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Archive | January 13, 2016

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Promotional Video Ahead Of January 15, 2016 Announcement.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access short, non-technical 1:55 minute YouTube video posted by Fujifilm France.


That it, i.e., the Fuji X-Pro 2, will be announced on Friday, January 15, 2016, is now an open secret. Fuji France appears to have jumped the gun and uploaded this promotional video. Doesn’t show much of the camera, at all, other than the hallmark and distinguishing OVF. But it is cute.

I have no interest in the X-Pro 2 other than it will give me an idea as to what specs, especially in terms of sensor and image processor, I can expect on the Fuji X-T2. That would appear to be my next camera.


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Cheapest Tickets For Broadway (NY) ‘Phantom of the Opera’.

by Anura Guruge


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The CHEAPEST way to get tickets to see the ‘Phantom of the Opera‘ in New York City is to buy the tickets directly from the Box Office of the ‘Majestic Theater‘ (the home of the ‘Phantom’ since its opening on Broadway in 1988) — unless, of course, you want to deal with the uncertainty, frustration and longlines at TKTS.

During our trip to New York City and Philadelphia ‘after Christmas‘ the kids — now 9 & 15 — were adamant that they had to see the ‘Phantom’. They had wanted to see it ‘forever’ but Teischan, until now, was too young. Plus they had already seen the movie a couple of times and knew the story — and as such it would not be as scary for Teischan.

Deanna and I had seen it in 2004 — when we saw 3 shows (‘Phantom’, ‘Fiddler’ and ‘Bollywood’) in 3 nights. I had seen it at least three times prior to that. I had always got my tickets by going directly to the Majestic Box Office — on 245 West 44th Street (couple of blocks south of Times Square and close to the ‘Port Authority Bus Station‘). But this time, knowing that it was the holidays, I started looking on the Web. Yes, there are plenty of ‘folks’ offering tickets BUT I was shocked at how expensive they were — especially as we needed 4 tickets.

In the end I decided that I will take a chance and wait until we got to New York. And that is what we did. No sooner had we checked into the Novotel, on Times Square, we set off, across Times Square, to the Majestic. We wanted tickets for matinee (2pm) for the next day (Tuesday). I know better than to take kids to 8pm shows that last ‘3 hours’ — even if it is the ‘Phantom’. Yes, they had tickets, at face value. They weren’t great tickets, ‘Rear Mezzanine’, and they were 2 + 2 — not together — BUT at $75 each the price was right. For the ‘Phantom’ the ‘Rear Mezzanine’ is NOT a bad place for your FIRST viewing of ‘Phantom’. So much takes place that it is good to be able to see the whole stage from above. Note, I did say FIRST ‘Phantom’. The kids, ideally and with luck, will see it a few more times like we have.

The first time I saw it, I was doing a seminar for ‘Business Communications Review‘ in Times Square. I was walking by the Majestic after the seminar when I went in on a whim. They sold me a seat in one of the boxes. That was NEAT. Box seats are $75 but are in high demand. I have a plan that the next time we are in NY that I buy box seats, for the future, and then go back just for the show. Anywho … I hope this helps. You can’t order tickets DIRECTLY from the Box Office by phone or online.

Oh! The cheapest seats I found online, also for the Rear Mezzanine, were $129 — this being the crush ahead of New Year’s. We paid $75. So that was a $54 difference. Times 4 = $216. That was worth saving, though we might have been able to sit a few rows ahead if I had bought online.



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Must See Light Show For Pope Francis, Projected Onto To St. Peter’s, For ‘Holy Year Of Mercy’ — Fiat Lux

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This was on December 8, 2015, the start of Pope Francis’Holy Year of Mercy.

It was funded by the World Bank Group ‘Connect4Climate‘ — and was themed to highlights Francis’ call for climate change.

Fiat Lux‘, Latin, translates to ‘let there be light‘.

The full official name of this literally quite brilliant initiative was: ‘Illuminating Our Common Home’.

My adoptive mother, a French resident for 18 years, and a huge fan of the genre would have called it a ‘Son et lumière’ (French for ‘light & sound‘).

Check it out. Definitely worth doing so.


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Some Examples. Click to ENLARGE.

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Ironic and I wonder how many prelates cringed. Buddhist monks projected onto St. Peter’s. Definitely a first and most likely the last.

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Two must see videos, on YouTube, the first posted by the Vatican.
Click to access.

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‘6 images for the day’ — January 13, 2016 + 6 Bonus From Philadelphia.

by Anura Guruge


Back to my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

It was snowing again Tuesday night, i.e., Jan. 12.
The snow pictures taken around 11:30pm.

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We went to New York City & Philadelphia for a week
December 28, 2015 to January 3, 2016.
Appears I took 2,618 pictures with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000
not counting those that I took with the Sony RX100 MkII and 
the thousand or so taken by Deanna and Devanee with their cameras.

Over the next few weeks I will share some of these images with you
as bonus pictures.







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