Promenade Snapshots

"Procession" Xi'an, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/125 sec, ISO4000
“Procession” Xi’an, 2018

こんばんは。This evening after dinner, we strolled down the promenade from our hotel to the Great Wild Goose Pagoda. The wide walkway is very nice in the daytime, with statues and other cool things to look at, but at night it transforms into a huge party, with music performances, shopping, dancing, beauty shows, etc. It is pretty amazing! The colors and energy are intense.

One thing that I noticed that I like doing is taking photos of people enjoying themselves. I guess it is kind of a street photography style? I don’t know, but taking photos of people taking photos and selfies is so meta. Please take a look at some of the images:

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The Forbidden City [snapshots]

"Lion" Beijing, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO200
“Lion” Beijing, 2018
"Gate" Beijing, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec, ISO200
“Gate” Beijing, 2018
"Crowds in Shade" Beijing, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4.5, 1/320 sec, ISO200
“Crowds in Shade” Beijing, 2018
"Resting" Beijing, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4.5, 1/300 sec, ISO200
“Resting” Beijing, 2018
"Walk" Beijing, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/1600 sec, ISO200
“Walk” Beijing, 2018
"Ceiling" Beijing, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/75 sec, ISO6400
“Ceiling” Beijing, 2018
"Tunnel Vision" Beijing, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/220 sec, ISO200
“Tunnel Vision” Beijing, 2018

🌱

"Alien Plant" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/150 sec, ISO200
“Alien Plant” Austin, 2018

This plant is at the entrance to my office building, and after looking like it died during the winter freezes, is back strong and healthy and thriving in the Austin summer heat.

"Sky" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/11, 1/600 sec, ISO200
“Sky” Austin, 2018

❤☁

Kitty Cat 🐱

"Hypnotic" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/640 sec, ISO200
“Hypnotic” Cedar Park, 2018

Evil Uke

"Evil Uke" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/60 sec, ISO1250
“Evil Uke” Cedar Park, 2018

This effect reminds me of a photo of the Shroud of Turin. 🤔 But it’s just my beloved ukulele.

Kombucha [snapshot]

"Kabocha" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: OLYMPUS E-PL9, 20mm, f/4.1, 1/125 sec, ISO6400
“Kabocha” Cedar Park, 2018

This evening we hosted a birthday party for a good friend at our house. As usual, it was a potluck so there was plenty of yummy food. We made a few homemade pizzas which were fun for the guests to make, and we have a lot of leftovers so I am happy! ❤️🍕

Our friend’s husband made individually bottled kombucha, which is the photo above. Truth be told, I didn’t get any photos of the party so I am borrowing one of Mariko’s pics. You can see in the caption that it’s not from my usual
Fujifilm, but from Mariko’s Olympus. That’s a really nice camera, actually.

I hope you had a nice Sunday!

またね~