Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Quick 24 on a Beautiful Day in Yokohama

This was like going out and shooting a roll of 24 exposure Fuji color film, except that I used a Fujifilm X-Pro2 digital camera and a XF50mm f2 lens. I guess the key point is that there are 24 pictures all shot over the course of about 3 hours while walking around Yokohama. Check it out!

Retirement is great! Get to ride around on my bike all day.

Where's the party?

Keepin' the sun off my back.

That Ferris wheel is to damn big.

Runners world.

If I just stay in one place...

...the world will pass me by.

Walkers world.

Yes, it's skateboard world.

Shirtless young boys all around her and she's deep into reader's world.

Actually she quickly became annoyed with them and left.

I wasn't annoyed but I left too.

The delivery woman.

And, the delivery man.

The long cool woman in the black suit is on the move.

Where's the bus?

Modern day pony express.

A man and a woman.

A woman.

A sophisticated woman.

A pedestrian and a cyclist  peacefully coexisting in a crosswalk.

No meaning I just like it.

The damn sun is bright... hot too!

Here comes the train!  Time to go!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike



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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

And now, the XF35mm f2 lens and Fujifilm X-Pro2 meets Yokohama

In my last post I shot the streets of Yokohama with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera and a XF50mm f2 lens. This time I'm making the rounds with the same camera and the XF35mm f2 lens.

Just outside the entrance to Yokohama Park.

Inside Yokohama Park. The nice thing about this small park is that even on the hottest days of summer one can come here for a little shade and feel refreshed.

Children jump for joy while adults drudge along.

People being pulled forward by their selfie sticks.

A newly budding rose in the Harbor View park's English garden.

Taking a soft look and the beauty of Mother nature.

I like what I see.

One of the many entrances to the rose garden. This really is a nice park to visit. I often buy a box lunch and eat it here.

Yikes! Here comes the bus!

All is well, there goes the bus.

A man and his machine. Looks like a water jet on wheels to me.

The entrance to the America Yama (hill) park. The certainly are a loot of public parks in Yokohama and it's so easy to walk from one to another.

Doing the Vespa thing on the Motomachi shopping street.

Sneaking in the back door of China town.

I like the casual way she has her arm through his.

I love the crowded side streets.

It's good to be surrounded by happy people.

Trying to choose a restaurant when there are hundreds to choose from.

I think the lady on the left is regretting her shoe choice for today.

One of the girls of summer.

Lunch time is over and it's time to go back to the office. By-the-way, in the background is another entrance to Yokohama park.

One need not go to China town to find a Chinese restaurant... they are all over Yokohama. This one is in the Kannai district.

Another man and his machine.

If one waits long enough for a train...

...the wait will be rewarded. Actually, trains run so frequently that the max wait is less than 10 minutes.

Same camera setup, different day.

Women in black!

I see there's a big one moored at Osanbashi pier.

A stream of camera toting happy people heading out for a day of sightseeing.

 The view from Osanbashi pier.

The wind has the Japanese flag snapping in the wind.

This one of those pictures that I've taken to many times. I can't help it, it's a great shot to check out a new lens.


A quick run through China town to get to Yamashita park.

She's got the shade and he's got the Sun.

The view from the Promenade.

At last, we arrive in Yamashita park.

And, now it's time to go home.

Last shot of the day: A shinny happy person.

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike


Bonus shots!