Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Streets of Life

I took a day off today. I attended to some personal business, went for a drive in the country and then I hopped a train for Hinodecho. The streets were wet, the sky was somewhat foggy and the wind did not blow - it was perfect! These are the images from my walk around.

Gyoza anyone?

And, a little sake to wash it down.

Or, for the non-alcohol drinkers some green tea.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

No thanks!

Looks like non-smokers to me.

I don't think she likes the smell of things.

Very colorful.

A street corner in Bashamichi.

A roof top view of the Kanagawa Historical Museum.

Working my way back to Noge.

One is never alone on the streets of life.

 Or, so I thought

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Someone to Watch Over Me

A da da da...

George and Ira Gershwin, what beautiful music they wrote. Last weekend as Emi and I walked around Yokohama I was filled with joy seeing so many happy people. The song "Someone to Watch Over Me" was playing through my head and here and there I saw people watching over me, you, and everyone else.

These children were having such fun, while their mother watched over them.

Others just watch over each other.

As I said...

There is no fear when one is watched over.

You watch, I watch, we all watch!

A slight detour, as I walked past the train station at the far end of Motomachi I caught a glimpse of a stain glass window.

Yep, it's there all right - nice too!

Also in that area was a nice little china shop.

The one who watches over me was checking out the nice chinaware.

My kind of dream.

Motorcycle gangs roam the streets of dreams.

I like cabbage, how about you?

The cabbage guard!

Get it while it's hot!

Get it while it's cold!

Just get it!

Before it's gone!

I love it when a liquor store sells fresh vegetables... only in Japan,

Back to "Someone to Watch Over Me"... as he watches over his wife and daughter.

Ready to to watch over someone.

They'll do!

Nice pants.

 Children are our future,

I'm sure he'd agree!

A do do do...

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Contax G2 Camera - First Roll of Film

Picked up a new used camera, a Contax G2 with 45mm f2 and 28mm f2.8 Zeiss lenses. So, of course the first thing I wanted to do was run a roll of film through it to make sure everything was working Ok. My first day out with the camera was the day after a big snow storm. No problem, I loaded a roll of Fujicolor 400 ISO film in the camera and headed out!

Somebody needs to get a snow shovel and clean this mess up.

Auto focus works well on this camera.

No snow storm is going to stop this young lady's wedding.

Stopping by our favorite chicken shop in Yoshda-cho.

Gonna wash that snow away!

So far I'm really enjoying this camera.

I'm also pretty impressed with the inexpensive film too.

Neck ties anyone?

The 45mm f2 does well in existing light.

My scanner doesn't get any bonus points on these shots.

Last shot outside the museum in Bashamichi.
I'm looking forward to taking pictures under better conditions in different surroundings. I'm quite pleased with this camera

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