Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Gruene Coffee Haus


Gruene Historic District in the Blue Hour.  Located in New Braunfels, Hill Country Texas. Originally a farm land for growing cotton.  It's quite famous for their cotton gin.  I'm not much of a gin fan so I can't say if it's good.

The image was captured with the iPhone 11 pro using the ultra wide lens.  It is a composite of two images stitched together in Photoshop.   The coffee wasn't that great.  But the building makes a great photo subject.

Hope your day is going well.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Where's the Alamo?


The image is Downtown San Antonio, well know for The Alamo.  A fortress originally established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero.  It's hard to find from this perspective as several high rises now have surrounded the fortress.  Trust me, it's tuck somewhere.

The historic place in Texas where the battle between the Texans and the Mexicans took place.  President General Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna wanted to reclaim the Alamo because the Texans were getting filfthy rich after they drove off the Native Indians.  Thanks to the invention six shooter.  Okay, maybe I'm being sarcastic.  Well to make the long story short, the Mexicans defeated the Texans at Alamo.  Hence, the saying, "Remember the Alamo!"

Friday, January 17, 2020

This Way


A real oldie.  Well not really.  Taken in 2012 when we went back to the Philippines for the death anniversary of Rose's mom.  Her mom's house is just a stone's throw away from the beach.  The water is murky so it's not attractive for swimming.

The guy on the left is a photographer who is instructing his models how to pose.  I was on my way back when I noticed the gorgeous sunset behind the silhouettes.  Shot with the EF70-200mm f/4L USM mounted on the Canon 5D at f4 and 1/200.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Nothing but the Blues


My Dobro.  Used it a few times at our church.  Great tone but nearly impossible to amplify it.  Microphones somehow don't work for me.  Captured with the iPhone 11 pro using the Lightroom Mobile App.  The image was inverted in Photoshop for that bluesy art nouveau look.

Hope your day is going well.