Lovely Couple

While going through some pictures the other day, I came across this photograph of a very lovely couple. I don’t know who they are (yet) but I’ll find out. My first guess is that it was taken in or around Vermont and I would think from the 1940s.

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The soldier’s uniform is impeccably worn and he looks to be a captain in the U.S. Army (guessing by the bars).

Have a wonderful and peaceful day!

C&C ^.^

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WPC – Growth

In response to this week’s challenge – Growth 

 

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Roots Exposed

Not often seen, roots are a fascinating and obviously important part of every plant.

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Rust Dissolving

Always at work, rust grows on an exposed steel bolt.

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Cumulus Clouds Growing

Florida, summer heat, moisture, clouds grow and spread into afternoon thunderstorms.

Thanks for stopping by!

C&C ^.^

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Camera as Sculpture

An absolutely stunning camera straight out of the late 1990s – just before the digital revolution took firm hold and sleek camcorders were all the rage. A Yashica-Kyocera Profile 4000ix Zoom APS film camera.

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Yashica Profile 4000ix 30-120mm 4x Zoom APS Film Camera in Blue Pearl – 1998

Actually has a glass aspheric lens made by Kyocera. The APS could format 3 image sizes – C – Classic 4×6     H – HDTV 4×7    P – Panorama 4×12

Takes (1) easy to find CR123A 3v lithium battery and still available (although expired) APS film that can still be developed by many online photo labs. Autofocus, Autoexposure, Red-Eye Reduction and 5 Mode Auto Flash.

It features a crazy design and is super small but it fits your hand quite well. If you want to give APS film a try we highly recommend that you find a Profile 4000ix as your camera platform. Don’t confuse this model with the 35mm half-frame Yashica Samurai. Yashica did make an APS camera just like this one and called it the Samurai just to confuse the heck out of everyone and then quickly adopted the Profile name.

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It has a nice bright viewfinder that changes with zoom. The reputation of this camera is good with most people liking the images that are produced. Remember, APS images take a bit to get used to and we recommend that you not have the lab print your images and instead have them scanned. Since APS film is no longer produced what is available has all expired so look for the film with the latest dates on it (I think I just got some “new” Fujifilm 200 with an expiration of 2007).

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to share your APS experiences with us here on the blog!

C&C ^.^

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Happy SUNday!

A Happy SUNday to all –

 

Mr. Krab's Truck

Mr. Krabs’ armored truck leaving the Krusty Krab.

 

Hope y’all have a beautiful day!

C&C ^.^

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No Longer ‘YashicaChris’ – now Chris and Carol

We’ve decided to change the names on our blog to better represent ourselves ^.^

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We are Chris and Carol and we thank our many followers and the many visitors to our little blog – we had nearly 28,000 views in 2017 and that just blows our minds! Yes, we’re die-hard Mets fans. If you’re gonna root for a team you better be in it for the long haul – through the ups and downs, good times and bad.

We’re about to celebrate 44 years of marriage! Woo Hoo us!

Thanks for sticking with our blog and showing us some love!

All the best to our great readers!

C&C ^.^

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Windsock – Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (KFHB) Amelia Island

The City of Fernandina Beach, Florida operates a public access airport on Amelia Island. Originally built by the U.S. Government and used by the U.S. Navy during the later stages of WWII as a training airfield.

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An iconic fixture at any airfield – the windsock.

Today the airport provides general aviation services for the public and serves as a gateway to Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. A new terminal building is currently under construction at the airport and will feature a rather unique design. Updates to follow.

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The new terminal building under construction. When completed it will look like a WWII U.S. Navy Corsair airplane (at least look like its shape) complete with “wings”.

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A busy sky today – lots of contrails and cirrus clouds. Of course, all airports in the United States have controlled access for security reasons. I like the way the top of the fence blends with the treeline in the distance.

You can find out more about our airport and the City of Fernandina Beach here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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Remembering a “friend”

Yes, a store can be considered as a friend. A place that holds some special memories, a place that’s inviting and a place to hang out.

That last part, hanging out is what probably dooms most stores of this type. Carol and I always make it a point to purchase something whenever we do get a chance to shop there.

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There aren’t many of these stores left and the ones that are are a bit of a drive. This one is located in the southern part of Jacksonville, Florida which is about a 55 mile trip for us.

Fun memories – both of our children won copies of the newly released Harry Potter books while attending a midnight release event. Tim even won an autographed poster (autographed by “Harry Potter” no less!). When a new Barnes & Noble opened in the north part of Jacksonville in the mid-1990s, Lindsay christened the new carpeting in the children’s section with her most recent meal! No other details needed.

We enjoy shopping at B&N vice buying our books from the online giant. Reading a part of the book or magazine before you purchase it is always fun and holding a newly printed book is a joy.

So if you have a local bookstore please go and support it! Not only will you enjoy your time spent there you’ll also be supporting your neighbors by providing employment.

This Barnes & Noble store is located at The St. Johns Town Center which is an upscale super-regional open-air mall in southeast Jacksonville, Florida.

Enjoy!

Chris

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Yashica Day! ヤシカ

Hey, it’s Yashica Day every day!

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Still one of our all-time favorite Yashicas – the Yashica J-3 in pro-black. Just a handsome camera. It was Yashica’s first SLR in black.

Thanks for your visit!

Chris

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Canon ELPH Jr. – 1997

Canon ELPH Jr. APS point & shoot ultra-compact camera – September 1997

This camera set is available at our online store at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

Canon ELPH Jr.

Ultra tiny camera from Canon near the start of the APS introduction. It may have had a list price of $299.00 !!! That’s some serious coin even by today’s standards!

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It’s a solid, well-designed camera with a crazy amount of features packed into such a small lightweight camera.

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APS film is still readily available today and can be developed and scanned by the top online processors. We’ve never used an APS camera so we’ll give this one a try. I’d like to check out the panorama format plus this camera has a relatively fast f2.8 wide angle lens.

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A scan from the instruction booklet – specs

 

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Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs. Canon ELPH Jr.

 

 

Have you used an APS camera in the past? If so, let us know what brand and model and if you were happy with it. Thanks a bunch!

Chris

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Fujifilm Endeavor 310ix Zoom – Compact APS Film Camera

Another “Modern Classic” and “Plastic Fantastic” from the late 1990s. These sophisticated cameras became the mainstay of the industry before the onslaught of the first wave of useful low-end digital cameras.

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Part of Fuji Photo’s popular Endeavor series of APS cameras. The 310ix is equipped with a Super-EBC Fujinon 24-70mm power zoom lens and a host of other advanced features typically only found in the APS format.

This wonderful camera is in its original straight from the factory condition – never used and fully working.

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Some of the accessories that are included in this kit are a Fujifilm branded camera cloth in its bright “Fujifilm green”, a remote control that could be attached to the neck strap and used to fire the shutter, nylon neck strap, complete instruction booklet and a roll of Fujicolor 200 APS film (expired 2000).

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The camera takes (1) CR123A battery which also provides power to the date/time and title functions. Here you can see part of the keypad used to set the printing functions.

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One of the functions of this camera is the ability to change film mid-roll and to switch to panorama mode. It has a solid feel to it with some heft and the build quality seems strong. APS films are no longer made but there are plenty of expired rolls available online through auction sites and the traditional online “monster from the jungle”.

You can purchase this wonderful camera at our online store at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

Thanks for your visit!

Chris

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