Stormy Day and Chankonabe ちゃんこ鍋

"Severe Weather" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/30 sec, ISO206
“Severe Weather” Cedar Park, 2019

A severe storm rolled through our part of Texas today. Luckily, there wasn’t any damage to our house, just plenty of rain and anxiety!

Later on in the evening we enjoyed a yummy pot of chankonabe ゃんこ鍋. This is a hotpot that is popular with sumo wrestlers because it helps to bulk them up. We’ve never made it at home before, so this was a special treat. 😄

"ちゃんこ鍋" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2, 1/105 sec, ISO400
“ちゃんこ鍋” Cedar Park, 2019

As the day ended, the skies cleared and we were treated to a nice sunset.

"Clearing Skies" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/240 sec, ISO200
“Clearing Skies” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a good day!


Daytime Nightscape

"Tiny Airplane" Austin, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec, ISO200
“Tiny Airplane” Austin, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today we had some more lovely clouds, as a storm system rolled through the area. At around 1 PM, I took a little break from work and walked outside the building to take the photo above. The sky was a bright blue, but I used Lightroom to drop the blue’s luminance down so that it looks like a dark sky. I think it looks a lot like a moonlit night sky.

I didn’t notice it when I took the photo, but there is actually an airliner flying in front of the clouds. I was surprised to spot it in Lightroom!

Later in the day, I took another photo of the storm clouds to the north. It was pretty scary, and the rain that followed was most intense of the year!

"Storm's Coming" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec, ISO200
“Storm’s Coming” Cedar Park, 2017

Check out how crazy it got:

I hope everyone stays dry! Have a good evening wherever you might be.


– B Barron Fujimoto