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by Araner
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Recent adventures - November & December
Replies: 4
Views: 3657

Re: Recent adventures - November & December

You seem to have the advantage of me - you have a bit less snow! Lovely photos, though. Chris Hi Chris! Speaking of snow, I was in Akita about 4 weeks ago and this was the view from my hotel room: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tZ-OOsngEd4/Vl3Wesip0mI/AAAAAAAAQPQ/0xgAtPmYzj8/s1152-Ic42/P1050431...
by Araner
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Recent adventures - November & December
Replies: 4
Views: 3657

Re: Recent adventures - November & December

fallingwickets wrote:Great pics Mike. Thanks for posting. Do you post anywhere else. E.G. vsco or instagram etc etc??

clive
Hi Clive! Thank you for taking the time to check out these images.

I do have a blog where I routinely post photo essays; it's here:
http://yokosukamike.blogspot.jp/

All the best,
Mike
by Araner
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Recent adventures - November & December
Replies: 4
Views: 3657

Recent adventures - November & December

Various shots around Izu peninsula and Yokohama taken over the last couple of months. Aloe in Paradise https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QdKFIHzBddc/VneXiRZvQZI/AAAAAAAAQVs/Rt1fQH-kutM/s1280-Ic42/DSC04439.JPG Aloe in Paradise II https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2cENXtafcJE/VneXqI_apBI/AAAAAAAAQV4...
by Araner
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Weekend Walks in Paradise
Replies: 2
Views: 2076

Weekend Walks in Paradise

Well, maybe it’s not everyone’s idea of paradise but it is a typical weekend in Yokohama, Japan. Port call, Yokohama https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1GAhSacTj6c/Vj7QGmoCgEI/AAAAAAAAP1M/DCNUA2wdAF0/s1024-Ic42/DSC03794.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VUGe25TxsrM/Vj7Q12F7EqI/AAAAAAAAP1k/meExd...
by Araner
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Tele-Tessar T* 85mm f4 Test Run
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Tele-Tessar T* 85mm f4 Test Run

I bought a Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 85mm f4 (M-mount) telephoto lens for use on my Sony A7II camera. At f4 this is not a particularly fast lens but I’m finding that a wide aperture like f1.4 isn’t all that essential in getting good pictures; or a least the kind of pictures I like to take. Anyway, having...
by Araner
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: The bright side of life
Replies: 5
Views: 2409

The bright side of life

10am and the bar's already open https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y57cya3IH-k/VdkNO1D8lwI/AAAAAAAAPH8/WVvU9AFa4Oo/s1152-Ic42/DSC03218.JPG Crossing https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IxLumO_8g94/VdkNhMBOFtI/AAAAAAAAPIM/T8BD5LiqZ2s/s1152-Ic42/DSC03223.JPG Walk don't run https://lh3.googleusercontent....
by Araner
Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: There are many like it but this one is mine
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

Re: There are many like it but this one is mine

I'm impressed! Well done!

Regards,
Mike
by Araner
Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A hot August day
Replies: 6
Views: 2533

Re: A hot August day

Gentlemen, thank you very much for taking the time to view and comment.

Best regards,
Mike
by Araner
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A hot August day
Replies: 6
Views: 2533

A hot August day

Nothing better to do on a hot August day: Walking around with a Sony A7II camera and a Zeiss Biogon T* 35mm f2.8 M-mount lens Down on the corner https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yGXQw2KJhzw/Vc52uPk0gmI/AAAAAAAAO9Y/4t1QTOjkFcM/s1152-Ic42/DSC03067.JPG Kimchee https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Lq90M...
by Araner
Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Summer Strolls
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Summer Strolls

Summer strolls take me all over the place Under the summer sky (by land) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ac8Hva2P1kY/VbpbzLnpjLI/AAAAAAAAO0U/D6J33gL3oa0/s1024-Ic42/P1040223.JPG Under the summer sky (by Sea) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9TNwyHxL1m0/Vbpb0UL-IkI/AAAAAAAAO0c/9Ml-4As-wRU/s1024-I...
by Araner
Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Weekend at the Seaside
Replies: 9
Views: 2829

Re: Weekend at the Seaside

Gentlemen, as always I sincerely appreciate your kind remarks.

No problem with the tsunami in my area. Thanks for asking.

Regards,
Mike
by Araner
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: 3 Sandalwood creams to choose from
Replies: 18
Views: 2525

Re: 3 Sandalwood creams to choose from

I'm a fan of the Vulfix "Luxury" Sandalwood shaving cream. Great stuff, great lather. The only problem with it is that it's not named properly because it doesn't smell like sandalwood. It should have been named something like "Spicy Pumpkin Pie" or "I'm not sure what this smells like but it sure sme...
by Araner
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Weekend at the Seaside
Replies: 9
Views: 2829

Weekend at the Seaside

A few pictures from a weekend spent at the seaside resort area of Atagawa (Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka prefecture) Fishing for the big one https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JJqBamve2Co/VXoiaM7K2nI/AAAAAAAAOeM/Lz5nOzZeZXE/s1024-Ic42/P1030971.JPG Coastal Resort https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-93BO2LQp...
by Araner
Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Another batch of pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 2651

Re: Another batch of pictures

Gentlemen, thank you for taking the time to view and leave such kind comments.

Chris, I'm a big fan of shallow depth of field. When it's done well it can have a very pleasing effect. Thanks for sharing your examples.

Regards,
Mike
by Araner
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Another batch of pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 2651

Another batch of pictures

It's been awhile so I thought I'd post up some pictures from some recent walk abouts. Low rider https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gJhnvlR7D2M/VY3jj0w2-NI/AAAAAAAAOn8/sy91qlV-En4/s1152-Ic42/DSC02630.JPG A horse is a horse, of course https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZvdstI0EuOU/VY3jyP1Tq8I/AAAAAAAA...
by Araner
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: 70s Music
Replies: 15
Views: 1633

Re: 70s Music

To mention a few from the 60’s and 70’s

Anything written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Trini Lopez
Booker T & the MGs
Ramsey Lewis Trio
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66
Grand Funk Railroad
Humble Pie
Blood Sweat & Tears
Neal Diamond
And, of course, The Beatles

Regards,
Mike
by Araner
Tue May 05, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Life is good
Replies: 6
Views: 2611

Re: Life is good

Gentlemen, thank you for taking the time to view and leave a comment - it's much appreciated.

Regards,
Mike
by Araner
Mon May 04, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Life is good
Replies: 6
Views: 2611

Life is good

More pictures from my weekend walk-abouts: The Old Guard https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EBpsmuP64b4/VTIT-fcbYNI/AAAAAAAAOCU/Ydy1iSBzZLc/s1024/DSC01897.JPG Samba in the street https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rm-VlLVooJQ/VTQREw9unHI/AAAAAAAAOD4/vxeo3qF3WDM/s1024/DSC01931.JPG Samba is attitude h...
by Araner
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: TWO GIRLS Florida Water
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: TWO GIRLS Florida Water

Splash some on your feet and you can walk on water.

v/r
Mike
by Araner
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: TWO GIRLS Florida Water
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: TWO GIRLS Florida Water

I read this description on "Two Girls Florida Water" from another website. This multi-tasking miracle product has so many beneficial properties that you’ll barely need anything else in your bathroom cabinet! It relaxes and relieves tension, stress (and hangovers!), prevents sunstroke and babies’ pri...