Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Austin City by Night


Austin has progressed since the last time we were there - about three years ago.  Back then, these high rise buildings were still under construction.  Austin expects more than 30,000 people to reside here and its neighboring cities in two years as Apple intends to make it their headquarter.  This is going to be good for the economy as there will be more demand for construction activities, food supplies, real estate and so on.  This too means that majority of the transplant will be from California.  Austin is probably a good fit for them as it also shares some of California's liberal values.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Mimi, RIP


August 5, 2005 - February 10, 2019.  And we were excited to bring her to Texas with us.  I suppose she was always a California Girl.

Rest in Peace,  Mimi.  Rose and I miss you.  Our hearts cry out.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

But We Won the War


This used to be barracks of the U.S. Army in the island of Corregidor, Philippines during World War II.
On May 1942, the invading Japanese forces captured Corregidor, which was the remaining obstacle to the 14th Japanese Imperial Army of Lieutenant General Masaharu Homma.  Three years later, the U.S. Army would recapture the island, and the war would be over.

Friday, February 08, 2019

Still Life with Existential Clock


Does anybody really know what time it is
Does anybody really care
If so I can't imagine why
We've all got time enough to cry


Robert Lamm/Chicago

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Still Life with Red Hot Chili Peppers


I was having an inkling to shoot again.  Something.  Whatever.  It doesn't matter.  So I took out my Fuji X100F  with the teleconverter lens and started to look for anything I could shoot.  This was the first thing I saw - so here it is.  Still life with Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Don't you love it?

Except for the auto focus, I shot this manually at f2.8 at 1/125 sec at 6400 iso.  I did not intend to render it to look like it was shot on vintage camera but after playing around with Nik's Analog Efex Pro 2, I really like this version.  It's warm, and it looked it was shot with the Fuji Asti 100F, which is one of my favorite film.  Don't think it's still in the market.  I would like to get my hands on it if it were.

Hope your day is going well.