Sunset Ride with Rossa

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/160 sec, ISO32
“Sunset with Rossa” Cedar Park, 2022

It’s been a while since I have biked to my regular sunset spot. This evening, I went for a ride with Rossa around the neighborhood and by chance, the sun was setting just as I was passing the sunset spot.

I wasn’t planning on taking photos, so I left my Fujifilm X-E4 at home and only had my iPhone 12 Mini with me. I think the photo turned out pretty good! I took many photos using both the iPhone’s camera software and the RAW camera app, but the iPhone’s built-in processing handled the sunset scene better than my Lightroom skills did with the RAW file. I’m happy with it!

Anyways, it was fun to get out on the Bianchi bicycle again and just cruise around the neighborhood and seeing the sights and saying hello to neighbors.

Sunset Photo and Time-Lapse

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18.8mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO160
“PM Clouds” Cedar Park, 2022

A big freeze is coming to Austin, but before that arrives, we got to enjoy a day of nice clouds and a pretty sunset. Enjoy!

Fall Clouds

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/5, 1/1600 sec, ISO640
“Wispy Twilight” Cedar Park, 2021

A cold front arrived in Texas recently, and I’ve been enjoying the wispy clouds. For tonight’s photo, I hopped on my bicycle and rode down the street a bit to get a better vantage point. This image was stitched together from several separate images.

Sunset Ride

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO640
“Sunset and Rossa” Cedar Park, 2021

This evening I rested the running shoes and hopped on a bike for today’s exercise. But instead of going out with the intention of burning calories, I decided that I wanted to go for a leisurely ride. My friends and I used to “ride bikes” a lot when we were kids, and I wanted to recapture that feeling of not having a destination, and just enjoy the magic of balancing on two wheels.

So with that mindset, I was riding up on the sidewalk, hopping off curbs, and generally acting like a kid. It was so fun! I live in the suburbs and there isn’t much traffic on the neighborhood streets so I don’t have to follow the “rules of the road” so strictly.

That being said, I didn’t go full 10-year-old hooligan and slide out in the gutters or skid down people’s driveways. 😆

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec, ISO640
“Sunset” Cedar Park, 2021

I hope you had a nice day! またね~

Evening Ride Around the Neighborhood

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/5, 1/300 sec, ISO320
“Waiting for Mercury and Venus” Cedar Park, 2021

I originally intended to just ride my bicycle down to my sunset spot for a photo and then back home, but it was such a pleasant evening that I rode on past my house and kept going towards the library, and what would have been a 2 km ride turned into an 11 km evening cruise around the neighborhood.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/3.2, 1/140 sec, ISO320
“Twilight Panorama” Cedar Park, 2021

My first stop was at my go-to sunset location (see top photo), where I chatted with a man who was settled in to try to see the Mercury-Venus Conjunction. The clouds were not cooperating, but at least he got to enjoy the cool evening and brilliant colors of the sunset.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/110 sec, ISO320
“Colors over In-N-Out” Cedar Park, 2021

After that I cruised around by our city library area and took a few more sunset photos and then on one bit of trail, I noticed there were fireflies blinking all around. It was so cool! I tried to video the fireflies with my phone, but it really doesn’t capture the magic.

I’m so glad I decided to go for the longer ride this evening. There were lots of neat things to see. ☺