Friday, February 22, 2019

Rainbows and Rain Clouds

It was a wonderful view from my office in Carlsbad yesterday. A Double Rainbow fell from the sky on the Farmland along Sunny Creek Road. The wind was howling, carry horizontal raindrops from the rain clouds across the valley while I took this picture.

Our building looked like it was floating up in the clouds while outgassing from our giant Liquid Nitrogen tanks briefly covered the parking lot during their refilling. Our atmosphere is approximately 78% Nitrogen. This is the same harmless vapors you see coming off of Liquid Nitrogen when they make instant Ice Cream at children's birthday parties.

Rain clouds before a brief thunderstorm moved in yesterday. I had been hoping for a beautiful sunset when I climbed up onto the roof, but I was happy to see this awesome view instead.

All the rain storms have washed the beach sand out to sea. At Beacons Beach, the turbulent ocean was brown near the shore.

My video of the Double Rainbow in Carlsbad.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Miriam's Tea Party: Heartbreak Hotel
(A Comedy Cabaret of Drag and Burlesque)

Tori and I went to Urban Mo's in Hillcrest for Miriam's Tea Party: Heartbreak Hotel. It was a Comedy Cabaret of Improv, Burlesque and Drag Performances. I didn't take any photos with my new camera of the performance but I did take pictures of us and our friends before and after the show. I love this photo of Tori after I helped tie up her Corset.

Before the show, we met our friends at their apartment in Bankers Hill for appetizers and drinks before catching Ubers into Hillcrest.

The Comedy Cabaret was fun! Except for the stand-up routine of the host, who also sang one song, the rest of the Drag Queens lip-synced their songs while we tipped them. (A guy behind me tipped several fifties!) Pandora Boxx of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” was one of the performers and was the most polished of the group. I liked that we had our own tables at Urban Mo’s so we could order food and drinks without leaving our seat.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

My First DSLR Prime Lens
(Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens)

I bought the first Prime Lens for my new Nikon D3500 Camera. It is a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus. I tested it out on my wife's Valentine’s Day flowers.

I am loving the Bokeh Blur effect. It has no zoom, but I am used to that since I rarely used the zoom feature when I took most of my photos with my iPhone or my old Point and Shoot.