On my wedding day I’ll have a divorce lawyer on the ready, making threatening faces towards Younhee to remind her to smile. It’ll be wonderful.
March 19th, 2013
| ISO100, Kodak Ektar, Mamiya 645 1000s, Mamiya 80mm f/2.8
My colleagues gave Don and myself a birthday lunch, pie and all. Thanks, guys.
March 14th, 2013
| d80, digital, nikkor 28mm f/2.8, nikon, youn-hee
Nikon D80 w/ Nikkor AI-S 28mm f/2.8.
March 6th, 2013
| ISO100, Kodak Ektar, Mamiya 55mm f/2.8, Mamiya 645 1000s
As a spur of the moment sort of thing, we ended up at the top of Namsan last Sunday, where we had dinner at The Place and watched the sun go down. Afterwards, I wanted to try to make a cityscape photo of Seoul at night (or evening, technically), even though I wasn’t very well prepared. Without a tripod, and ISO100 film loaded, I used my old D80 as a fancy light meter to figure out the shutter speed required for a —hopefully decent— shot.
I used a fence as a make-belief tripod, tightly holding it down when pressing the shutter button, and holding by breath for the 4 seconds the shutter was opened. The result is not fantastic, but I’m quite pleased still, especially considering it’s my first time making a night-time cityscape photo, digital or analog.
For those interested, this photo was made with my Mamiya 645 1000s and 80mm lens using my increasingly favorite Kodak Ektar 100 film. I believe the aperture was set at 5.6 (or maybe 8), and shutter speed 4 seconds.
I’ll be back this evening, little ones.
JuSung got married last Sunday. I wish them both the happiest life they can live. Congratulations, buddy.
I can’t wait to take a rest.
July 26th, 2012
| "south korea", farms, fields, flat land, grass, hills, holland, korea, mountains, the netherlands
It’d look like this.
I’m an uncle, again! 50 centimeters, 3.4kg. Born exactly 2pm today (Thursday). Beautiful :-)
From the same coffeeshop that has the odd-eye turkish angora.
When Youn-hee discovered the stamp corner where you can freely use the store’s stamps, she immediately sat down and started picking stamps, filling up her pieces of paper. I think altogether she sat there for 15 minutes, dedicated to her artwork.
When she finished, she came to me and handed me her gift. To Dave, it said.
Thank you, Youn-hee. You made me smile.
I never really understand why store owners don’t want you to make photos inside. I guess it could be related to competing stores wanting to copy the layout or inventory or whatever, but really, who gives a rats ass how your store looks. You sell the same crap as the other 453 stores around you in the same building and use the exact same layout already anyway, so how ’bout you let me make that shot of Youn-hee and go about your merry little life, hm?
July 1st, 2011
Once upon a time, I was dubbed Mr. Venti Hot Choco. In part because I had a drink at Starbucks every day, but mostly because I drank –surprise– Venti Hot Chocos whenever I’d come. After I found out that that stuff isn’t all that healthy to drink daily, I switched over to the delicious Chai Tea Latter (one shot, low-fat milk) and at times even better Green Tea Latter. Around that time, my friend Ashley said she could get a Starbucks cap for me, after I kept talking about wanting to have one. Now, finally, after all this time, this here cap found it’s way from a friend of Ashley in america, to my desk here in Korea.
Now I can finally make my dream come true.. stand in front of the subway door, and whenever it opens, greet people The Starbucks Way©.