Yashica 44 LM – Up close in the studio


Yashica 44 LM 127 roll film medium format film camera – 1960

Studio Camera: Fujifilm X-A10 hybrid with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens with Canon Close-Up Lens 240 (see below). The front of the lens was about 3 inches from the Yashica. No cropping or other post production. A poor man’s Fujifilm-X.

ISO 400 on Acros film simulation mode at f/ 16 at 1/30 sec.


Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens with Canon Close-Up Lens 240.


Great combination for getting close.

Last two images shot with Fujifilm FinePix S9900W.


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The Hoyt Building c1876

Along beautiful Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island – Florida


One of my favorite buildings along Centre Street. Such details and colors.

Taken with my Fujifilm X-A10 with Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens

Velvia Vivid mode

Hand held at around 1/15

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Our Town – Labor Day Weekend


Always a few flags flying along Centre Street, Fernandina Beach – Amelia Island


The fudge shop always a big draw – just getting the crowd on a Saturday night.


Ice cream everywhere!


There’s that Saturday night crowd at Fantastic Fudge.


The famous Palace Saloon… you know they’ll be busy this weekend!

My camera… Fujifilm X-A10 with Canon FD 24mm f2.8 lens. Film simulation mode was Velvia Vivid. I love the gentle colors and the not “eye etching” sharpness that the Canon lens provides. ISO was generally 800-1200 and most apertures were f5.6 to f8 with super slow shutter speeds that were hand held.

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Lovely building along the tracks.

Our “vintage” town was conceived in the mid 1850s with many of the buildings from the 1870s onward still standing (commercial and private). Our town was skipped over by progress so we’re fortunate to have retained some of our Southern charm into the 21st century.

Here’s a neat old building that’s the last one on the south side of Centre Street – closest to the railway station and still active tracks.


If you look closely at the far right side you’ll see a passing freight train.

I’ve photographed this store in it’s many versions over the years… now it’s a jewelry store that been nicely reimagined. I love the faint outlines of previous advertisements on its side.


Note the rather large cedar trees on the property. The Lesesne House. Built just prior to the start of the Civil War.

Further down Centre Street and right next to the c1911 post office is this lovely home. One of the few remaining private homes (not B&B) still left in the downtown center.


The cedar tree that is in front of this house.


The Lesesne House (c1860) as seen from the historic post office parking lot.

Side view of the Lesesne House along Centre Street (above). c1911 post office below.


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