Snapshots Using the Tripod

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/2 sec, ISO200
“Talk to the Hand” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I recently got a new tripod which I’ve been using for time-lapse videos, but I’ve also used it to get some very detailed photos using a smaller aperture and low ISO. Today’s photo is an example of that. I’m normally shooting hand-held at 1600-6400 ISO and wide-open, which means the photos are lacking in detail. But the Fujifilm X100 series of cameras’ 23mm Fujinon lens is actually very sharp when stopped down to f/4 or F/5.6 and coupled with a reasonable ISO. You can see so much detail in the lampshade above. I guess I’m just not used to seeing it very often, with the type of photos I normally make.

Honestly, though, it’s too cumbersome to use a tripod all the time, and the real advantage of the Fujifilm X100T is its portability/speed Still, it’s nice to break out the tripod and dust off the camera settings that I rarely use. Photography is so fun!

またね~

The Black Lagoon

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/6.4, 2 sec, ISO200
“The Black Lagoon” Cedar Park, 2019

Our 20-gallon aquarium looks so cool in black and white! That’s all for today. 😊

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Sunset Shots

Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 27mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO2000
“Sunset Time” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today we had a bit of rain, which ended just at sunset. I was hoping to get a nice time-lapse, and I think it turned out okay:

The clouds after the sun dipped down below the horizon are most often the coolest.

The photo of of my little rig. Tomorrow a new ND filter will arrive, which will hopefully allow me to utilize a longer shutter speed so I don’t capture specks of dust or birds in the frame. We’ll see.

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

Hello, Visitor

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/4 sec, ISO100
“Alien” Cedar Park, 2019

This critter gave me a little scare this evening. This may be only the second or third praying mantis I have seen “in the wild”. So fascinating to look at!

Evening Tennis

Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 16mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO320
“Ready to Play” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

This evening, Koa and I played tennis for an hour or so at the high school courts. Koa has just started playing tennis with his friends, who are pretty good, so we decided to go out together and hit a few balls and get some practice in. I haven’t played in several years, but it was really fun to play again (even though I am not good at all).

I’m noticing that the right side of my back is a little sore which is the same thing I experienced when I played several years ago after a long layoff from tennis. I had expected to be more sore than I am, but I guess the real test is how I feel tomorrow. Crossing my fingers that I will be able to get out of bed! 😆

Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 16mm, f/4.5, 1/80 sec, ISO100
“Tennis Blue Hour” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~