Happy SUNday! – Back to the Future

A fun little econo car from Honda – the 1985 CRX HF – high-tech ’80s tech in a box

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This amazing Honda (shown here in October 1985 with Carol “stealing” my commuter car) got well over 50 mpg on the highway with a 1.5-liter gas engine and manual transmission. The “HF” model (high fuel) was the most difficult of the three models to find at a dealership as they were in high demand and produced in a somewhat limited way. The car with a full tank of gas and a driver still weighed in at just under 2,000 pounds – no airbags but it did have AC and a radio. Doc’s DeLorean had nothing on my CRX!

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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My Dad – 7 Mar 1914 – 3 Nov 1963

On this sad day 55-years-ago I lost my dad and best friend. Forever with me.

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Sgt. Paul J. Whelan, USA, Ft. Dix, N.J. – 1943

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Brooklyn, N.Y. – c1919

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Mom and Dad in Brazil – c1961

Forever in my heart. – Chris

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Whiteface Mt., New York – 1967

Me on top of New York! Well, almost.

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On top of Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington, N.Y. near Lake Placid.

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The original image on Kodak Kodacolor Instamatic film. The square pics of my youth.

Whiteface Mountain hosted the alpine portion of the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980.

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At Whiteface Mountain in 1960 – mom’s got a good hold on me with no seat straps. 

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Please respect that all content, including photos and text, are the property of this blog and its owner, Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Yashica Sailor Boy, Yashica Chris.

Copyright © 2015-2018 Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Chris Whelan
All rights reserved.

Koinobori – Carp Streamer

I know it’s a bit out of season for a picture of a carp streamer (Koinobori) but this image qualifies as a “found image” from a bunch of “lost” pictures that I had taken with my Canon A-1 and Canon FD 500mm reflex lens. I believe I used Fujicolor.

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I had sold this Canon lens (FD 500mm f/8 Reflex) in mid-2013 and never really got a chance to give it a good workout. I have another 500mm lens headed my way and I hope to give this new one more of a workout.

The Canon reflex (mirror lens) produces pleasing highlights in the out of focus background.

Visit my shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for some interesting photo gear.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

My Dad’s Polaroid Pathfinder 110

A camera that I hope stays with my family forever. So many great images were created using this camera over the years – it certainly qualifies as a keeper in our collection.

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Pathfinder 110 from 1953

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Do you have an “untouchable” camera in your collection? We have a few and I hope to share them over the next few weeks. – Chris

 

Shame on US!!!

The country that I love, the country that I swore to protect with my life for 22 years in the United States Navy and the country and her people that I would still give my life for today is NOT THE SAME country that I know!

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MY country does not rip children from their parents under any circumstance! Never! But it’s happing now is this new sick twisted reality of today’s America.

Put a stop to this barbaric situation now! There is no excuse for such heartless inhumane treatment of these families. Stop it now! This is what desperate dictators do. They divide people and demonize anyone that thinks or is different. It’s not the real America.

Call your representatives and tell them to stop it now. No negotiating the lives of families. It’s a sick thing to do enforced by only sick people and only evil-minded people would even think of doing it.

Thank you.

Chris and Carol