Autumn in Maine

Autumn in Maine

Yes, I’m back in Maine! And no trip to Maine is complete without a stop at Red’s Eats, home of the best lobster rolls in the world. This year, the line was 1.5-hour long but every second spent waiting was oh-so worth it.
Mouth-watering lobster rolls … only at Red’s Eats.
I usually travel with a small army of cameras and lenses. This fall, it’s just me and my little Fujifilm P&S camera. I love how compact and analog it is! All the physical control buttons ready to serve my various whimsical moods. The camera is so light that I sometimes forgot it’s on me. The photos in this blog post were all taken with this camera.
A charming book purchase from one of the small boutiques lining Water Street in Wiscasset.
Not only does Rock Paper Scissors stock fabulous stationery and the likes, the shop is beautifully designed. So aesthetically pleasing to the eyes!
Spotted something cute at Rock Paper Scissors. Like this quote.
And these notebooks.
Even the shopkeeper at Rock Paper Scissors was adorable!
Discovered a new bookshop … one that’s rumored to have a ghost of its own, no less.
First time ever I stayed at a *haunted* inn. When I booked it, I had no idea that it too has a ghost of its own. I slept with the lights on each night.
Santorini, a Visual Diary

Santorini, a Visual Diary

A few summers ago, I had a chance to visit Greece for the first time with my friends. We only had a week and decided to spend it mostly on Santorini, with the last few days on Mykonos. As always, I brought my camera with me to document. I made this short film with my old Panasonic Lumix GH4 and my favorite back-up camera … the iPhone (probably the 4S at the time). I didn’t have a stabilizer for the GH4, so I added Warp Stabilizer in post in Premiere Pro. Otherwise, the footage would have been too shaky. At the time, the GH4 was one of the first 4K mirrorless cameras on the market. Once a happy owner of the GH2, I was blown away by the GH4. It’s such a good camera that I have yet to feel the need to upgrade it to the GH5 available now.

Varenna, a Nostalgic Moment

Varenna, a Nostalgic Moment

Feeling quite nostalgic whenever I look at this photo. It was taken during my first solo trip to Italy in 2004 with my first digital camera – a Canon Powershot point & shoot. The camera was a big purchase for me, costing about $500 at the time. And I used it for at least 4 years until I purchased my first DSLR, a Canon 20D. Before the Canon Powershot, photography was all film for me.

Varenna, Lago di Como – After: Processed with VSCO with c8 preset
Varenna – Before: straight out of my Canon Powershot point & shoot digital camera.
By the Eastern Shores

By the Eastern Shores

A few pictures I took during a long weekend by the sea for some much-needed down time. And of course, Max came too! I also filmed a vlog while at the beach, a very special one celebrating my YouTube channel’s 500 subscribers milestone. It’s been 2 fun-filled years since I started the channel. Looking forward to another year of adventures on YouTube! One of the best things about having a YouTube channel is the treasured friends I’ve made – from all over the world. Thank you all for your constant feedback and support.

Max enjoying the view from the hotel balcony in Ocean City, Maryland
We arrived right before sunset and this was the view across from our room.
Balcony view the next morning.
Max catching-up on his nap at the inn in Rehoboth Beach. His front left paw had a booboo. Poor baby.
Got up early to film a vlog by the sea this morning. 🙂
(Ocean City, Maryland)
Bethany Beach Books is a cute bookstore! Included it in the vlog too.
Maybe I’ll film this bookshop for the Book Lovers Series sometime soon.
Bethany Beach’s “downtown” area.
Yep! We are back at Browseabout Books! Our favorite Delaware bookstore!
Max made it to the Book Lovers Series’ Insta!
Browseabout Books needs to move that tree way to the side. 🙂
Full moon that night … by the sea.
Woke up early to catch the sunrise in Rehoboth Beach. I almost missed it though. Didn’t get up early enough.
A lovely Zen moment.
Trying to shoot a few thumbnail options for the vlog.
My set-up for the YouTube thumbnail shots. The G7X Mark II is a tiny work horse!
Hanging with the seagulls.
Self-portrait near The Coffee Mill.
Acai bowl at The Coffee Mill – healthy breakfast.