Testing out a New Lens (Fujifilm XF 18-135mm)

It is not news that a variable aperture lens does not get the best picture relative to fixed lens, this particular lens is a semi-dream come true. It maintains its crisp quality to its sister lens and provides beautiful picture. Here are some test photos of a recent Halloween party!

 

Continue reading

Where has the time gone? Where to next?

Where to next?

Time seems far away when you are looking to a certain point. But thereafter, time speeds up when your mind is in extreme focus. Those who focus on time, will find that they have none to spare. Almost a year since I have touched my blog. And it seems like a distant future. One which never really happened. However, there has been a turn of events. Things that have taken a road for the better… Continue reading

Ever Ready.

Ever Ready-1On the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, security stands guard at the sight of a group of tourist admiring the historical building. He is cautious with his left hand on what appears to be a weapon and his right on his baton. His eyes look deep into my lens straight into my eyes, questioning and wondering the consensus of the photo. His body gesture ever ready to pounce at any intruder seeking to attack or provoke. The cameraman can only assume that that is the guards’ self validation to protect intruders beyond the steel gate that distorts outsiders and the man entering wearing a black suit. Perhaps a testament to the capitalistic nature of society.. one will never know.

 

More Street Shots from Buenos Aires.

BA-1

An accurate reflection of the housing problem in Argentina. There are numerous homeless people and squatting is a common thing in BA too. There is a particular heritage building that has been sealed up, where numerous families are squatting. No politician has done anything to remove the squatters from the building, because none of them wish to answer to the public with regard to the public housing problem.

BA-14

Just some awesome graffiti!

BA-15

Tango anyone?

BA-26

This is the entrance to my spanish school! A great place to learn Spanish! The people there are very friendly and caring!

BA-27

The ‘Subte’, or subway train! Could use a good cleaning in my opinion!

BA-42

The railway station! Have to watch out for your belongings here!

BA-41

Cafe Tortoni – Apparently the best Cafe in BA.

The guide had introduced us to Cafe Tortoni. Apparently, this is the best Cafe in Buenos Aires and there was some legislation to protect the types of coffee. I cannot remember the details, but the coffee was amazing! Perhaps that is because I have not tried many others in Argentina, but the atmosphere was great! It had a very beautiful and nice colonial feel to it!

Cafe Tortoni!

All the staff there spoke fluent english. Probably because there were predominantly tourists there!

 This was just some random statues in the place. We were sitting next to it. There was a description of it, but I could not read it, I believe that it may have been someone famous?

This was a pizza that we ordered. Not quite what we expected, but I guess that is the definition of a ‘pizza’ at a cafe! I did not get a chance to try it, but I have heard only good things!

Cafe ‘Currito’ – Three shots of coffee and no milk. It was super strong, but tasted nice! If you enjoy the taste of coffee, you won’t even need to add any sugar to it! On top was a churro I had! It was like a large crispy french fry covered in sugar! Simply amazing!