wordless wednesday

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A tale of two boxes from Yashica.

From 1973, a box for the TL Electro-X ITS (Integrated Technology System). The box reflects the efforts of Yashica’s marketing division to create a more sophisticated looking box consistent with the new look to the TL Electro-X.
The original Yashica TL Electro-X box. This one is from mid-1970.

If you’re looking to add the correct box for your Yashica TL Electro-X be sure to match the proper box to the two different cameras. BTW, except for some external appearance differences, the ITS and the original Electro-X cameras are the same. The ITS was only available in an all black body whereas the original was available in both a satin chrome and black body.

If you look closely you’ll see that this box uses green for the “TL” and “35” logo where the true original uses a red “35” logo and a white “TL”. Oddly this variation of the box is from May 1970 which is right in the middle of the other boxes with the red logo. I haven’t decoded if it means anything changed in relationship to the camera or was it just a marketing exercise to see which looked better.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Light against the sky.

I had someone add this image as their favorite the other day on my Flickr page and it reminded me of how much I enjoyed taking it. I was out and about in the early evening testing my Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens on my Fujifilm mirrorless camera body looking for interesting detail shots.

I think the little Fujifilm X-A10 handled this exposure quite well given all that it had to deal with.

It’s difficult for me to focus my manual lenses on my Fuji using the Fotodiox adapter – you’ve got to get the focus spot on, I mean really spot on when hand holding a shot like this. My camera quickly takes a dump (clarity wise) when you bump the ISO to handle any low light situations so you hold your breath and fire away. This one was recorded at ISO 400 at 1/100th probably at around f5.6. Of course, shooting with a 24mm lens helps too.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Reflecting on reflections – a favorite subject.

Bold reflection of the Fernandina Beach Post Office. Taken with a Fujifilm X-A10 with Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens.

I think I enjoy the challenge and the opportunities presented by reflections when composing difficult shots. Should both subjects be in focus or only the primary subject? I think of photographing reflections as creating double exposures and I also view reflections as a way of seeing something new in an otherwise ordinary image.

Subtle reflections in a jewelry store window. Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida. Taken with a Fujifilm X-A10 with Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens.
Fujifilm X-A10 with Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens and Fotodiox adapter. There’s even reflections in this shot which I love to see.
Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida. Reflections in a classic doorway.
Reflected buildings in the late afternoon sun. Amelia Island, Florida.
Natural reflections – the best kind. A summer sky over the salt marsh, Amelia River, Florida.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Unique Yosemite Backpack – Camera Tote

As I continue to downsize my collections of stuff (mostly cameras and photo gear), I run across a few items now and then that I believe my readers would find interesting. So here I am “hawking” my stuff again! You can purchase it directly here through my blog via PayPal and I’ll even mail it for free to a US address.

Vintage Yosemite Backpack / Camerabag

Vintage Yosemite Logo Backpack – Authentic backpack purchased at the Yosemite NP gift shop. 100% Cotton with a polyester lining. It’s about 10 inches tall, 5 inches deep (front to back) and about 8 inches across. It holds a standard 35mm SLR, a small digital DSLR or tablet with ease. It’s a really cool backpack that easily carries just about anything without being overly large. It has a split zippered adjustable shoulder strap and a small zippered card pocket in front and a zippered compartment inside. That zipper inside is off its track but the rest all work perfectly. It also has a magnetic snap flap closure and a drawstring to keep everything safely inside. The inner polyester lining turns out for easy access to your stuff. One-owner, smoke and pet-free home. Super clean and a rather HTF design and style. I can mail it almost worldwide so please contact me first at ccphotographyai@gmail first or message me here for a quote. USA addresses I’ll mail this FOR FREE!

$38.00

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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SUNday Spotlight – visible instamatic

Kodak Instamatic X-15F (1976-1988).

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday! – Remembering Expo 67

It’s hard to believe that Expo 67 was 54 years ago – I remember most of our trip and stay in Montreal but not that much of the event except, I remember meeting one of the hostesses (not these exact ladies) and having my picture taken next to her and another taken with a Canadian Mountie. I know where the Mountie picture is but I can’t find the other. Perhaps I’ll scan the Mountie pic for another Sunday.

Perfect 1960s style just right for Expo 67.
The Kodak Instamatic 104 camera she’s holding was released in July 1965 and retailed for just under $20 (that’s quite a bit of 1960s money). The 104 was the first to feature the new flashcube and like all early Instamatics used the newly developed 126 film cartridge. The 104 was replaced by the 124 in 1968.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Leica M4 – 1969

A beauty in black.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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If only we could see through walls, life would be…

Easier? Harder? Less private? Fun?

Which do you think? I pick…

There we go. If only we could see through the roof think of all the clouds we’d see.
A plane but not much else.
Move closer, change your perspective – see more.
The way some people see the world.
That’s better. Take a wider view of things – be more open (you’ll see more and be happier).
Peaceful sunrise along the Northeast Florida coast (Atlantic Ocean).

Fun!

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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single shot friday

Camera – Samsung Galaxy S8+ / Modeled by Pam aka Polyethylene Pam

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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