I know Christmas is bustling with colors. Blue, red, green and gold. I happy and cheerful time of the year. But this Christmas I feel a little muted. Black and white perfectly captures the mood I am in. It’s melancholic and hits the right chord which makes me reminisce of simpler times.
When I got the Yongnuo Rf603 ii I immediately tried to sync my old sb-900 with my x100f. 3 hours later I still haven’t figured out how to sync them. “Screw it. Maybe this RF603 II is busted.” So I returned to the store to return the transceiver. Lo and behold it just turned out that i’m a big idiot. ha! No surprise there. I just needed to turn turn the built in flash off.
When I was younger I always dreamed of having exotic large cats (tigers) and birds of prey as pets. It was the lure of watching to many cartoons where the animals seem to love to have a friend human being.
A few year fast forward, after graduating from Veterinary Medicine and opening my eye to the politicking that’s rampant even in animal shelters, conservation groups and even zoo, I now finally see. Animal suffer because of people’s greed, at least here in our 3rd world country.
I don’t know why I shoot or why a spend money to shoot. But I feel like I need to shoot, to capture a piece of life in negative or in ones and zeroes. I know this doesn’t make sense but when shooting, it’s like riding a bike for me, I zone out and forget my worries and try to see. To really see (the world).
Mostly nobody will care. But who the fuck cares? as long as you’re “happy”. As long as you do what you feel you must do. Then do it.
Our first day in Hong Kong takes us to the Big Buddha and Po Lin monastery. They say that the cremated remains of Siddhartha Gautama in interned inside this really peaked my interest. I have been deeply curious about Buddhism and have been reading a lot about it ( The Way to Zen by Alan Watts and Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, Great books).
I have been using the X100f for almost a month now and I’m deeply impressed. Although I’m very easy to impress coming from the Minolta Cle, the transition have been smooth. Lately I haven’t had time to do my “walks”, time have been really tight now that my brother and niece is here.
I have been following the Kage Collective for awhile now and have been greatly influenced by their philosophy and works.
They say that the best way to improve is to surround yourself with the best. And they are the best! I have been trying to see like them which is hard. Well imitation is the greatest form of flattery. 🙂