A fan for Carol – Hong Kong 1979

While going through some of our collections of “stuff” I came across the fan that I’m holding in this image. We took it out of its box and it still had its unique “aroma”.

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The wonderful lady that I’m negotiating with was very funny and as I tell everyone she was able to get me to pay “too much” – JK

I’ve visited Hong Kong and the surrounding regions and territories three times in the late 1970s and I’ve always enjoyed myself. My best Navy buddy, Jim Abrisch took this photograph on one of our many walkabouts. Jim and his lovely wife passed away in an airplane crash in December 2001. I still miss him very much.

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Mr. James Abrisch – Hong Kong 1979. On our way to another adventure.

Be sure to check out my previous post about Hong Kong and Jim here.

Thanks for stopping by! – 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

Unnatural Pink?

It looks almost out of place in the garden but this crepe myrtle brightens our day with its bouquets of “Barbie Pink” blossoms.

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Camera: Fujifilm X-A10 with Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f3.5 Macro Zoom

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Chris

Another one bites the dust – more destruction = less trees

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Former residential property is now commercially zoned along a quiet stretch of Sadler Road here on Amelia Island. With proper tree protection zones established around the massive oaks on the front of the property, these trees may make it through the construction process – but as you can see in this image, destruction is in progress with NO tree protection barriers in place! Soil is also being dumped over the existing grade which tends to suffocate the tree’s root system.

These 5 beautiful oaks need immediate protection from the destruction-construction process. The City of Fernandina Beach has tough tree protection ordinances on the books but at this moment, it would appear that some of those codes may have been broken. Stay tuned!

Chris