I got a call from the Princeton Acura daalership earlier this week. The airbag in wife’s 2013 RDX was recalled; part of the Takata airbag re-call from a few years ago. I cheated with the service representative and agreed that we would bring the car in on Saturday morning around 8AM. My wife is not an early rise so I volunteered to do it.

It will still dark outside when I woke up. I went down stairs ton make coffee and iput in a new CGMS sensor. Inserting the sensor took longer than I expected. I stared the kettle and then thought of an even better idea. I could quickly get a cappuccino and blueberry muffin at Rojo’s before heading to the dealership. But it was not to be.

I got to Rojo’s and was disappointed to find out they would not open. It was my fault. I should have checked the business hours for the weekend before leaving home.

It was cold Saturday morning. I wanted coffee. I wanted breakfast. I pulled out my camera and stared through the window of Rojo’s thinking about where to go. I noticed that the street was reflected in the glass. I noticed the lights on inside even though the store was close. I noticed that the gold color of the light was reflected in the gold coffe maker in the front window. I noticed. Then took my photo and went off to the Panera in West Windsor for breakfast.

Best Photo of the Week is personal photography project where I post the best image captured that week. The image will be posted at the end of the week. That will be a Sunday. I can take one or 100 photos for the week but I will post only one, the best one.

This morning, I ventured out to Rojo’s Roastery for a cappuccino. There wasn’t much activity on Palmer Square.

I am enjoying experimentation with Fuji Film Simulation recipes for my Fuji X-T2. This one from Ritchie Roesch is a simulation of Ilford HP5 Plus. This image is SOC.

When I worked in nearby towns I would often stop in at Rojo’s Roastery for a latte; at least once a week, and usually on Friday’s. Sometimes I would sit and enjoy a latte, cappucino or cortado while consuming a muffin or scone. It was a weekly espresso drink respite.

Once I started working at places further afield, I had little time for Rojo’s. Depending on the location, Metropark or New York City, the commute was between 1 to 2 hours. I wanted to be at the office by 8 AM. Rojo’s opens at 7 AM. I didn’t have time to visit.

But I work from home a few days a week, and I am usually telecommuting on Friday. After six months of this, it dawned on me this morning, that I had time in the morning to return to my weekly habit.

FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, f/5.6, ISO10000), Copyright 2019-01-11 Khurt-Williams
Rojo’s Roastery — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (50 mm, f/5.6, ISO1250), Copyright 2019-01-11 Khurt-Williams

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