Friday, February 21, 2020

Testing the iPhone 11 Pro on Night Mode

I got the iPhone 11 Pro for Christmas so I am still learning to use the features.  I just realized that it has a cool feature called Night Mode.  As the name implies, it takes long exposures of night or dark images.  The image was captured hand held for about 3 seconds.  Even then it produced a rather sharp image.  Must be the Apple's algorithm.  Cool stuff.  This iPhone is a keeper.

Taken from our backyard porch.  The houses are not ours but from our rich neighbors.

Hope you are having a good day.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Post Valentine's Day

Rose and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day.  Everyday is Valentine's Day for us.  But we did check out a new restaurant nearby.  It's 2020 Market Scratch Kitchen & Bar.  They have just opened early this year.  Cool place.  We ordered a bottle of their Savignon Blanc.  The bartender thought we wanted one glass instead of the whole bottle.  No worries.  He gave us the extra glass on the house.  Nice.

A stone's throw away was Rivery Bend Park.  The weather was chilly but we were not to be deterred to walk along the park.  Obviously, the alcohol has a lot to do with it.

The image was taken with my new iPhone 11 pro at ultra wide angle and cropped in post processing. I dig how the bartender is looking up.  She was actually looking at the television while flipping through the channels.  But to a regular viewer, she could be looking at a bright object.  "Now I see the light!"

Hope your day is going well.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Bonfire of the Idols

"I think I may be standing too close to the fire," said one of the Doughboys.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Postmodern Architecture in San Antonio

The architect ran out of creative ideas so decided to call this cutting edge postmodern architecture.  Sigh.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Friday, February 07, 2020

Cat Stevens is wearing my eyeglasses

So one night while listening to Cats Stevens's Teaser and the Firecat, I dropped my eyeglasses on the album insert.  Then I realized that I just created art.

I grew up listening to Cats Stevens.  The album contains 10 songs, including the hits "Morning Has Broken", "Moonshadow" and "Peace Train". It is also the title of a children's book written and illustrated by Stevens. The story features the title characters from the album cover, top-hatted young Teaser and his pet, Firecat, who attempt to put the moon back in its place after it falls from the sky. 

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Monday, February 03, 2020

An epiphany as it were!

Sure one can easily hear the hisses, pops and scratches.  But the sound quality of the vinyl record is far more superior than digital when it comes to dynamics.  It's almost like listening to the performer playing live.  While listening to vinyl, there are certain musical elements that I have noticed that didn't seem to be on  CD.  What a revelation.  An epiphany as it were!  I have become a convert.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Analog Music Love

We're continuing to listen to the old vinyls we got for cheap.  The last purchase was for 16 records.  $42.  Hours of listening pleasure.  Priceless.

Hope your day is going well.