UPDATE: I got rid of the gallery format coz I don’t know how to make it function as it should if I code in images from an outside source. The images are displayed in a frame. That’s fine, but the dynamic gallery mode is lost. All photos taken with the Fujifilm XT2, XF 35mm F2. Continue reading


Soffit | XT2 Classic Chrome

Test shot. Trying to see how customizing some settings would look:

Film SimClassic Chrome
Highlight Tone+1
Shadow Tone-1
F-stop1/320 sec
Focal length35mm
FilterCircular Polarizing

Nothing grand where subject is concerned. Highlights blown a bit, but passable. I’m content with the sharpness. No tweaks employed, so yeah, straight out of the camera.

I don’t usually mess with these settings but there should be some merit to them, I would think … and the polarizing filter just happened to be attached, so … this turned out to be an inaccurate test after all. Ayayay.

Oh, Dub On

This I got from the mail.

You Are What Hope Looks Like To A Bird.

Join Audubon Today.

The way I look at it, it’s the other way around: I see more hope looking at a bird. Haha.

I frequent a certain Walmart at a nearby city and one of the main reasons is because I get to see the kind of bird below. They happily haunt the parking spaces and are unafraid of the customers there. With their chirps and calls and warbles (I guess that’s the word), they fill the atmosphere with an indescribable pleasantness. Oh, wouldn’t it be wild to be able to understand them!

For a long time, I didn’t know its name and not only until recently, through sheer luck searching online again, did I finally learn it.

A female Great-Tailed Grackle in flight. | Hipstamatic, Tinto 1984 and Uchitel.

Quiscalus mexicanus or the Great-Tailed Grackle. The females come in shades of brown; the males, pitch black. Their vocal harmonies — something to cherish.

Will I join Audubon, you asked? ❧

Sunset Beach

Oh my! Probably taken sometime last year, maybe close to the end of the year before the last. I remember starting to draft a post with the photos I took that day, but I never published it. It got a little too long, you know, writing what detail I recalled. Suffice it is to say that that very afternoon was glorious, and that I strolled a little over a mile along the beach toward the pier drawn by the mist that enveloped part of the ocean and the nearby houses. The photo of the house was my favorite. The sunset? Hehe. Let’s just say I should’ve brought a tripod.

I’ve always wondered how good it would be living in this beachfront area. You get the view of the ocean, the sunset, the gulls … etc. Yet I notice that each time I come here, the blinds are closed and the windows covered in drapes. I guess there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing …etc ..etc.. ❧

Fujifilm XT2, XF 35mm F2. Photoshop. Sunset Beach.