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by Araner
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Watches, watches, watches (caution: modem burner)
Replies: 135
Views: 20436

Re: Watches, watches, watches (caution: modem burner)

My old Omega Seamaster and a cup of sake.

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Regards,
Mike
by Araner
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Tokyo on a Sunday Morning
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Tokyo on a Sunday Morning

Recent photos from a Sunday morning stroll in Tokyo Tokyo Tower - Standing tall since 1958 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CZK4MwnV_Ok/VJciyedK2vI/AAAAAAAAMWg/IWJJWy2HD4E/s1024/P1030313.JPG One of the gates leading to the Emperor’s palace https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1E9_lQtSly4/VJci8QI1umI...
by Araner
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Ok, fall and winter scent time
Replies: 47
Views: 7929

Re: Ok, fall and winter scent time

Well, call me common if you like because I think Old Spice cologne is the perfect classic scent for autumn and winter. Additionally, I still use my favorite Caswell - Massey Lime cologne in the winter too. Regrettably this cologne was discontinued and when my last two bottles are gone that's the end...
by Araner
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Autumn in Yokohama
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Autumn in Yokohama

These are scenes from a recent walkabout on a crisp autumn day. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yX9RMXVKjgc/VItDE4T-TDI/AAAAAAAAMQQ/cgHip4vF0xo/s1024/P1030250.JPG https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VNJJfvKqKbk/VItD4XcV6HI/AAAAAAAAMQ4/v2Hcifji6oM/s1024/P1030258.JPG https://lh4.googleusercontent.co...
by Araner
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Thanks Giving Day around Mt Fuji
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Thanks Giving Day around Mt Fuji

A few pictures from my Thanks Giving Day road trip Mt Fuji & Lake Yamanakako https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ndfSavo_PeU/VHo9Pv_WSMI/AAAAAAAAMME/S4COVMDdJZ8/s1152/SDIM4919.jpg Close up of the Mt Fuji hiking trail outlined by the snow https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Xass0kzI6fk/VHo9csxFgCI/AAAA...
by Araner
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Out for a stroll in Yokohama
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Out for a stroll in Yokohama

Just walking around and taking in the sights. You want booze? We got booze. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-l8Av5y7IZik/VG-noQApgII/AAAAAAAAMG0/LfxJfoDiqWQ/s1024/P1020997.JPG Statue of a newspaper delivery boy https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Sp2iBBKv_p0/VG-n-_jmNbI/AAAAAAAAMHM/qVcTbAWG74E/s102...
by Araner
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Thinking of Joyce Kilmer
Replies: 0
Views: 629

Thinking of Joyce Kilmer

Trees By - Joyce Kilmer I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast A tree that looks at God all day And lifts her leafy arms to pray A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair Upon whose bosom s...
by Araner
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: One needs to do their research
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Re: One needs to do their research

When I'm traveling internationally I always pick up a bottle (or two) of Scotch at the airport duty free shop. The prices are good to great and the selection is almost always terrific. Regrettably I don't travel to other countries as often as I used to. Hopefully when I retire from my current awful,...
by Araner
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Nagano & Yamanashi Prefecture
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Nagano & Yamanashi Prefecture

We extended last weekend by a couple of days and visited Nagano & Yamanashi Prefecture for a little R&R and sightseeing. Here are a few scenes from that trip. A Shinto shrine near Lake Suwa in Nagano prefecture https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MR7tI_27ILo/VGOEMGfts_I/AAAAAAAAMAo/rYhQjsIdLaU/s1024/...
by Araner
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Contax G2 AF Rangefinder & color film
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: Contax G2 AF Rangefinder & color film

More great shots, Mike. Thanks for posting them. It is difficult to get film developed in Japan? - Murray Murray, it is very easy to get color film developed here. When I drop off a roll of color film in town I can pick up the prints an hour later. I usually will drop off a roll or 2 after work, ha...
by Araner
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Contax G2 AF Rangefinder & color film
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: Contax G2 AF Rangefinder & color film

brothers wrote:Very nice, as usual. I do not recognize the manufacturer's emblem on the hot pink car.
Gary, the pink car is a Toyota Crown. I don't know if it's exported to the United States. The Crown is Toyota's kind of Cadillac - very expensive and almost never seen in pink.

Regards,
Mike
by Araner
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Contax G2 AF Rangefinder & color film
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: Contax G2 AF Rangefinder & color film

drmoss_ca wrote:Very nice!

Chris
Thank you!

Regards,
Mike
by Araner
Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Contax G2 AF Rangefinder & color film
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Contax G2 AF Rangefinder & color film

I had previously posted some black & white photos that I took with my Contax G2. Here are some that I took using Fujicolor ISO 100 color print film. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RCVXffW9f54/UyO3kg2GJDI/AAAAAAAAL_I/tg1d4gsdrDw/s1024/img299.jpg https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Wl9pVdXut0w/UyO3...
by Araner
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A visit to Kamakura
Replies: 3
Views: 888

A visit to Kamakura

Last Thursday I visited Kamakura. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zwM1dWfYjkY/VFQ8Xj9Of2I/AAAAAAAAL2A/oizXHnwxfi8/s1152/SDIM4620.jpg The Big Buddha https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-E48pPOSbXOI/VFQ8bISMhOI/AAAAAAAAL2I/0-ib7XXtu5E/s1152/SDIM4625.jpg https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-W6BJ0DFVZDc/...
by Araner
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Leica M9
Replies: 55
Views: 6652

Re: Leica M9

IRT "M9, Lux 50 and tonic water" Chris, this is truly an exceptional picture. The setting, the colors, the shallow depth of field; it all works beautifully. I expected to see the dark gold hue of scotch in the glass; it would have made for a perfect color balance with your wife’s hair color and comp...
by Araner
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Weekend Walking Adventure
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Weekend Walking Adventure

Images from my weekend walk. I love a good sidewalk https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--vBkx9_RGWk/VEw6iJZzdmI/AAAAAAAALxM/oVn_D4WwZhg/s1024/P1020811.JPG Folk Dancing in the park https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EO7Mg91Sn6A/VEw7B0ZIJuI/AAAAAAAALx8/Nxs0HjLBJ7g/s912/P1020838.JPG https://lh3.googleus...
by Araner
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Another Sunday in Yokohama
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Another Sunday in Yokohama

It’s another Sunday walk-about in beautiful Yokohama city. No country for young people https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0SH6rxuW90w/VEX7LnuN-QI/AAAAAAAALuA/5w_a68977lw/s912/P1020670.JPG The next generation https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dxYp91CZ05w/VEX7QbAHNPI/AAAAAAAALuI/o_t7bRDhA1Q/s912/P102...
by Araner
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 Lens
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 Lens

These are very successful/effective portraits. I would not have expected such limited depth-of-field with such a short focal length, but it obviously is possible because of the large apertures. - Murray Murray, thanks for taking the time to look and comment. The Nocticron is probably one of the nic...
by Araner
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 Lens
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 Lens

jww wrote:I like the peek into the bistro the best. The final shot is a great example of what this lens is capable of close-up. Nice results.
Wendell, the bistro shot is my favorite of the bunch too. Thank you for taking the time to look and comment, it's much appreciated.

Regards,
Mike
by Araner
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 Lens
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 Lens

An exercise in shallow depth of field with the Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2. The Nocticron is a Micro Four Thirds system lens and 42.5mm is the equivalent of an 85mm lens on a 35mm camera. These are some examples of what the lens is capable of doing. The autofocus is fast, I shot these o...