From the monthly archives: "April 2011"

Back at Rocanini Coffee Roasters for a second time, and this time we shared a siphon coffee. Siphon is a vacuum coffee maker, the mechanics of it is quite simple, but the coffee resulted from this method is supposed to be rich, pure, smooth and crisp.

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More local hanami photos, this time we were at Gary Point Park in Steveston. We were lucky that they are in full bloom all at once.

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The cherry blossoms at Burrard Station has started blooming for almost a week now. They usually only last for about 10 days and with the rain forecast on the weekend, I wonder if the petals will fall sooner. Until then, let’s enjoy the blossoms!

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With the recent purchase of the Lumix GF2, I now have 3 types of cameras I can use. DSLR for quality and abundance of accessories, Micro 4/3 for light weight and fully manual photography, and the iPhone 4 for the casual and leisure type photography. And with the iPhone, Camera+ is definitely a must have for better control of exposure, as well as adding effects like these to the otherwise plain-old-camera-phone photos. All these photos are taken using an iPhone 4 and uploaded directly from Camera+ after some effects and borders are added in the app.

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The City of Richmond has a lot of cherry blossom trees, and it seems that a lot of them are already in full bloom.  These photos were taken at the Lang Park, a small community park next to the Richmond Public Market.

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More Lumix GF2 test shots. These were taken at Queen Elizabeth Park and using the kit lens (G 14mm f2.5).

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