Today, my girlfriend and I went to the nearby town of Berkley.
As we sometimes do, we headed out to take photos, explore, and just have fun adventuring and spending time together.
I wasn't sure what exactly I would be taking pictures of, but as we walked around I noticed a lot of retro signage and honed in on it as a possible theme.
From there on, it was an all out sign-spree. Piece of cake (or ice cream cone, in this case.)
Really cool typography throughout all of these, but this old Sony TV repair sign caught my eye especially. Loving the older, wider letter spacing of the logo and the colors just look right for the time of print.
I think a big part of how almost-retro the town feels is how many small businesses it has. Each one has such personality and their own little sense of style. You really come to miss that when almost every business around you is a chain operation.
Another big part of my adventuring this afternoon was my girlfriend Anné. She plays a big role in inspiring me to shoot and I love getting to both take pictures of her, and watch her take shots herself.
Here she was trying to get a particular shot of a window on the opposite wall.
Trying yet another angle...
... and then the eventual solution! Look at how happy she is >_<!
I snapped a shot or two of her as well. Couldn't resist.
After shooting for awhile longer, we stopped by a thrift store on our way back to the car. It was filled with all kinds of pretty decent deals on clothes, and we scored a few value-buys.
We're planning on coming back here soon to see what all we can snag. I might do a post on it then.
and as we always do on these little outings of ours, we took a picture of our fancy footwear-ed feet featuring the town's manhole cover. Tradition!
As for this post, it was all shot on the Fuji x100s, which has become a constant companion of mine in the past few weeks. I've been loving shooting on it, and I'll be going into more detail about my thoughts on it in a future post.
Not quite sure when that might be.
Until then, always keep shooting.