar Park, 2016

Summer traveling will be starting for many people. Safe journeys everyone!

I took this photo at the elementary school athletic field. My son, Koa, and I went there to throw the baseball and enjoy the outdoors. The clouds had been so interesting for the past few days so I was planning on getting a couple nice photos of them, and when this plane flew by, I snapped one of it between the clouds. I adjusted the exposure levels and color a bit in Lightroom, and also bumped up the clarity.

Fun Saturday

"Autographs" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO3200
“Autographs” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは! Hello! How was your Saturday?

Mine was pretty great! I actually had to work a bit this morning, and I went into the office which was nice because I got to enjoy coffee from our fancy machine (which my friend calls “barista in a box”) and concentrate in a quiet office. Then I picked up my kids from Japanese school, and we relaxed at home and watched the X-Games on tv.

What made the day really fun was that Mariko is working at the X-Games, helping out two Japanese skateboarders who are competing. And one of the skaters, Kisa Nakamura, won the gold medal in the Park event! She did amazing! The other skater, Aori Nishimura also did well competing in the Street event, placing 7th place. And what was really cool was that Mariko got both their autographs for my helmet. 😊 And an even cooler bonus was that she got Mimi Knoop’s autograph too! w00t!

So, today was a good day. I think Mariko really enjoyed the experience… she worked hard but I think it was very rewarding.

I hope you had a great day!

おやすみなさい!

– バロン Barron Fujimoto

Friday!

"Friday Prints" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/80 sec, ISO3200
“Friday Prints” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは! How’s it going?

As I type this, on a Friday night, the rain is coming down hard outside. ☔⚡ It is so loud! I know people are worried about the flooding, and tonight my be a nightmare for those who live by the rivers… Our house is not in any danger, but I just hope tomorrow is not rainy because the X-Games events start in the morning.

Today’s photo is of the Instax prints that I made this week. Most are very recent, you might recognize them from the photos I post here and/or on Instagram. I love printing the photos out… it is very different from just viewing photos online – it’s way more fun to look closely at the images, and then the instant film color is so interesting too.

I know I mentioned that I would only take black & white photos this month, but yeah, that’s just not gonna happen. Maybe another time, I’ll try to stick with it for a week. But I do love color too much!

I hope you had a nice Friday. Stay dry wherever you are!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

What a busy day!

"She's Asleep" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/6.4, 1/160 sec, ISO800
“She’s Asleep” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは! Hello! How’s it going?

I had a super-busy day starting early… 6:30am I was working! Why? Well, I knew I was going to be in and out of the office because the kids’ school schedules are shifted due to the end of the school year and I have to be a chauffeur for Bay while Mariko is working at X-Games. So I thought I would get some work out of the way early. Plus I had three meetings today, one I took from home, and two were in the office. Besides the meetings, we have a few large projects with deadlines that can’t be missed. However, there was one task that sprung up unexpectedly at the end of the day, and that added about 4 hours to my workday. So I ended up putting in over 11 hours! I think that may be a new record for me. 😱

But, it’s stuff that really needed to be done, and I’ll probably take a half-day off at some point (if my workload ever allows it). 😛

Like I mentioned, Mariko is working this week down at the Circuit of the Americas for the X-Games. She’s helping out with translation duties for two Japanese 🇯🇵 skateboarders who are competing. It looks like a lot of fun (Mariko sends me photos of the venue) and I wish I could check it out too! Here’s one of the photos from a practice session. Looks so awesome!

"Practice Session" Austin, 2016
“Practice Session” Austin, 2016

Today’s photo is of our cat, Anko. She’s sleeping, believe it or not! Cat’s are so weird… I don’t think it’s a good photo (I hate the carpet!) but I just had to capture her twisted body.

Oh, this month, I am trying to take only black & white photos. But I already failed on the first day, when I took those cloud photos. 😅 Oh well. No biggie! More about my month-long black & white project later… as you can imagine, I am wiped out. 😴

I hope you had a nice Thursday!

おやすみなさい!

– バロン Barron Fujimoto