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Subject: [Leica] [IMG] Nice day around Kagamizu
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 17:33:02 +0200
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Lovely, Peter. I was struck by how much the scenery reminded me of 
Switzerland or southern Germany, even some of the houses. Were it not for 
the Buddhas and the Japanese signs, I would never have guessed that it was 


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Jul 18, 2010, at 5:22 PM, Peter Cheyne wrote:

> It's been so hot and humid here this summer.  Recent weekends see me 
> staying in, lazy, with the curtains drawn until 2 or 3 pm.  By this time 
> my seven year old daughter near at her wits' end begs me to go out and 
> play.  So, I rustle up a late quick lunch, grab a camera, a lens or two, 
> and we go out for the rest of the day.  This is our too-hot-summer weekend 
> routine.
> Today I put her on the back of my bicycle and cycled to the river.  I 
> brought my Canon film EOS and 400/2.8 (not an easy rig to balance on a 
> bicycle shopping basket) with 2x converter to photograph some birds while 
> she made friends with other kids cooling their legs in the river.  On my 
> 10th shot, I caught some real beauties, you should have seen them, but 
> then I realized that there was no film in the EOS body (I wanted to shoot 
> slide instead of digi, and thought I put film in the old EOS last night).  
> I had my daughter's Canon S90 in my pocket, so I took some photos of her 
> by the river, then of a river shrimp that some other kid's dad had fished 
> out. As we were about to get back on the bicycle, Maria noticed a rainbow 
> on a stone, cast by sparkly plastic on the cycle spoke.
> Back home for a few minutes, I replaced the heavy, long lens rig with my 
> M8 and 35 asph 'cron and headed out again.  Where in the world did my 
> angel want to go, the sky's the limit?  MacDonalds, of course.  One Happy 
> Meal later and we rode to the local play-park where we whizzed off some 
> extra energy.
> On the way back home we saw some interesting clouds, some buddhas in a 
> barn, sunflowers, and a beautiful magenta-pink lily.  Yes, I did have the 
> IR-cut filter on my M8's lens.   Back home in Kagamizu Village we saw some 
> pretty sunset scenes with mists rising from the forested hills.  I 
> squeezed these moments into a 23 second slideshow, but at least a couple 
> of photos should be removed from the set, and I can't choose which.
> One pair, towards the end, is of a house the other side of a stream 
> valley, surrounded by forest hills and a sunset.  I took it in portrait 
> and landscape aspects and can't decide which I prefer, although the 
> portrait version shows the stream better.
> Slideshow:
> Thanks for looking,
> Peter Cheyne
> (Any C&C, including which photos to drop, welcome)
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