1. Black and white bliss.

     
  2. Enjoying early spring at the Quad.

    Getting back, well, really into film photography isn’t easy. First of all it is slow. The shot above was done sometime in March, it got developed by NCPS lab in California, scanned using a vintage Nikon Coolscan 9000 I got from eBay, then cropping and contrast adjustment before posting. Did I mention it was shot using an old Mamiya 6 medium format camera that is more than 20 years old? 

    So yes, it is a lot of work and some may say it isn’t any better than something shot using an iPhone :) But I guess this is what happens when you get old and have too much time.

     
  3. I can’t believe it. 

    I went to the Quad at UW on Sunday, the place looked like Time Square. So I thought Monday would be better, nope!

     
  4. Dew on cherry blossom.

     
  5. We are just a month away from this in Seattle. 

     
  6. Glow.

     
  7. Cherry blossom path.

     
  8. I forgot to process a roll of film I shot last month until now, the images were all from the UW Quad. Here is one example.

     
  9. Until next year, one last hurrah. 

     
  10. In its prime.

    As fast as they bloomed, they are all gone now. 

     
  11. Sur la Table.

     
  12. The fading cherry blossom.

     
  13. Life of the young and carefree.

    I was having a discussion with my colleagues yesterday on the subject of having fun, basically partying in general. The question was whether it is better to get that “phase” of your life out of the way earlier or do it later. 

    I was one of those dorks who didn’t party while going to college, I worked full time and went to school full time. Deep down, I knew that was the only way for me to get ahead. My family moved from China just a few years prior, I was poor and awkward. So partying was totally out of the question. Life for me is totally different now. I run my businesses at my own pace, I don’t have much in terms of responsibilities (aside from the business), and yes, from all appearances, I am goofing off most of the time. 

    Looking at the photo above, I was wistful while walking around the Quad taking pictures. I wondered what it would have been like had I tried to enjoy myself those few short years in college. But that thought didn’t last long, after all, I have been having the time of my life in the past dozen years, and life will only get better ahead. 

    So, I am definite of the thought that work your ass off and get ahead early.

     
  14. Still charming even in the dark.

     
  15. Gerberding Hall.