I wish Japan had a smoking law against smoking in restaurants…why you smoke where I eat!? do you need a fix THAT badly…!?;~;

I love this as a photographer…and as a dog lover! ITS SO CUTE! >3<

learning kanji by radicals…hm…think I’ll give this method a shot next.

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Rising Sun and Pines Reflected on Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana.
Photograph by Jared Ropelato

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Rising Sun and Pines Reflected on Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana.

Photograph by Jared Ropelato

PhotoProject throwbacks { 2013.07 } 

Continuing on with the vintage theme this weekend. I’ve been wanting to try this technique for a while.

Thousand steps to paradise.
Our hipster day’s of summer.

throwback { 2013.07.17 }
Coffee Importers @ Dana Point Harbor

driving thru Lake Towada in the fall

Current (camera) woes….?

In hindsight…I should have planned my photographic purchases a little better. Last year I debated whether or not to fully upgrade to a full-frame camera before buying my Sigma 30mm f/1.4. In the end…the dreamy f/1.4 won out. I had been craving a prime lens for the last year and a half ever since I’d tried one.

After using this lens for a while… I love it! Its fast, finds focus in dark spots really well without too much difficulty. Perfect for what I intended to use it for. However, while I love the lens…I actually wish it had a little closer range. The 30mm is a little too far away for the type of shots I use this lens for. I still find myself going to the 17-70mm lens I have when I’m traveling around. (But then again…the 30mm is honestly perfect for landscape & low-light shots; I’m torn.)

When I fully upgrade to a full-frame body, I’ll have to think about my photographic purchases a with little more time-sensitivity. “Will I use this down the line in 5+ years?” 反省しました。