This week marks the beginning of a new kind of post. Or is it an ongoing process? I am not sure. Since many people liked My First week with the LX100 and Another week with the LX100, I decided to start a weekly post along those lines. I am not sure about the title. If you have any suggestion, please let me know. Since the name of the blog is Mirrorless Journey and I will be sharing bits of my everyday life, it seems fitting. The last post was ending on Wednesday so let's start from there and get back on track to the week end.
My good friend Veronique came home for a Coffee. She's a photographer too. We like to work together. The last wedding we did together was at the end of August. The couple was so nice and friendly. The kind of people you want to hug. Veronique is of that kind too. You see her and just want to give her a hug. She is a sweetie. I like talking with her and we don't get together enough. That might be a New Year's resolution. Go ahead and check her work: Colimacie Studio. Like every photographer at the end of the wedding season, she's late on updating her blog. That's ok though, I prefer she takes time for a cappuccino with me instead of doing that. You can see her latest work on her facebook's page though.
The day flew by, but I still had time to catch a good lunch. I wish my afternoon could have been the same as that lovely lazy cat of mine. I'm sure in another life I was a cat.
We had a little bit of snow overnight so my oldest boy decided to make a little mound so he can slide down. It lasted only a day, but he had some fun. I tested off-camera flash with the LX100 on him. I just took a couple of shots but here is one that I like. I asked him to try to look cool and with an attitude. ;)
My wife and kids went to see a clown show. That left me two hours to do some street photography. It was foggy and It rained from time to time. Street photography is not something I'm used to, but I would like to do more. It sure is a fun way to test the LX100. Here are some of my favorite shots.
Snow Saturday, 16°C on Monday. Go figure. For my American friends, that's 61°F. For late November, it is really warm in Quebec. I went running with my wife in t-shirt and shorts. Life is good!
It's also the day my four years old son decided to read. He is curious and always wants to learn new things. I showed him his letters early on and from time to time, asked him what two letters together sounded like. The day after his 4th birthday, last summer, he read his first word from a bottle on the table: TO-MA-TO. We were impressed. That was just a start though. In the last two weeks, he went from reading a word here and there to reading entire sentences. I'm really proud of him.
It was also the day my dog made that funny face :P
Where did that day go? Seriously! I wrote a little and I went for a short run. I had my popping lessons with my oldest boy but the teacher was sick so we did not dance much. Oh! I forgot! I worked too. No, no! I'm not in denial at all! :P
I took some photos for two blog posts. The ones for the Tip of the Week and a studio shoot with my daughter with the LX100. It was a long time since I shot in studio. Last spring I think. I prefer shooting outside, but we had fun together. I remembered that I still love studio work, especially with my daughter.
Snow day! We had 4 inches of snow overnight and I was working only in the evening. I decided to go shoot some video. One (of the many) thing I need to work on in video is nailing the exposure. I often over-expose a bit which is no big deal in photo but a lot worse in video. What can be more challenging than shooting snow to practice getting a good exposure? I used the GH4 with the Panasonic 100-300mm on the Tripod and the LX100 on a steadicam. I tried to give a cinematic look in color grading. That is another thing I need to improve.
I was out all day shopping: cat food, coffee beans, locally-brewed beer, groceries, etc. While I was gone, my cat fell in love with another box from B&H Photo. I hope she won't hate me when I start to recycle them. The day ended with the baths and a movie with the kids piling up over me. :)
I told you earlier that my youngest son started to read more and more last week? Nothing like a home video to remember that when he will be as old as I am. He is only 4 years and 4 months old so he is VERY young to read. He is reading in french so maybe you won't understand, but he is so cute it is worth the watch. He likes to watch English television in the morning. He understands a little bit. I asked him a couple of questions in English at the end of the video. I used a Panasonic GH4 and a Bower 35mm lens adapted with a focal reducer. There are a couple of shots with the Panasonic LX100.
We ended the day with a dinner with friends. They have two kids and they all love to play together. The adults share a common love for good food. Every now and then, we share awesome dinners together. We cook together, drink together, laugh together. I love them. That is one of the reason why I enjoy life so much. Not much beats a good meal, a good drink and a good laugh with friends. Want to see how it looks like? Ok! But if you could smell it, it would be a lot better. :)