Day 37 (Feb.06, 2012): Before I left work, I shot this amazing ring I designed way back in December 11’. It took MONTHS to get this project it all due to the customer taking so long to decide on the idea before a wax was made and the fact the vendor was jammed with a lot of waxes from other shops to cast during holiday season. My coworker finally installed all the stones and had it completed by the end of the day. All in all, I’m proud seeing this design I made on paper come to reality.
Days 27-36 (Jan.27-Feb.5, 2012), Part Two: More pics I’ve shot in those days. As you noticed, I’m quite the insane nut in making each image unique. Crazy weather, bomb-ass food, and just being out there looking for inspiration are what made this hobby fun. BTW, I admit I’m a huge fan of using bento. For the benefit of the uninformed and probably asking WTF is bento, it’s basically a compact lunchbox that’s invented and heavily used by the Japanese. Think about it. The Japanese commute heavily and space is at a premium. Food in Japan, from what I’m told, ain’t cheap, which is why Japanese commuters bring their food to work. So there you have it: the bento was made to address the need to carry food in the most compact way possible.
What you see here is a Zojirushi bento jar. I think I bought that a couple of years ago from a Lotte Korean store. It had no ticket but I wagered that thing was like $60 and up. After some bargaining, I managed to buy it for $40. I use it for bringing grub at work as well as when I’m traveling because experience has taught me that some people in hostels are terrible at washing dishes for other guests to use. It’s better to bring your own dishes and utensils. Anyway, if you want to find it in amazon.com, just search for “bento jar” and you’ll find it there.
Another thing I’d tell you is that Chipotle ain’t the only one that makes killer burritos. Check out California Tortilla. I was there on Sunday (Feb.5) and had to try their concept of putting a spicy chicken soup on a fried tortilla shell. Turns out it was damned good. Try this one or chili. They also serve a mean taco salad which I’ll have to try the next time I’m there.
Days 27-36 (Jan.27-Feb.5, 2012), Part One: I’m baaaAaaccccck! Sorry I’ve not posted in a while, folks! I’ve been busy with work and been trying to find some inspiration. So here’s some images I’ve shot that I did, which isn’t much on each of those days, but it’s an amalgam of what I could scrounge up. Hope you like it!
Day 26 (Jan. 26, 2012): Here’s some pics I’ve shot for the day using the Helios 44m 2/58 and the Nikkor 18-55mm lenses under different lighting conditions and settings. Of course, I couldn’t help but do a little tweaking here and there! As a result, everyday objects and locations look a bit more interesting.
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Day 25 (Jan.25, 2012): I finally got my m42 adapter today. I bought it 5 days ago from Amazon and I am amazed at the fast delivery. The minute I tore it out from the package, I screwed it on the old Helios 44m from my old Zenit TTL 35mm film SLR. I needed a prime lens and I wasn’t in a mood to spend a lot, so that’s why I bought the adapter so I can re-use the old lens. Next thing I know, the adapter and the lens work as advertised! Not bad for $10, eh?
DAY 22 (1.22.2012) PART ONE: Here are more scenic winter pics. I also ran into some more interesting subjects, which were road construction vehicles. I couldn’t help but shoot em’. =D