A Walk Around My Home

I have been very busy lately. A promotion at work has seen my travel spike to an almost unreasonable amount, and that means not much time to either take photos or update my blog. I will endevour to try harder……

I live in a very nice part of Tokyo - Meguro - where I simply have to go for a walk to find interesting things. The Meguro River is amazing during the Sakura season for example- you can see the phtoos I took this year down by the river and I hope you'll agree it is pretty nice. 

Recently I have been testing diopters on some of my older film cameras, as I hate using glasses to take photos (the Hasselblad waist finder is an exception) so need to have some corrcet lenses for my favourite old cameras. Needless to say finding these things for my 50 year old Pentax Spotmatics, or my 35 year old Nikon F3's was a challenge, but this is Japan, you can find anything here if you know where to look. Hvaing secured 2 x diopters for my F3's I needed to take them out and see if it make a difference. These photos are from the roll of Fuji Astia I tried out. I think I can now focus much better, but with the Nikkor 50mm F1.2 AiS lens I use, focusing will often be a challenge even for those with good eyes. Yet again I was reminded what a wonderful film Astia really is (or was now) - such a shame it is discontinued. Maybe, just maybe, the rolls of Kodak E100VS I have will replace it - otherwise I will have to stick to Provia.

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A slightly creepy looking flower. I think I nailed the focus.

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Grass - steps leading up to the Ministry of Defence Research Labs on the Meguro River.

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Fabulous clouds - and a incinerator chimney on the Meguro RIver.

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Everywhere people put plants and pots. Tokyo is green in details.

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Sounds like good advice - evening in Nakameguro.

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A classic old bike - they don't make them like they used to you know.

© David Runacres 2014