My “Backyard”

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Today was just one of those days where I wanted to stretch out, breathe, and relax. It’s nice knowing a place like this is so close and accessible to home.

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Canon Powershot S110

Sky Stories

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Each sky has its own story.

Everyday, you have your story too.

Just take the time to look.

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Fujifilm X-Pro 1 + XF 18mm f/2

Fall Night Lights

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Most people carry expensive cameras nowadays. It’s only natural to be scared not to use it when it’s raining. However, sometimes you just gotta risk it to get that shot. It’s so satisfying sometimes to get out of your comfort zone.

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Fujifilm X-Pro 1 + XF18mm f/2 + XF35mm f/1.4

On My Own

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Today, I decided to be a little more adventurous. With various necessities to pick up, I made an adventure out of what would have been considered as chores/errands. I made the time to pass through town and take some snaps with my handy Fujifilm X-Pro 1.DSCF5006 DSCF5007 DSCF5008 DSCF5010 DSCF5016 DSCF5019 DSCF5023 DSCF5024 DSCF5034 DSCF5044

I really love the lighting during this time. The slight haze really makes the light interesting. I love the way the shadows hit the buildings. To me, natural light really is best.

The same goes for pictures in black and white. There’s that classic feel about black and white on street photography that really inspires me and I love how this lighting gives lots of contrast.

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Everyday, we encounter tedious, stressful, and time consuming situations. I’d like to think it’s all in the mind, though. The saying, “using time wisely” is usually associated with time management, or scheduling. Perhaps there’s more to it than that. Perhaps it’s also making the best of time by enjoying it. What matters is that there is a positive drive because the truth is, there is excitement around every corner. There is adventure and surprises anywhere you go.

You never know who or what you will run into next, even if I’m on my own.

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Fujifilm X-Pro 1 + XF18mm f/2

Our Sunday

We started out our Sunday by going to the park at the south-end of Boston. Neither of us have been to The Arnold Arboretum, so it was a real joy in seeing the life here. It just so happened we arrived around the time when the sun was about to set. The fall foliage was absolutely stunning and so calming.tich1

After our walk in the park, we went back to the north end of Boston for dinner. After dinner, we decided to stop by the popular Mike’s Pastry. Yum!

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It was a wonderful way to spend my Sunday. I’m truly grateful for today.

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Canon Powershot S110

VSCO 1 Kodak Portra 160

Lighting This City

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Fujifilm X-Pro 1 + XF 18mm f/2

The California Cruise

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I remember it was a Wednesday night, and I was bored out of my mind. I had this urge to really go out, do something, and be somewhere. I wanted to see California. Thursday night came, and I found myself packing my things. I looked at maps deciding where I wanted to go and what I wanted to see. I had decided on traveling north of San Francisco on Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1). I didn’t really know where to stop and I knew I could drive on for days, but I only had 2 days off work. I planned to stop at Salt Point State Park which is north of Jenner.

I left on Friday at noon, but the one mistake that I made and didn’t realize was that it was Labor day weekend. People were getting out and going camping. Realizing this, I decided to stop short at Stillwater Cove Regional park and ended up getting the last lot at the campsite. Once I made camp, I went out for a hike and drove around to look for some views. Here are the highlights of my trip:

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This little adventure along the north coast of California was what I needed. There’s so much out there to be discovered and seen. I’ve come across some of the most amazing and inspirational people along the way. I will never forget this journey and what it’s taught me. Perhaps one day, I’ll compile my photos of my future road trips along highway 1 into a book. There’s so much more to see out there.

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Canon 5D Mark III + EF 17-35mm f/2.8 L + EF 85mm f/1.8