Kodachrome

Kodachrome was the world’s most popular color film from 1935 until it was sadly discontinued in 2009. As a slide film, opposed to negative, the colors are exceptional. There are hundreds of thousands of Kodachrome slides for sale on line. If you find a picture you like, you can buy it and digitally scan it to make prints. You can also do it the old- fashioned way: analogue.

I found this slide on eBay and I’m having an analogue print made of it for my dad as a Christmas gift. My dad loves trains so I thought this would be neat. There’s a shop in Portland called Blue Moon Camera that will make analogue prints and enlargements on light sensitive paper if you bring them developed film. I can’t wait to see how this turns out!

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Tokyo Transportation

There’s so many ways to get around in Tokyo!

Walking. I walked EVERYWHERE when I lived in Tokyo.
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The world’s busiest intersection.
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Salarymen walk.
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Old ladies walk.
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People walk with umbrellas.
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And of course, bikes! Sooooooo many bikes.
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Expensive bike. 1889

Business bike. 873

Nighttime bike. 1277

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Then there’s cars. Small car. 891

Cool car that I wish Audi would sell in the U.S.1155

Expensive car. 2510

Another expensive car. 1871

And even another expensive car!2511

Stealth taxi. 1302

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Trains are a great way to get around too. I commuted to work on the Chiyoda line every morning. 597

Red train. 884

Green train. 877

Blue train. 886

Waiting for the train. 😦1174

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Waiting on the train. 869

Sleeping on the train. 🙂915

BULLET TRAIN!!!!!490

And when you have to leave Tokyo…airplanes. 2591

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King airplane. 2688

Thanks for stopping by today! If you like what you saw be sure to like this post!

Chris

Rural Wisconsin

This year for Thanksgiving, my family converged on my grandparents’ farm outside of Janesville, Wisconsin. Janesville is a not quite a city, but a little bit too big to be a town. The old downtown is situated on the Rock River which is really pleasant. Recently Janesville was in the news for being the home of vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Much more interestingly it was the home to a large Parker Pen factory that my grandfather managed I always enjoy going back to my grandparents’ farm and seeing them. It’s nice getting away from city life. My grandma grew up in a house just down the road from the farm so she’s literally lived there her whole life which is so interesting. There’s something really relaxing about being in the countryside. I definitely think that when I retire someday, it will be in rural area. Lots of great opportunities for photography!

Meeting up with my family also meant getting to use some of my mom’s lenses. Most of these were taken on a Nikkor 50mm 1.8

The shuttle van dropped me off at LAX painfully early. On the bright side the lighting was excellent! This was the first time I’d flown American Airlines in a while and I was happy with their service, although the seats were a bit cramped.
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My Grandparents’ mailbox.
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The area around the farm was formed by glaciers, so there’s lots of rolling hills.
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Took a ton of pictures of this birdhouse. I really like the selective focus that the 1.8 lens offers.
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Thanks for stopping by today!

Chris