Classic Yashica Saturday – J3 with Yashinon Zoom

Yashica J-3 in pro-black finish with Auto Yashinon 75-230mm f4.5 zoom lens. The camera is from 1963. This was Yashica’s first black 35mm SLR.

My trusty buddy Pirate keeping me company while I played with my cameras. Sadly, Pirate passed away back in the Spring of 2018.

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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Fernandina Beach Landmark – The Palace Saloon

Samsung Galaxy S8+
The camera used was a Yashica L AF 35mm point and shoot film camera from 1986 shot of Fujifilm.

The camera used for these two images (above and below) was an Asahi Pentax 6×7 medium-format film camera.

Pirate Pete stands “guard”.
Samsung Galaxy S8+

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! – In the drive-thru with “GEE SUS”

Only in Florida does GEE SUS have to wait to place his order.

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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Friday Fotos! – Cocoa Beach FD

For a short time in the Spring of 1972 I was a volunteer firefighter trainee with the Cocoa Beach Fire Department – a professional department that was kind enough to take on a young college student and give me full access to their facilities and training. Here’s a few pics I shot with my new Yashica TL Electro-X 35mm SLR on Kodak Plus-X film that I developed and printed myself (for a school project).

I don’t have his name but he was a friendly firefighter that was more than happy to help with my training (as were all the others in the department).
It looks ancient now but completely open cabs were common back then. Engine 4 getting re-stowed after a run.
One of their newer engines in 1972 which featured a new to them semi-enclosed cab.
Me with my favorite truck. I’m just back from a very long and very hot purpose set fire for training.
Lots of gauges.
Always training.
Mean Mack!

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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NO. 39

Fort Clinch State Park. Located on the extreme northern tip of Amelia Island, Florida.

U.S. Civil War era fort. Untested in battle as it was obsolete by the time it was built. That’s Cumberland Island, Georgia off in the distance.

To discover more about the park and Amelia Island check out this site https://www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch

Camera – Sony Cyber-shot DSC-170

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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My town Fernandina Beach – an odd mix of pics

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida – located between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Amelia River to the west, that’s why we’re an island.

Florida brown pelican with the Amelia River in the background. Sorry, no fish for you today!
Industrial ugly! One of two paper and pulp mills on the north end of the island near the downtown historic district.
Rusty and crusty old sign along the river.
Ornate doors greet customers in this Center Street business.
More industrial ugly. Looking south towards mill number two and its giant wood chip mountain.
If you’ve got tracks then you’ve got trains.
Center Street landmark since the late 1800s.
The Palace – Florida’s oldest continually operating saloon.
Gracious old oaks frame a business on Center Street (aka Centre Street).
It’s all in the details both large and small.
Details.
And more details.

Camera – Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

Images from April 2014 while on a photo walk about.

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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Memorial Day – 2021

A day to remember the fallen and a day to wish for a more peaceful future.

From April 2016 while on a photo walk in my town.

Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

Same town, same day. I think it’s a hawk.
One of our grand old buildings along Center Street.
My favorite flag pic.

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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flickr favorite

Far and away the most popular image on my Flickr site.

Taken in May 2018 outside the Jacksonville (Florida) Ikea. A bright, cloudless sky made the perfect backdrop for the stark blue and yellow boxes that make up the exterior of the store. Recorded with my always with me Samsung Galaxy S8+.

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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wordless wednesday

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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favorite beach images

Amelia Island, Florida – Misty Sunset
Amelia Island, Florida – Early Moon and Monolith
Amelia Island, Florida – Sunny Gull
Long Island, New York – South Shore Sunrise – Photographer D. June
Amelia Island, Florida – Summer Waves
Amelia Island, Florida – Sea Oats, Blue Sky, and Clouds

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