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Another roll down

Another roll down

I got a bit lazy and haven't been shooting film as much as I wanted lately so I have been making a concerted effort to shoot more film.   I am really pleased with the results I am seeing and just a few rolls later I am reminded why I love the look of film...  Another roll down and another loaded in my camera.    I am going to keep trying to shoot film while I work down my large stash I had built up. I got back last night from a short trip to Sydney Australia.   My commute home was rough.   I left my hotel at 2:45AM Japan time yesterday morning.   I had an early morning flight home as usual but due to lack of available flights I needed to be routed through Gold Coast.  After about a 4 hour layover in the Gold Coast Airport I flew to Tokyo.

It was a long week and I was glad to be back in Tokyo.   The one great thing about living in Japan is the place runs like clock work.  This is except of course when I am really tired after a very long week then my train is 20 minutes late and stops multiple times on the tracks on the way home.    Trains don't run 20 seconds late in Japan never mind 20 minutes.  I finally got home at 11:00PM after a brief taxi ride from Shinagawa Station.  21 hours is just too long of a commute within the region...

Thankfully I just have one more trip left the week after next through Singapore with a stop over in Sydney on my way back to Tokyo.  A fairly brutal final trip for the year - red eye Sunday to Singapore, red eye Thursday to Sydney, 7AM flight home on Saturday.   It's been a long year...

I write ShootTokyo on a blogging platform called Wordpress.  I really hate the latest version of Wordrpress.   Photos seem to upload in all sorts of mixed orders making it very difficult to get them in the right order for my posts.  I end up adding them one at a time now.  If anyone hit the same issue and found a plugin to work around the issue, please let me know.   Also comments seem to off my default and I missed enabled comments on post on this post and this post so if you wanted to leave a comment and couldn't please feel free to stop by again and leave one.

Before heading off to Sydney I got a chance to get out with my lovely wife Mayumi for a date in Ginza...

Today's configuration: Portra 160 film shot on a Leica M6-J with a 28mm f/2.0

Mayumi and Dave

Mayumi and Dave

Ginza

Ginza

I love that they close the streets in Ginza for people to be able to walk around.    It really is a beautiful place to walk around...

Ginza

Ginza

I like the look of the Red Apple logos for World AIDS Day...

Apple Ginza

Apple Ginza

I can't tell who is giving who the lesson...

Photography in Ginza

Photography in Ginza

The only bad part about walking in Ginza on the weekends is when you turn and then have to walk into the sun.   It is blinding...

Ginza

Ginza

I ran out early this morning...

Blog-11

Blog-11

To my favorite Post Office.  I love that the Meguro Post Office is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week or I would never be able to ship out my ShootTokyo T-Shirts...

Meguro Post Office

Meguro Post Office

All of the little Red delivery vans seem to be gray today.  Where are the red ones?   Where did these gray ones come from?   First the train and now this.   Something is off in the Matrix.  Alert the others...

Meguro Post Office

Meguro Post Office

Meguro Post Office

Meguro Post Office

I shipped out about 50 orders of shirts in the past 3 weeks and have another 15 or so I'll be shipping out at the end of the week when my next shipment of ShootFilm T-Shirts come in.  I can't believe I sold out of them completely in such a short time.   I have to admit it is a very cool shirt.  I pulled a few for myself when they first come in and I have to say I really like them.  Maybe it is time to make some ShootFilm buttons and stickers.  Anyways Thank You so much for all of you that ordered shirts.  I really appreciate the support for ShootTokyo!

Meguro Post Office

Meguro Post Office

I love how clean construction is in Tokyo and I love the carefully conned off garage... in case someone tries to navigate their car through the scaffolding.

Home Construction

Home Construction

More messages from our friendly neighborhood communists...

Communist posts in Tokyo

Communist posts in Tokyo

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

I'm still amazed this house hasn't been torn down.  It is in a very nice neighborhood.   There is trash piled up to the ceiling in there...

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

I was walking by Suzuki Yakitori and stopped to take a photo...

Suzuki Yakitori in Jiyugaoka

Suzuki Yakitori in Jiyugaoka

Suzuki-san came out to say Hi and asked why I am always photographing his shop.  I pulled out my iPhone and showed him ShootTokyo which he thought was pretty cool...

Suzuki Yakitori in Jiyugaoka

Suzuki Yakitori in Jiyugaoka

He posted for another shot for me...  I ended up printing a hand full of shots I have taken of him and his shop this year at Popeye and dropped them off to him this evening.   He thanked me with some Tsukune!  I think I'll be in the good graces of my local Yakitori Man for the foreseeable future.

I see lots of Yakitori in my future...

Suzuki Yakitori in Jiyugaoka

Suzuki Yakitori in Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Like I said... Clean construction.

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Thanks for stopping by today...

A creature of habit

A creature of habit

On the road again

On the road again

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