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Izumi's Diary Page 77      Monday 6 May 2013  
         
         
From My Eyes Only
 
         
     
 

Hello,

And today I hope you don’t think it is a boastful Izumi because of what I am about to explain to you.

As you know, and regular Diary Readers will have known for quite a while now, PEN and I walk the footpaths is search of Decisive Moments to capture and show you here. You will also have noticed that of late I have been digressing from that aim and walking down paths anew. But if you are still here and reading my words and looking at my happy photographs (with a nice warm cup of tea at hand, I hope) then I can assume that you do not mind that I deviate from time to time.

Where is all this leading? Well, from time to time, and not only when I am out walking, I come across something that I think makes a very, very happy photograph and which does not necessarily fit into my footpath walkings or my current optical observations or obsessions.

So I have decided that from time to time I shall have a page for these photographs so I do not have to worry about fitting them in elsewhere and they can be enjoyed purely for their own merits.

 
     
         
         
 
 
 
Lonely Postbox
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 25mm, 1/6 sec, f/4.5, 200 ISO, 50mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

This happy photograph above was the one that started my observing all the bicycles that are on the streets by themselves early in the morning. But I find something Parisian and calming about it and so it qualifies for this page.

 
     
     
         
 
 
 
Worm's Eye View
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-42mm, 1/160 sec, f/7.1, 200 ISO, 60mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

I always go out a-walking in my search for Decisive Moments (I’m pretty sure that there aren’t any lurking around the house) but in this case all I had to do was walk out the back door and look up. Could I call this Domestic Serendipity?

This extra-happy photograph is dedicated to my friend Isabelle who found something she really liked in it when she saw it.

 
     
     
         
 
 
 
Shelter
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 75mm, 1/200 sec, f/2, 200 ISO, 150mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

And one stormy morning when I came downstairs I saw these pigeons on the back door sheltering from the rain. I quietly crept back upstairs and got PEN (luckily he was awake) and put the fast 75mm lens on him and went back downstairs where I managed to capture this happy photograph before they became affrighted and flew off.

This extra-happy photograph is also for my friend Vannie, who has a special fondness for photographs in black and white.

 
     
     
 

So this is a short page as far as happy photographs goes but I think these ones are a little bit special and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed capturing them and processing them (with a nice warm cuppa to hand) to show you here.

That’s all this time. Please stay well and happy.

Your friend,

Izumi.                                                                                                                                                        

 
     
     
 
 
 
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