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Fire on base!

last night around 6pm, apparently a fire started in a structure right behind my work that was built in 1945. Went up in flames, and 24 hours later (time of my photos basically) they are still sifting through putting out embers. It was crazy. I just wish i was there for the actual fire, instead of just some smoke. would have made for much better pictures.
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and i couldnt help at this poor soul. using an on camera flash, in the day…so sad.
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January 21, 2009 Posted by | Japan, Photography | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The little things in life.

I must say, I do believe i am changing in some way. I am taking more time to do things i want to do, instead of what i have to do. Less of “it has to be done today” and more of, maybe later (not so much work, but things like my car, and stuff like that). Ive been spending much of my 3 years so far in japan balls out building cars. Im sure most of you that are reading this have seen them sometime or another, and if you haven’t, check out the flickr. Regardless, i have been reading Photography on the net much much more, and came across this thread…..Lighting thread and was inspired. I began building a softbox, got about half way done and started playing with it. I still dont have lights. I was only using the overhead light and an apollo diffuser on my 430ex. pictures are mediocre, but i dont care! I had fun with my birds, learned a bit about lighting, and above all….I had fun. Isn’t that what hobbies are all about? Food for thought for everything that gets stressed out over cars not working, pictures not turning out right, or anything else that can (and will) go wrong. Take life and roll with it.

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January 20, 2009 Posted by | Photography | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Canon 5d mark 2…..mine.

I finally found it in stock. I had it on order for about a week through an online store, but then i went looking a little loser to home. A few stores had the camera in excess of 3,000.00 (after yen to dollar conversion), but i decided to check Kitamura’s website. I couldnt believe what my eyes were telling me! They had it on sale for 250,000ish yen, which at 90 to 1 was like 2770 ish! Ebay has em for 2799 pus shipping, and they are only about a hundred less on B&H. So i decided to go for it, and let me tell you i am HAPPY about it!. Photo quality is awesome, and video is equally as cool. When i first heard about it, i thought it was a total novelty, but not anymore. AWESOME.

anyways, here are a few sample pics from today, and a Vimeo link to the HD video i made.
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pics i took today
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more on my flickr of course!

January 18, 2009 Posted by | Japan, Photography | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment