Lan Su Chinese Gardens

The Lan Su Chinese Gardens in Portland are a small oasis in the middle of a busy financial area of the city. It is one entire block and has a lot of authentic pieces inside from China. The pond did have a lot algae in it so it had a green hue. The tea was was wonderful to look at but we ended up having some food and tea at a restaurant across the street.

Taken with an X-Pro2



Petersburg Photowalk

Walking with my photography group we headed to Petersburg which is just south of Richmond VA down I-95. The idea since it has a lot of old structures that we would do black and white. I shot with my X-Pro1 on a Rokinon 12mm f/2 and Fuji 35 f/1.4 lenses.


The Love sign is a Virginia thing, since Virginia is for Lovers!


The 12mm lens with the f/2 is great, fully manual but fun to use an can not wait to use it for landscape photography in the future.


I have to get back to Petersburg again, there was a lot to see.


buildings older then any you would see in Richmond…


Nice ol’ VW Van parked in the snow.


The 12mm really  gets a lot and I know there is a 10-24mm f/4 from Fuji but significantly more.


Lots of shadows and there was still snow on the ground from our storm that came through.



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Charlottesville Walkabout

Last weekend I held a club meetup where we headed up to the City of Charlottesville to meet another club. It was a pretty good time and the weather was great; not to cold and not really hot. The light was a little harsh when we started but the rest  of the day was great. Charlottesville is a great little city with color in the fall and has a great university  and has a small downtown mall that is pedestrian only, this is where we were. We also went out to get a drink later on that night at the Commonwealth Sky Bar which is a rooftop bar, it had heaters which made it more comfortable.

Images taken with Fuji X-Pro1 with 27mm & 35mm lens.


Some of the stores and restaurants had there little patio all lit up when the sun when down.

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Taking a walk 9-12-15

I took a walk on Saturday since I was holding a meetup but no one showed because I guess “weather” so I went walking around exploring some alleys and checking out the non-stop stickers that are all over the city, especially on signs. I will have to do a series of these stickers on signs someday. I was walking around in Jackson Ward area of Richmond.

Taken with my XPro-1 with the 27mm lens.

Stop! slapping stickers on the sign. Like the Astro boy one…


It isn’t just on signs but walls, poles and electric boxes.

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Nice dead end with the mural there, right next tot he park…


Thanks for taking a stop by to look.