Saturday, January 4, 2014

the brownie!

Some cool photo ideas images:

the brownie!
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Image by DraconianRain
this is a vintage 1950s camera sent to me by my friend Diane. Its a square format Kodak brownie hawkeye camera, and I have, in my own style, made a 35 mm film adapter for it. the camera is totally manual, with a fixed meniscus lens. One has to instinctively wind the film. Since it doesn't have anything to rewind the film, I have to unload it in my room at 2 AM sans any lights!!
I realised I was winding it a bit too much, and wasting a lot of film, when I came across Chet4's technique... tried it out today morning... it works...! Thanks Diane and Chet! I am forever indebted to you for your cameras and fantastic Ideas!

No speed limits on the road to excellence
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Image by Shimal Ahmed (Fulhi)
Explored #301 (best position)

“Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart. And also It is important from time to time to slow down, to go away by yourself, and simply be.”

Camera: Nikon D40X (kit lens)
Exposure: 20.6
Aperture: f/13.0
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Program: Manual

Done With my idea + Kidd* ( )

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Aichi M6A1 Seiran
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Image by Chris Devers
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Aichi M6A1 Seiran (Clear Sky Storm):

Aichi chief engineer, Toshio Ozaki, designed the M6A1 Seiran to fulfill the requirement for a bomber that could operate exclusively from a submarine. Japanese war planners devised the idea as a means for striking directly at the United States mainland and other important strategic targets, like the Panama Canal, that lay thousands of kilometers from Japan. To support Seiran operations, the Japanese developed a fleet of submarine aircraft carriers to bring the aircraft within striking distance. No Seiran ever saw combat, but the Seiran/submarine weapons system represents an ingenious blend of aviation and marine technology.

This M6A1 was the last airframe built (serial number 28) and the only surviving example of the Seiran in the world. Imperial Japanese Navy Lt. Kazuo Akatsuka ferried this Seiran from Fukuyama to Yokosuka where he surrendered it to an American occupation contingent.

Transferred from the United States Navy.

Aichi Aircraft Company (Aichi Kokuki KK)


Country of Origin:

Overall: 460 x 1160cm, 3310kg, 1230cm (15ft 1 1/8in. x 38ft 11/16in., 7297.2lb., 40ft 4 1/4in.)

Physical Description:
Wings rotated back, folded back to lie flat against the fuselage. 2/3 of each side of the horizontal stabilizer also folded down, likewise the tip of the vertical stabilizer.