Wordless Wednesday

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/4, 1/40 sec, ISO3200
“10-19 Snapshot” Cedar Park, 2021

Sunset Snapshot

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/5, 1/1600 sec, ISO160
“Texas Sunset” Cedar Park, 2021

Taken from our bedroom window.

College Signing Banner

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/120 sec, ISO40
“High School Foyer” Cedar Park, 2021

I picked up Koa at his high school today to take him to a dentist appointment. I took this photo at the entrance foyer while waiting for him.

I always enjoy looking at the banner with the college logos and all the names of the students who signed with them. And I see a couple kids are at Rice! Go Owls!

Wordless Wednesday

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/20 sec, ISO3200
“Essential Oils” Cedar Park, 2021
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO3200
“Countertop” Cedar Park, 2021
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec, ISO3200
“Resting Dog” Cedar Park, 2021

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World Photography Day

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/4, 1/18 sec, ISO3200
“My Minolta” Cedar Park, 2021

Today is World Photography Day, and I thought I’d take a photo of the camera that started my photography hobby in earnest. It’s my beloved Minolta X-700, which was my dad’s camera before I “borrowed it permanently” for my photography class in college.

My grandfather bought it in Hong Kong in the 80s as a gift for my dad. When I moved to Japan, I brought it with me and got it CLA’d (Clean, Lube, Adjust) at the Yodobashi store in Yokohama for ¥ 5,000 JP and enjoyed practicing photography and using slide film while there.

Ever since digital cameras got up to speed, I haven’t used my film cameras much, although I did stick with Minolta (Konica-Minolta) and even Sony after they bought the Konica-Minolta camera division.

Film cameras are certainly beautiful, but I find film to be too much of a hassle. I know film photography has been enjoying a resurgence (mainly for those who grew up with digital), but I am pretty sure I’ll never seriously go back.

Thank you for all the memories, my little Minolta X-700!