Friday!

”Napoleon" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 39mm, f/3.6, 1/40 sec, ISO1600
”Napoleon” Austin, 2018

Happy Friday everyone!

I’ll just leave you with some clips from one of the greatest movies of all time:

Have a good one!

Chihiro Yamazaki+Route 14 Band at Sa-Tén

"Chihiro Yamazaki+Route 14 Band" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/140 sec, ISO3200
“Chihiro Yamazaki+Route 14 Band” Austin, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

This evening I went with my two sons to see Chihiro Yamazaki+Route 14 Band perform at Sa-Tén. It was a great jazz performance, and I think Koa really enjoyed it. He thought the drummer and bassist were really good. And we agreed that the bassist had a couple awesome solos!

I thought the whole band was great, and it was cool to meet them and chat a bit. They were all so nice and friendly! I don’t see live shows very often these days, so it was a really fun week going out to hear some great music. 🎶

I hope you had a nice Sunday!

おやすみ

"Chihiro Yamazaki+Route 14 Band" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35.8mm, f/3.6, 1/320 sec, ISO1250
“Chihiro Yamazaki+Route 14 Band” Austin, 2018
"Chihiro Yamazaki+Route 14 Band" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 55mm, f/4, 1/160 sec, ISO1250
“Chihiro Yamazaki+Route 14 Band” Austin, 2018

A New View of the Moon

“We took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon.”

Very cool video from Youtube channel “To Scale:”

Web of Fries

I saw this “trailer” in the theater the other day. So good. “Nacho cheese?”

Enjoy Shooting

"Cold Front" Leander, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/16, 1/1250 sec, ISO200
“Cold Front” Leander, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I watched a great video by Kevin Mullins in which he talks about simplifying the photographic process. I agree with a lot of what he says and his idea of letting the camera do most of the work, and you just concentrate on seeing the scene. He also talks about simplifying your gear and amount of kit you carry. I think once you stop thinking about gear, the photographic process gets simpler and purer, and also more enjoyable.

It’s kind of where I am at (and have been for a while) with my photography hobby. I’ve gone through the evolution of buying lots of gear and maximizing specs, lusting after the latest and greatest cameras and lenses, and collecting many different camera formats (and spending a fair bit of money). Then I started gravitating to smaller cameras, ditching gear, and eventually landed with my X100T, which doesn’t even have interchangeable lenses. And I love it! It’s been my go-to camera for the past few years. I don’t need anything more than this. When I travel, I take this one camera, a couple batteries, and I am all set. It makes traveling much more enjoyable!

"Trusty" Cedar Park, 2017
“Trusty” Cedar Park, 2017

I am on a journey to simplify my life, and simplifying my main hobby of photography is a great step in the right direction.

Today’s photo is of the sky as a cold front arrived in Texas. The temperature will drop about 40 degrees in just 12 hours! Brrrr….

Keep warm!

おやすみ

Yuta’s Take on Logan Paul

I have been following the Logan Paul controversy a bit, but didn’t really know who he was or what his videos were about. But one Youtuber that I subscribe to and respect, Yuta, posted his take on Logan Paul, and I have to say he’s spot on. After watching Logan Paul’s other Japan videos, I am kind of pissed off. Logan Paul is an asshole.

Please take a moment to watch Yuta’s video for his perspective.

🎶 吉川友 –『DISTORTION』

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