Sunday, October 27, 2013

Saturday Night's Alright Alright!

It rained all day. I had cabin fever. It stopped raining around 1530 (3:30 pm). So, Emi and I headed to Yokohama to enjoy some night life.

It wasn't quite dark yet, however, the view from Osambashi was encouraging.

The Royal Wing dinner  cruise ship was getting ready to set sail.

Now this is more like it - Yokohama in all it's glory.

The Yokohama Custom House is playing host to a silhouette show.

The world always looks better at night.

We didn't know what was going on, we just enjoyed the moment.

Prehistoric men come out at night and leave messages for all to read.

Emi has her moment in the spot light!

Architecture looks good in the light of night.

Working our way to Noge.

Noge never, ever disappoints. There will always be a place to go, food to eat, drinks to drink... always!

What a pleasant surprise, Peter Pan moved to Noge and started working in this restaurant.

It looks like Ronald McDonald found his way here too.

 This is fun!

This lantern has seen better days, thank goodness this is a better night.

Party's over, soon it'll be light's out - good night.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Living the Yoko Yoko

I live in Yokosuka and I spend much of my weekend time in Yokohama... that's what I do. Yokosuka is a good place to work and have a house to live in and it's fairly quite at night, all well and good. Yokohama is my special city on the bay where something is always happening. Such as...

Enjoying lunch in a classy Chinese restaurant.

Beautiful waterfront scenery.

Made even more beautiful by charming Emi.

Yokohama's finest keep the sidewalks safe for pedestrians.

And, there's always some crowd pleasing entertainment like this British marching band performing in front of the Kanagawa Government building.

And, this tango orchestra performing in the middle of Nippon Odori.

Nice squeeze box!

Yokohama is a friendly city, high five anyone?

Jazz bands grow on trees here, and they play for free too!

The sax was small but the sound was big!

Next song, bigger sax.

The tree lined avenues are a joy to walk on.

Of course Yokosuka has it's charm too. My walk to work in the morning is a peaceful event that I always enjoy.

I often get to see a nice sunrise.

 The fisherman are friendly and cheerfully say good morning.

Yokosuka port is not as picturesque as Yokohama but it is comforting and peaceful in the morning.

The pigeons will come out and greet you in town.

And, best of all, I have a job in Yokosuka that pays for my free time in Yokohama (view from outside my office building).

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Bessaflex TM & Voigtlander 40mm f2 Project

I recently bought a used Bessaflex TM SLR camera and a Voigtlander 40mm f2 (M42 mount) lens. The first thing I did was quickly run a role of Fujifilm 100 ISO color print film through it. The purpose of this was to check the new equipment was functioning properly and to see what the capabilities of camera and lens were. I was quite pleased with the results. Check it out!

Rinko Seaside Park

A vintage car on display at Nissan Global Headquarters.

Nissan Global Headquarters (right side) Fuji Xerox building (left side).

Taxi stand west exit Yokohama train station.

Kenritsudaigaku train station (near my house).

Monkey Island, Tokyo bay.

Approaching Sea-Wind Park Yokosuka


100 reasons to slow down or turn around.

Accidentally pressed the shutter release. 

I  dislike people who take pictures of signs.

We don't eat here.

Night life!


Next thing I want to do is shoot a role of black & white film at a slower pace giving more thought to composition.

Thanks for stopping by!