Earlier today I headed into Boston with a friend of mine to give our Fuji cameras a good work out and to get some fresh air. Nothing like heading into the big city. The weather turned out great, plenty of sun and we enjoyed a variety of aromas throughout our walk. We started in China town and then walked around the commons. We then made it back to get some asian cuisine. These are a few of the black and whites from the trip. Stay tuned for a follow up post with some color photos of our photo walk.
All of these photos were taken with the Fuji X-T1 and the 27mm 2.8
Before I ever picked up a camera to take photos of clients I was always intrigued by the world around me. I would go out and take photos of anything and sometimes the closer I could get the better. And, its a practice that I continue today as it really helps me to stay focused.
So, earlier today, I headed out with my macro lens to see what I'd find.
These are a few samples.
After the long lay over in San Fran I was ready to hop on the plane again. This connecting flight would take me to San Luis Opispo, where the wedding would take place. It was on this flight that everything became real to me. I'm not only on a short vacation, but I'm going to witness and document my really good friend's wedding! Since I can't really sleep on planes at this point I was up for around 24 hrs. And yes, I was exhausted, but happy.
My friend picked me up from the airport and we headed home for a quick bite and then off to bed. I stayed with my dad, and his parents in a really nice condo.
We got up the next day, ate some breakfast and decided to head out and walk around a bit. First stop Pismo Beach!
That's what you call beach front property. You have a lawn and ya, a beach!
We didn't realize it until later on, but it seems like there is fog everyday due to the ocean air which goes away just after noon. Still, the beach was beautiful.
A portion of the boardwalk looked like this. Really nice!
This is a photo taken from the pier looking back towards the boardwalk area.
This is a look up the beach on the other side. Is it just me or is it just impossible to take a bad photo of this beach!
This is a view down the pier.
We passed several people fishing on this pier. Seems to be pretty popular. And with this weather and scenery who could complain?
This is right across from the little shop on the pier. Pretty cool.
This is one last look up the beach before we headed off. Pismo Beach is awesome!
So we headed back to enjoy some lunch and then to the rehearsal. Then we enjoyed a fun family cookout. Good times! And we all tried to get a good night's sleep as the big day was approaching. Stay tuned for part III - Eric and Maria's California Wedding!!
- all photos taken with the Fuji X100s
This past week I packed my bags to make my journey to California. I've been to San Francisco and San Diego before, but this time I was headed to San Luis Obispo for my friend's wedding. There really isn't much better as a photographer to photograph one of your really close friend's wedding. I was excited for the trip as well because these were all new places to me.
So I departed from Boston and headed across the continent. I had a connection flight in San Francisco, but there was a long lay over there. So, I decided to head into San Francisco and explore a little. I jumped on the BART and headed downtown.
I got off near market street and decided to make my way towards Fisherman's Wharf which I had been to as a kid.
As I was walking down Market street I saw this pigeon walking towards me. It didn't even blink as I lifted the camera to my eye.
I continued walking along looking all around. To me the weather was fantastic while most people were wearing light jackets or long sleeve shirts. It was a little overcast at this time as well.
And although I wasn't cold I was already feeling very sleepy from my over night flight so I stopped to get a pick me up.
Then I continued on .
Good idea! Enjoying some lunch outside.
I finally made it Fisherma's Wharf.
This area was very busy with a lot of families, tourists and even school kids enjoying the sites.
And what's that off in the distance?
This one is looking back towards the city.
This is one of the outdoor displays they had along the walk way.
After some more walking around I realized A) just how tired I was and B) just how far I had walked from the station. So, I stopped to eat some sushi and then made my way back.
I liked this scene because of the contrast in light, but I'm not sure if it turned out the way I envisioned it. Either way, it has its own mood.
So I got back on the BART and made my way back to the airport.
Back at the airport I refueled and literally recharged my batteries.
Next stop San Luis Obispo!