Approach to Haneda

"Approach to Haneda" Tokyo, 1998
“Approach to Haneda” Tokyo, 1998

I have Google Photos automatically upload/backup my photos folder, and its “Assistant” will make animations and movies from sequences of photos. I thought this animated gif created from some film scans was pretty cool. Back in 1998 I had just bought a motor drive for my Minolta X-700 and took it for a spin in Odaiba. That motor drive made the coolest sound!

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Day Trip Photos

"Tsunami Hazard" Atami, 1998
“Tsunami Hazard” Atami, 1998


A couple more photos from way back in 1998. I took a day trip to Atami and walked around the area, taking photos. Actually, I’m not sure exactly where this was, but I am pretty sure I walked around there one day on my own.

"City Stream" Atami, 1998
“City Stream” Atami, 1998

I loved taking these small solo trips. So fun to just explore and wander around the area. A leisurely day for sure. ☺️


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Today’s Photo

"The Morning Sky" Austin, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/900 sec, ISO200
“The Morning Sky” Austin, 2017


Today’s photo is of the sky this morning. It’s not a great picture, but I try to take at least a few photos every day. If nothing else, it keeps my muscle memory sharp! 🙂

I have been scanning in my old slide film from when I lived in Japan (1996-1999) and have been enjoying it quite a bit! I attribute the new-found enjoyment on my improved Lightroom skills. It’s a lot of fun recovering the images as best I can and it brings back a lot of good memories. I’m putting together an album of these images on Flickr so I’ll have them all in one location. Please take a look when you can!

Here are a couple recently edited photos:

"Ueno Station?" Tokyo, 1998
“Ueno Station?” Tokyo, 1998
"Station" Tokyo, 1997
“Station” Tokyo, 1997
"View from Odaiba" Tokyo, 1997
“View from Odaiba” Tokyo, 1997

I hope you had a nice Friday!


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Photo break

"Colorful Tokyo" Tokyo, 1997
“Colorful Tokyo” Tokyo, 1997

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today I decided to take a break from taking photos, but I did get a bit of inspiration this evening and scanned some of my old slides.

These photos were taken with either my Minolta X-100 or my Minolta α507si on Fujifilm Velvia or Sensia (I edited the scans in Lightroom). When I lived in Japan, I loved roaming the city snapping photos. I can only imagine how many photos I would have taken if good digital cameras existed back then!

Shooting film was really great though. I enjoyed it a lot. Loading the film, taking the time to make more deliberate photos, and the anticipation when the film is at the lab was all part of the fun. I doubt I will go back to film, but I’m glad I had the experience.

"Black and White" Tokyo, 2017
“Black and White” Tokyo, 2017

I hope you had a nice Thursday.


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