The Right Kind of Light

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Fujifilm X-Pro 1  + XF 18mm f/2 + XF 35mm f/1.4

 

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

Winter Road Trip: Day 2

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After a good night’s rest…well, sort of (due to how cold it got), we continued our adventure. Once we woke up, we made some breakfast and packed up our stuff to do some hiking in the state park we were already at, Big Trees State Park.

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We started to get really tired and hungry, so decided it was best to head back towards home.

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It’s crazy to think that something this close to home existed. People often take what’s nearby us for granted. There’s so much more out there if you search for it. So the next time you or someone you know says something such as, “There’s nothing to do around here” then take the time (to tell them) to do some research and the motivation to explore unknown areas. It’s not about being into the “outdoors stuff”, just learn appreciate the simple things in life.

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Canon 5D Mark III + EF17-35mm f/2.8 + EF85mm f/1.8

Winter Road Trip: Day 1

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My friend and I spent our Monday and Tuesday along highway CA-4, also known as Ebbetts Pass. Ebbetts Pass is a very beautiful scenic road through the Sierra Nevada. Ebbetts Pass peak is at around 8,700+ ft! However, because of how cold it was, the rest of Ebbett’s Pass past Lake Alpine (7,000 ft+) was closed. We decided to camp at Big Trees State Park (4,700+ ft). After we set up camp, we headed east towards Lake Alpine for an adventure.

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Though the daytime was short, it was well worth it. It was a race against time to capture photos of the beautiful scenery, and preparing some food then to getting ready to go to sleep was very satisfying.

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Canon 5D Mark III + EF17-35mm f/2.8 + EF85mm f/1.8

 

 

Disregarding the Cold?

Yesterday, I promised Emily we could go outside (we were still recovering from the flu). It somewhat backfired because the temperature dropped to >21° F. It was so cold, my Fujifilm felt colder than a block of ice and became almost unbearable to hold. Nevertheless, we both had a good time.

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I’d like to say that it was a beautiful day, but it was just too cold to disregard it… At least I came home with a new scarf, new pictures, and a lovely smile on my lover’s face.

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Fujifilm X100

Snow Day in Boston

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Taken with my new Nokia Lumia 920

 

I woke up early this morning. I looked outside the window to see what the weather and found that the street was covered in snow. It was almost like a winter wonderland. Luckily for me, I had some errands to run, but I couldn’t stay out too long because I’m still recovering from the flu and I had to return home to tend to my sick lover. 🙂

I brought along with me my favorite Fujifilm X100.

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I just love snow, and this is actually my first time photographing the snow, as well as my first time out on my own in Boston. It gets a little tricky because you have to remember to overexpose 1-2 stops since all the white throws the camera’s meter off. Nevertheless, I think the X100 handled it well. It was a very exciting little trip for me considering I haven’t been out in practically a week now. I can’t wait to get better so I can go on greater adventures!

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Fujifilm X100

Sick and Stuck in Home

For winter break, I flew to Boston again. Not taking any health precautions, I came down with the flu. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go out and go on photo walks as I wanted. Therefore, this blog post is a special one. Instead of my own photos, I want to introduce a very passionate photographer. She goes by the name of Emy and her work has a beautiful touch of film to them.

While sick in bed, I told her to go out with my Fujifilm X100 and shoot a 5 image series with the theme of light and shadow. So she went off and…well, didn’t follow the theme. But here are her lovely photographs.

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Hope you all enjoy her work as much as I do. You can keep posted on her blog at http://www.helloemy.blogspot.com.

Stay inspired folks. I know I am, despite this flu. 🙂