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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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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wordless wednesday

Japan Red Train

Japan Commuter

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Canon F-1 on Kodak Kodachrome – Yokohama, Japan – 1979

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Heavy Metal

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Stay on track, baby!

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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WPC – Weathered

I find my photography tends to skew towards – weathered “things”, natural and man-made. Here’s a small sample –

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Iron, Rust, Wood

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Mossy Post

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Sun Blasted Train

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“I see a red door and I want it painted black”

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Weathered Bricks – Fujica GS 690 on Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100

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Rock On my Weathered Friend

Many thanks to the fine City of Fernandina Beach, Florida – Amelia Island, for providing such a rich palette of weathered things for me to photograph. All of these images were taken within a 3 block area of the Historic District downtown.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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Yokohama 1979

Carol and I lived in Yokohama from 1977 to early 1980. We have such wonderful memories of our time living there – memories that still make us smile today. Specifically, we lived in US Navy Housing Area 2 (283-D) which was in Honmoku, Naka-ku. Back then it was an industrial area with a refinery (see pic below) close by and of course the port with its thousands of automobiles and small trucks waiting to ship out to the States.

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Oil refinery as seen from a hill near our house.

Here, in no particular order, are some street scenes in and around ‘Yoko’. We can tell from our Google Earth visits, that the area has changed dramatically since the Navy left in 1982. There’s an elementary school where our house once stood and the houses we see now are big by what we considered big for Japanese houses back in the late 1970s. All of these images were shot using my Canon F-1 or Carol’s AE-1. We used Kodak Kodachrome and Ektachrome slide film as shooting with color negative film was beyond my Sailor’s pay.

Enjoy this trip back in time and please forgive us if our memory of the exact location is wrong. ^.^

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Avenue D, 16, headed straight to Sakuragicho and right to Kamiakin and Yamashita.

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A gas station along Avenue D, located just across the road from our base housing. We would tell people who were coming to visit us to be on the lookout for the ‘humpin’ turtle’ sign as it was near the turn into the housing area.

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A little too close to the local Keihin Kyuko train in Sugita.

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We know… a pay phone with a dial!

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Driving through one of the many tunnels along Avenue D (16) from Yokosuka to Yokohama.

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Area 2, US Navy base housing, Yokohama. Our house is the middle of the three two-story houses on the left. The bay, port and the refinery can be seen through the haze in the distance. Honmoku Elementary School 横浜市立本牧小学校 is located here now.

Thanks for your visit – time travel can be such fun! We have a video on Sony Betamax tape that we will have transferred to digital (soon). Lots of neat shots around town with rides on the bus and trains and a walk through a local shopping street. Stay tuned!

Chris and Carol ^.^