Please enjoy the sunset from Phu Quoc Island Vietnam. With all the pain and suffering perhaps it’s nice to take just a moment to enjoy a sunset. I took this last year on the island. Wherever you are. Whatever Timezone you call home. Take a moment and see the world.

Today we start 15 days of social distancing and lockdown in Hanoi. Must stay home except for food and emergencies. I went out yesterday and did a nice walk around my part of the city. All the little things I am so fond of finding here. All with the iPhone 11.

Hi all. Today out walking in Hanoi. Weather here was cool and cloudy. This is around Lenin Park and the government buildings close to the Mausoleum. Taken with my FujiFilm xt30 and f2 35mm prime lens. Yep! I am liking my camera again

It’s been interesting days. I walk around the west lake area in Hanoi mostly. It’s peaceful and you can be isolated. The views are nice. Sometimes serene sometimes busy. Hanoi life just goes on. I’m very fortunate to be here. Pizza for dinner via Grab tonight. Here’s a few view of Hanoi. .

I don’t normally publicize my blog anywhere. I wrote this and will continue to write and take pictures with my camera and share them of what it’s like here in Vietnam on a day to day basis with the country locked down and international flights curtailed and soon cancelled. It’s just my thoughts, fears and focus as a retiree living until some point here in Hanoi. Someone asked when I would leave. I don’t know. I’ll leave when I am no longer here. Take care all.

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It’s my last day in Saigon. Back to Hanoi tomorrow. Here’s some stuff I saw walking wherever here. The big building is Bitexco. Once upon a time I took the tour to the observation deck to see the city. I also walked by the Saigon River. Enjoy your times. Even if practicing social distancing the outdoors and parks and walking trails are still yours. Take some steps to your life.

2019 - Looking at the rendering differences between two lenses (Nikon and Sony). These images were made using a Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K pre-Ai. The series/comparisons were processed using identical LUTs and other image processing parameters (including no image sharpening - these are all straight off the sensor).

Tomorrow I go out with my Fujifilm X-T30 camera and gonna use the 18-55 kit lens for fun. I also have the F2 35mm prime lens. First time out with it in months. Gonna go out for the day in Saigon. I fear most the fujifilm remote app. I installed it on my iPhone 11 and it seems to work when I don’t really need it. Tomorrow when I want to copy images all bets are off. Haha.

Okay here is a little Saigon for you. Spent the day wandering. Busy city with motorbikes and backpackers. Pho stands and skyscrapers. Somehow Saigon does it all. It’s also a massive city. Wandering around here is always good.

Looking through some backups. I present, the dumbest garage door I have ever seen. (Used to be a printing press, was probably somewhat useful in a previous life)

Next week I get my FujiFilm X-T30 and my prime lens back. Will be going to Saigon for a week. I wish the FujiFilm camera remote app on iOS was better. Has anyone hooked a camera with type C charging port direct to an iPad Air 2019 model using a type C to lightning connector and not using the camera adapter thing? Can I import photos direct?

My morning reading spot has some great opportunities. Maybe I'll take my dslr there next time 🤔

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