Saturday, December 07, 2019

Unknown Fruits


I am finding a lot of unusual subjects here in Georgetown, Texas.  Not much of a nature photographer but I can't resist from capturing images such as this one.  The leaves have all fallen off but the fruits are still hanging on the branches.  Don't know what kind of fruits they are.  Or maybe they aren't fruits.   I think this was still at Blue Hole Park.  A stone's throw away is the University Burger where Rose and I have our eats after our walk.

Hope your day is going well.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Blue Hole Lark Filtered


This was in Blue Hole, Georgetown, Central Texas.  Rose and I went back to the place and hiked on the opposite trail from where we went the last time.  This time I didn't forget my Fujifilm X100F.  I love this camera.  It's small and has tons of sweet features.  It's really a glorified point and shoot camera as it has a fixed 23mm lens.  I have a Skylight filter attached to the lens so the contrast gives the image a killer tone.  The final image was processed using the Lark filter in Instagram.  Dig it!

Hope your day is going well.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Blue Hole


The weather was nice that one Saturday so we decided to venture to one of Georgetown's nature trails. We were not disappointed.

It is also one of those days when I wished I have a real camera with me.  The image was shot on the iPhone 7 plus.  I think the image is pretty decent.  But I think my traveling Fuji X100F would have provided more pixels and better quality.  Oh well.  Someone once said that the best camera is the one you already have.

This is called Blue Hole.  Not sure why it's called that way as the water is green -  likely from the trees.  The foliage change is not very significant here in Central Texas.

Blue Hole is just a stone's throw away from the Georgetown town square.  Who would think that there is a nature scene close by.  The water is from the San Gabriel River but at this time of the year there is not a lot of river flow.  Not yet.  I think that around spring there would be more stream activity.  I have yet to research where the source is coming from.  In the meantime, I'm just going to enjoy the tranquility of the river.

Hope your day is going well.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Bad Reputation


The guitar is a Melody Maker from the Gibson Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Mahogany body and neck, ebony fingerboard, one humbucking pickup, one volume and one control.  Really basic basic.  But that's all one needs for playing post-modern Punk music (think of the Green Day), or Reggea (think Bob Marley) or even Classic Rock (think Jeff Beck).  The guitar belonged to Joan Jet who was the founding member of the group Runaways.  Was that in the 70s?  I believe so.

The original image was captured around April this year with the iPhone 7 plus at the MOMA in New York.  Here is what the original looked like:


Hope your day is going well.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Upright Bass


The bass belonged to James Jamerson.  Yes, the legendary bass player who provided the melodic lines to the Motown sound.  Think of "Please Mr Postman, "Heat Wave" and "My Guy".  He didn't use it much during the Motown sessions but occasionally he did.  The bass was exhibited back in April at MOMA in New York.  The creative texturing and layers are courtesy of this present writer.

Captured with the iPhone 7 plus.  Original image is below: