Dolls from Japan – 1978

These lovely dolls were handmade for us while we were living in Japan between 1977 and 1980. A wonderful artist came to our home and we helped “design” the dolls we wanted.

Specifically, we lived in a Western-style home in Honmoku, Naka-ku, Kanagawa Prefecture – just south of Yokohama City proper.

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The artistry and attention to detail are amazing.

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Happy SUNday!

Waiting… FOREVER! Come on human! I know you’re in there! I saw you go in!

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Have a grand day everyone!

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Small Town America – Fernandina Beach

Classic small-town image – Peck High School completed in 1927. It was the only school on Amelia Island, Florida that taught grades 1-12 to African-American students. The good city of Fernandina Beach still uses this building and it is kept in excellent condition. It made for a beautiful picture today on this lovely warm Winter’s day.

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Celebrating Black History Month here on Amelia Island.

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Fujifilm Instax Wide 300

If you’re not familiar with this exceptional camera, here’s a chance to explore some of its capabilities. We highly recommend you adding this camera to your collection of shooters.

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Wide format photography is fun when people get together

Wide format instax photos

This large film is well suited to photography at parties and other gatherings. Everybody’s facial expressions are clearly shown.

Close-up lens for shots up to 40 cm from the subject

The accompanying close-up lens expands the range of photo shooting.

Many easy-to-use functions

  • “Automatic flash for low-light shooting” optimizes the luminescence in accordance with the distance.
  • Use backlighting to enhance your photos thanks to the “Fill-in flash by flash-on button.”
  • “Exposure compensation (Lighten-Darken Control)” enables you to get just the right mood.

Improved ease of use as a camera

Various ways to enjoy instax wide prints

A sample gallery –
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The camera and the Instax film really shine when used outdoors under full sunlight. Focus on infinity and hold the camera very still. I believe the ISO of the film is 800.
Also available is Instax Wide Monochrome film at the same ISO.
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Tour Guide – Amelia Island Beach 2.8.18

It’s been a very rough 6 months or so here on Amelia Island – a tropical storm passed nearby and 2 early nor’easters have wrecked havoc on our normally pristine beaches. Our tour today will show us some of the preparations underway for a large-scale beach replenishment project – moving sand from point A to B, C, D, and F.

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Just lookin’ for a little peace.

Dredging and then the pumping of sand on to the beach is expected to start around March 1st. Lots of heavy machinery, pipes, and whatnot over the next 2-3 months. When they’re done our beach will be ready for whatever nature has in store this hurricane season.

Submitted for consideration for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Tour Guide

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Early Blooming Poinsettia

Here’s a poinsettia that we’ve had in our window garden for about 2 years now and this is the earliest it has ever bloomed. We say early because it should bloom late spring to mid fall here in Florida. The variety is “Red Glitter”.

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We’ve done nothing special with the plant – no hiding it away in a closet. It sits in full sunlight in a northwest facing window. What a pretty plant!

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Yashica Man

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Yashica Pentamatic S and Mr. David Yulee – downtown Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island – Florida

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Fujifilm – Makes for a nice little read

A world leader in optic technology, Fujifilm has been building cameras since the 1940s. Today, our Fujinon lenses are used in medical equipment, satellites and high-end filming devices, as well as countless additional products. While Fujifilm is well-known for analogue photography, we’ve made major strides into the digital realm, and our flagship cameras include the […]

via How Fujifilm Builds Strong, Quality Cameras — The Fujifilm Blog

Fantasy Shot – A Yashica in a Tokyo camera store window – 1964

Two of our most popular images on our Flickr page. Both were featured in “Explore”.

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Japan and the summer Olympic Games held in Tokyo.

Yashica’s latest in their popular J-series line of SLRs as it would have appeared in a Tokyo camera store window in 1964, possibly in Shibuya or Shinjuku.

The world was coming to Japan for the Olympics and Japan was ready to show the world its best technology and design. The Tokaido Shinkansen made its inaugural run from Tokyo on October 1st and Japan and its technology never looked back.

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