Christmas Cactus

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Christmas cactus pre-bloom. Studio photography with no post production except a minor crop. 

Studio Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W in Fujichrome simulation mode.

Chris

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Good Morning, Sunshine!

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Hope y’all have a peaceful SaturYAY!

Camera: Samsung Galaxy S8+

Chris & Carol

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Misty Ocean – Weekly Photo Challenge – Experimental

In response to this week’s challenge – shooting the ocean through the mist. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/experimental/

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Camera: Samsung Galaxy S4

Chris

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Cool Sign

Spotted this sign at a local restaurant today – great graphics!

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Camera: Samsung Galaxy S8+

Chris

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Yashica 44 LM – 1960

Yashica’s “pint sized” twin-lens reflex 127 film camera from 1960. Instead of producing typical 6x6cm negatives from a full sized TLR on 120 film, the Yashica 44 LM produces negatives and slides in the 4x4cm format from 127 film. A smaller negative means a slightly smaller camera. This model comes with a built-in selenium photo cell light meter (also known as an exposure meter). It reads reflected light from the subject – no batteries needed! After 57 years, this camera’s meter works just fine and is accurate too!

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Anyone who follows our blog on a regular basis knows that we’re a pushover when it comes to a pretty Yashica and if it’s in its original box – well so much the better. Fujifilm FinePix S9900W.

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The boxes normally don’t hold up this well after nearly 6 decades – this one has been stored properly and looks pretty close to new. The colors are bright and the box is solid. The studio camera for this shot was my Fujifilm FinePix S9900W.

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The star of the blog! The Yashica 44 LM from 1960. Mint new and in unused condition. Everything works just fine. The light meter is spot on and the shutter is accurate, The lenses are clean, clear and sharp. This shot was with our new Samsung Galaxy S8+ camera.

This camera is finished in dark gray on the metalwork and that contrasts nicely with the dove gray leatherette of the body.

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At the old courthouse – c1891

The Nassau County, Florida courthouse at Fernandina Beach.

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A must see on any trip to Amelia Island, Florida. The Historic District is one of America’s best!

The Nassau County Courthouse is still in operation today – many rooms have been put back to their original condition (1891 to 1920s).

Camera – Samsung Galaxy S8+

Chris and Carol

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Annie’s Turkey Chili: Best Chili I’ve Ever Had!

Looks like the perfect dish for when the weather turns a bit “chilly” and the family invades your hacienda for the holidays. ^.^
Be sure to check out A. JoAnn’s wonderful blog!

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Feeding a crowd poses some challenges, but is also a lot of fun! Then, your 10 year-old nephew declares, “This is the best chili I ever had!” and you know that you’ve hit the jackpot (especially because his dad loves it, too.)

A beautiful serving bowl for the best chili, Uncommon Goods

My friend, Anne, taught me how to make this dish – right in the market, as she filled my cart with the ingredients I’d need.

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I doubled the recipe, since we had ten people visiting over the weekend. My husband and I also had a few bowls before company arrived. There was enough for everyone, plus a few bowls leftover. Easy and satisfying!

Annie’s “The Best Turkey Chili”

Ingredients:

1 lb. lean, ground turkey

1 – 15 oz. can chili beans, undrained

1 – 15 oz. can three-bean blend, drained

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Veteran’s Day 2017 – Reflections on our past

End all wars – the BEST way to honor our veterans.

I served in the United States Navy for 22 years – 1975 to 1997. The Cold War was in full bloom (1980s and the Reagan Navy) but our mission in the Navy then was NOT to provoke a war with the Soviets – oh we prepared everyday for one – mock attacks against Soviet assets on land, at sea and in the air. Our Admirals didn’t sail the globe bragging about our capabilities – we knew we would win any conflict and the Soviets knew it too.

There was always a U.S. attack sub up the ass of a Soviet sub – always. If you served on an aircraft carrier back then, and I served on 3 of the best, you always had a Soviet trawler, submarine, surface ship, satellite and aircraft trailing you like remora on a shark. But our talent was keeping an eye on them without starting WWIII.

Peace through power applied by sane commanders. I’m afraid that in today’s climate of constant saber rattling that the reasonable commanders have taken a back seat and have allowed the insane to command (to the highest levels). Our mission back then was to avoid nuclear war at all costs. There is no such thing as limited nuclear war.

We are our strongest when we are NOT at war.

So on this Veteran’s Day, I reflect on my past and the past of our Nation. The best way to honor a veteran? Stop making wars that are unwinnable (they all are after all).

Peace y’all… Chris

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On the way up – 1984

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On the way out – 1997

 

Yashima Flex – 1954

Yashica’s first twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera to bear the company name – Yashica was Yashima at its founding. The Yashica name wasn’t adopted for the company until 1958.

This Yashima Flex is as close to its original condition as one could hope for. It’s fully functional and a joy to use.

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A beauty from the craftspeople at Yashima – Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

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