Monthly Archives: April 2014

No Particular Reason

Sometimes I plan a photo shoot. It may involve going to a specific location, waiting for a particular time of the year, getting together with certain people, attending some sort of event, setting up gear and more. Other times I shoot … Continue reading

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Last Lens! Promise!

I suspect that the recently purchased SMC Pentax-A 645 1:4 300mm ED(IF) may be the last lens I buy for my beloved Pentax 645N. Really! I think I have all I want or need. I guess there’s no point in arguing … Continue reading

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Blending In

How easy is it for a photographer to blend into the crowds and go about the business of capturing images without standing out and grabbing everyone’s attention? I know this isn’t a real concern for seasoned street photographers, but for … Continue reading

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Airport Open Space

Security measures are at an all-time high in Tokyo this week. Mr. Obama paid a visit to Mr. Abe and they enjoyed the world famous Mr. Jiro’s sushi in the Ginza. Barry claimed it was the best sushi he’d ever … Continue reading

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Shita-machi

Shita-machi refers to the older parts of Tokyo. These neighborhoods still have lots of mom & pop stores, many of the houses and other buildings are old, and the streets are dangerously narrow. Finding a location by address is completely … Continue reading

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Bad Light, Cheap Film; but I’m Still Having Fun!

The walk between Akihabara and Ochanomizu is a lot closer than most folks realize. In the time it takes to go into either station, buy a ticket, walk up or down stairs to the platform, wait for a train, ride the … Continue reading

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Not really a zoom guy…

The Pentax 645N is one of my favorites. I’ve carefully selected a lens lineup over several years and I’m quite satisfied with it. All the lenses are the original A-series manual focus, which is just the way I want it. … Continue reading

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