A protester at Westlake Center.
Luna the puppy with the wheelchair guy.
Rendezvous in the rain.
First time running into Luna at Westlake Center.
My 27” iMac just died. Apparently the harddrive just didn’t want to go on anymore. Fortunately my colleagues are bunch of real geniuses, here is Derek taking the cover off and proceeded to replace my dead drive.
Ever since I decided to shoot film, I thought it was just a matter of time I have to deal with Leica. It means film cameras such as M3, M6 and some lenses. Of course, once you have a bunch of M mount lenses, you want to see how they do on digital. I hate to spend $7K on a Leica digital camera, so it means a used M9. But the M9 is just so awful in a lot of ways when compared to modern digital cameras.
Fortunately, the Sony A7 is so cheap these days, cheap when compared to Leica. I managed to find one new for a tiny fraction of the aforementioned M9. With an adapter, the results are just so much better than the Leica.
Here is my colleague shot with the “fat” tele Leica and a Sony A7 via a Fotodiox adapter.
The few summer sunrises left.
Posters from “Cultural Revolution” days of China.
I was a bit taken back when I saw these inside Cargo Imports. The Cultural Revolution era was a time with a lot of political turmoil. Being a propaganda driven communist state at the time, the losers of a political gamesmanship will find their images quickly destroyed, literally. It is certainly easier to erase the trace of a person back then, however important or popular; certainly easier to do so than erase ones stupid posts on Facebook these days.
The poster on the right showed Chairman Mao and his second in command at the time, Lin Biao. Lin had a falling out with Mao and sought to escape to USSR. His plane ran out of fuel and crashed in Mongolia. The Chinese government proceeded to eradicate any trace of Lin from popular culture, certainly posters. I never saw any posters of Lin when I was a child in China. To find them here in Portland is quite a surprise.
Cargo Imports in the Pearl District is one of those store everyone should visit. It has a ton of eclectic Asian kitsch even a Chinese guy like me find interesting.
Inside Andais Restaurant, perhaps the best restaurant in Portland.
long live summer.
In front of Will Leather Goods store.
A big tree in the Nob Hill neighborhood.