Happy SUNday! – Minolta Six

Here’s another look at one of the oldest cameras in our collection. We did sell this one to another collector recently.

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Minolta’s first 6×6 medium-format camera. The body is made almost entirely from Bakelite. 1936

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It’s kinda hard to find a pre-war Minolta especially one that has a working shutter. What a lovely picture machine from another era. It’s available in my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Have a beautiful day and as always, thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Happy Thanksgiving! – turkey and deck cleaning?

Before and after

This wood deck in my backyard is 17-years-old – I built it back in 2003 as an enjoyable spot to connect our house with the wooded back areas of my yard. I love trees and I love the shade they provide during the hot summer months here in North Florida. The downside of having a wood deck in a forest is that it tends to get dirty quickly – really quickly. Algae, mold, dirt, leaves, and grime combine to turn the wood black.

I started cleaning the deck with my pressure washer (electric 2100 psi) last weekend and I’ve still got a long way to go but I thought I’d share a before and after picture of just how nice it’s coming along. No chemicals, just water pressure (and time).

Pressure washing can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. I tend not to think about anything while I’m doing it. So its kinda peaceful during these frightening times.

Speaking of peaceful. I want to wish all of my friends and followers here on WordPress a wonderful Thanksgiving day and that you’re able and sit back and enjoy spending some time in person and virtually with the people you love.

Thanks for stopping by – peace and love y’all! – Chris

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Single Shot – Nikon U2

The Nikon U2 was the Japanese market version of the Nikon N75 in North America and F75 elsewhere. It was one of the last intermediate range consumer 35mm SLRs from Nikon. Released in 2003.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Chasing Classic Cameras -Nikon U2 – end of the line Nikon 35mm SLR

Also known as the Nikon N75 in North America and the F75 everywhere else outside of Japan. It’s a sophisticated autofocus and auto exposure 35mm film camera that uses almost all of Nikon’s F mount lenses.

Original list price in 2003. It’s actually a very expensive film camera in it’s day. At about 110 JPY to USD puts it in the high $500 range.

This particular camera had the date time display option so technically it would be the Nikon U2 QD.

I’ll have this wonderful available in my camera shop very soon. You can visit my shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Here’s a fun little contest brochure that was included with my camera.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Florida Cottonmouth (water moccasin)

The water moccasin is a common visitor in our backyard habitat. This one was about three feet long which puts it in the average size class.

It’s a pretty but very deadly snake and in the nearly thirty years I’ve lived here I’ve seen about a dozen. Lately I’ve seen more as my backyard forest and wetlands have matured.

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful and safe day! – Chris

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wordless wednesday

Thanks for stopping by and remember to thank a veteran today (and everyday) as today is the official observance of Veteran’s Day in the United States. – Chris

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Happy SUNday! – first snow

My daughter Lindsay sent these images the other day of the first snow in Rhode Island this season.

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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wordless wednesday

Obviously this being a “wordless” Wednesday post I shouldn’t be commenting about my pic but I wanted to share a bit of background.

When I first saw this truck from a bit of a distance my heart missed a few beats. In this part of the world it’s not uncommon (but still shocking) to see children riding in the back of a pick up truck. So you can understand my shock when I thought this was the foot and head of a baby!

As I got closer I realized that it was a doll – I sure wish the driver had thought about what it would look like before setting out.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and safe day in this crazy world. – Chris

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