Japan 2016

My wife and I were in Japan in November for a combined vacation and business meeting. What a fascinating country! We really enjoyed it all. People were friendly, the food was great, and there is such a rich cultural history to explore, even if we were handicapped by not knowing any of the language.

All photos were taken with a Leica M-A, Summilux 50 mm Asph., and Tri-X 400 or Portra 160.

Savannah, GA and Hilton Head, SC

Another trip, this time to Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is a beautiful city, filled with history, architecture, friendly people and Southern charm. It’s the location where the novel, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” was set, a novel that I am now reading. The older part of the city is laid out in a series of squares surrounded by houses, each square with its distinctive character. The Savannah River meanders slowly by the downtown area, and across the river is the state of South Carolina. We had time to make a brief trip to Hilton Head, SC, and the beach area there.


Pension Cut Protest

These were taken at a rally last weekend in St. Paul, MN to protest cuts in union members’ pensions. This is a really bad situation for these people who have retired, are mostly older, and are facing huge cuts in their promised pensions. More details on the story background are on the MPR website. This is story I want to follow up on later this year.

Leica M-A, Summilux 50 mm f/1.4 Asph., Ilford HP+ film. Click on thumbnails to enlarge images.


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