Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Blurred Lines

I don't think we need to always live in a world where everything is perfectly focused. Sometimes things get a little foggy, not everything is clear, the lines start to blur a little; that is life. This is why I've been doing a lot of photography with manual focus lenses on a digital camera.

Strolling along

If I can count the number of things in focus on one hand I'm living in the real world.

Maybe things are a little blurry because the streets are lined with bottles of sake.

One of those "the light just came on" moments.

They've got someplace to be.

Movers and waiters

The streets of Yokohama are best navigated on a mama-san bike

The sun shines brightly on the street where I don't live.

Das Volkswagen

I can clearly see that this is not clear. By-the-way, Tommy Oshima is the master of out-of-focus photography.

The ships come and the ships go carrying their passengers from port to port while we remain firmly rooted where we are.

(1) Children: they run, they stop, they run again.
(2) Adults: they work, they stop, they work again.

The iPhone will turn everyone into zombies.

The world beyond the screen of ones iPhone is filled with objects d' art.

Simplicity and beauty are everywhere; sometimes one need only to look up to find it.

When the lines begin to blur embrace it.

The moons around the painting

No wine, no life.

Who would have guessed how popular convenience stores would become? There's one on every corner and several in between.

The bag man

I call this "Untitled".

She's a friend of Nicky and Nicole.

One cool dude!

One more cool dude!

I told him, "man, you're preaching to the pigeons"

Some people see the crate as half empty...

Where everybody knows your name
And they're always glad you came
--Cheers

Another light bulb moment

The lunch hour rush is over.

She said goodbye, and that was that!

Days often begin the same way and they end the same way too; it's everything that goes on in between that makes up what we're all about.
 The winners laugh the losers cry; deal the cards the games not over

Thanks or stopping by!
Mike

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pieces of May - Images from the month of May

That's it, the pieces of May that I stumbled across as I wondered around the city this month with a camera in my hand.

For the car buffs there was an automotive exhibition at Aka-renga-soko featuring foreign and domestic cars. Some of the cars had some hefty price tags.

Anyone care to buy a Bentley?

Or perhaps a BMW?

I wonder if they'd let me take this Lamborghini out for a test drive?

Introducing the McLaren 650S Spider - I'm thinking... road trip!

This kind of event attracts a lot of people, both the haves and the have nots.

Care for an Alfa Romeo?

Sure, I'll take two!

All American Muscle!

Fortunately for my bank book I'm a walker.  Like this pack of Nordic walkers trekking through Yamashita park.

Every dog has it's day.  Taking her babies out for a stroll.

And, she's taking her babies out for a stroll too!

 Shopping street security keeping an eye on the crowd.

I call this "The Lady In Red".

A face in the crowd

I love her hand bag.

A set of 3:
(1) A woman alone with her thoughts.

(2) Where do they come from, where do they go?

(3) I guess we'll never know

May is all about flowers and Yokohama embraces them. There are flowers on every street corner.

The salary man
 The salary men

And, the Dandy.

Passing through the Bashamichi district is always a pleasure. This is a beautiful western style tree lined avenue. A perfect place to walk or sit in the shade of a tree.  

Enjoying the view of the city from on top of Osanbashi

Is he marching to the beat of a different drummer? Or, just marching to the company song?

Have camera will travel.

The Minatomirai distract with its wide open spaces coexisting with the concrete jungle

The X files - an alien visits Yokohama

This is a personal favorite of mine, the walk along the Ookagawa river.

The perfect place to walk along and enjoy your own company.

Of course one can only enjoy one's own company for so long and then it's time to find a bar and have a drink in the company of others - cheers!
Well, I hope you enjoyed these random images from the month of May and as always...
Thanks for stopping by!
Mike