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.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Shrimp Asparagus Again


I'm pretty sure I've posted a similar image before but this one is new.  Shot with the new iPhone 11 pro.  Stir fried shrimp, asparagus, dried tomatoes, red pepper, and olive.  Easy.  Bon Appetit.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

What's on Your Mind?


Bar in Skagway in Alaska.  Another image shot with the x100.  Rendered to appear like a Film Noir.  Grainy.  Blown out highlights on the background and on the woman's face.  Except for the rule of third, some of elements in the photo don't comply with the traditional rules of photography.  Not for the photo snobs.

Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Monday, January 06, 2020

What's in Your Mind? (iii)


A scene at one of the bars in Alaska.  Shot with the original x100 years ago and re-edited with a view to make the image appear to have been shot on film camera.  Low contrast.  Grainy.  Old school.

Hope your day is going well.

Friday, January 03, 2020

Here Comes the Sun


That one day the sun finally shined in Central Texas.  Still at Georgetown.  Rather quaint looking lazy warm atmosphere that makes one sing, "I got a peaceful easy feelin' ... And I know you won't let me down.. 'Cause I'm already standin' ... On the ground."  (Insert country guitar break here.)

Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Happy New 2020 Year


After a couple of glasses of wine this is how one sees things.  But I haven't had my wine yet so perhaps I was having an alcohol flashback - whatever that may be.

An oldie that I found in my files that I intended to process back then but never got to it.  Shot with Roses's Fujifilm x100.  The camera is the first generation of the x100s.  (I now own an x100F.)  Back then the sensor size was limited to 12 mp.  Still pretty useable.

I was able to get the motion blurs by setting the camera on the table across the couple and shooting on very slow aperture speed.  The couple had no idea that I was taking their photo.  We were at the top of the Seattle Tower.  The light streak on the background window is a result of the floor rotating very slowly.

Hope you're having a fabulous new year.