Another newly acquired

Last weekend I made an impulsive purchase of the Leica Elmarit 90mm F2.8. Then in the following days I received another glassware that I had ordered before that. I headed out to the street after work for test shoot. What is this new guy like?

INDUSTAR-61L/Z-MC 50mm/f2.8 Macro

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Photo walk with Leica Elmarit 90mm F2.8

Summer is almost here. Some days my eyes open at 4am with either crows screaming at the tree tops, or old people chatting during their morning walk. Or simply because the morning sun brightens up the sky outside while my curtain is left open over night to let breeze in. It is crazy Japan does not take up daylight saving. With so many hours of day light, not even the train is operating. Even on a Sunday morning I woke up so early. Normally I would just roll around in bed or go back to sleep. But today I jumped out of bed, hardly able to wait for the day to start. By the time I had enough of image making for the morning it was just after 7am. Since when I let go of the Roadster, it may be the first time I was so eager to get the day started.

Leica Elmarit 90mm F2.8

Leica Elmarit 90mm F2.8

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Tsukiji Wholesale Market ‘Tokyo’s Kitchen’

This month, the friendly bunch of the ‘old lens club’ organised a visit to a festival at the shrine next to the old wholesale market. This is the last of the annual festival before the market is relocated to another part of Tokyo before the year’s end. My father used to run a family business in a market of this kind in Osaka. So it was with this sense of nostalgia I got to walk around the old market just as they closed up for the week on Saturday afternoon.
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Instagram: short trip back to Melbourne (Part II)

It was only a week that I got to spend in my old favourite ‘home away from home’ of Melbourne, but that was enough to keep my sensors wide open, have the camera ready and snap away whatever caught my mind’s eye.

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Instagram: short trip back to Melbourne (part I)

For the first time in 2 years since I left Melbourne, my ‘home away from home’, I was back for a quality time with my friends. But first, I had a stop-over in Sydney. Just a day in the office with colleagues there, then a night in a room with a view.

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visual diary – Wonderful Life by Black

Drizzling rain almost audible outside my flat windows. First thing in the morning, this is just right for my mood while still in bed. Now looking closely for the first time maybe, at least since I got more into photography, I realise first the striking use of strong contrast monochrome, but then probably 3 very distinctively different style of photography -almost chaotic combination in one sequence.

Head out to another day of Wonderful Life!