Had an absolutely amazing birthday! Thank you everyone for all the wonderful messages and presents!
Truly feel lucky to know so many amazing people.
I was at my elementary school on Friday, and they somehow heard through the grapevine that it was my birthday. They sang me the birthday song, and the teachers wrote me letters and everything. Love that school so much.
After school, some former colleagues invited me to do some running training at the local track, which I was stoked to do! It was intense (200m at 34s followed by 200m jog, x10) but great fun. Afterwards, they surprised me with coffee (made with a gas burner) and birthday cakes! So we had a small picnic in one of my favourite places in Tomioka! Such an awesome experience.
This weekend I had a Japanese exam, but I’m hoping I managed to reply to everyone without too much of a delay 😅
Thank you, once again! I’m a very lucky boy!
Tomioka Gunma Japan
1 387:30 PM Nov 30, 2018
When I get stressed, it's nice to have something to stop and shoot photos of. I MUST remember this. Handheld shot of a white rose with a yashica ml 50 1.4. I don't like to shoot over iso 100 unless I have to but this was at iso 400; my aperature was down at f11. Image quality to me at least is superb. The yashica lens does well rendering the curves. Capturing tiny changes in light as distance changes is hard. Contax lenses are known for their 3d effect owing to meticulous attention to creating great microcontrast detail.making a lens is part art and part science. Tons of computations and material choices are made but the subjective decision on what to emphasize in terms of correcting for 6 or 7 types of possible abberitions is very human. This is not a Contax lens but it's very close. It uses the same planar design that it's Zeiss counterpart does and was made in the exact same factory with, from many accounts, the same glass lens elements as the Zeiss Contax lens. . The lens inherits at least some of the Zeiss microcontrast goodness. I want to love what I get out of vintage lenses in general, but this is a totally modern 45 year old lens. Whats not to love . So.... Stress handled and back to work. 👍📷 #canon#tomioka#yashica#yashicaml#yashicalens#canon#canon5dmarkii#50mmf14#watertown#watertownma#massachusetts#blackandwhitephotography#ig_blacknwhite#ig_blackandwhite#igw_flowers#igw_blackandwhite#flowers🌸 #flowerpot#flowers_super_pics#flowers_shotz#flower_igers#flowerpower#rose#roses
8 2316:24 PM Nov 30, 2018
Tomioka Gunma Japan