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Even after completely immersed in the so-called civilization and the forefront of the medical technology, we still have the same body, which got million years old natural reaction to the situation.   When you were bitten by a mosquito or flea kind, you feel itchy and you scratch the skin = because your body needs the poison from insect to be dispersed, and decomposed.   When you caught cold, why you cough or sneeze, because your throat want something odd in there to be blown-out and in effect, the germ or virus may be removed.   So does the nose, started to snot to wash off there.  It is natural and that is what you are in ill.   You have to endure few days.

People may want to stop those symptoms and the pharmaceutical co. to cash in by selling the so-called medicine. —– but our body is naturally reacting to show those symptoms.  They are the indicator of the situation.  So that, to suppressing those symptoms, those medicine interfere our own resistance of the body.   And it’s tamper our immune system by destroying the bacterial balance in our guts (so-called guts flora).   Remember, we human being started to use those artificial medication only this modern era.   The more we use those medicine (chemical) the more we lose our natural balance (and get ill) = The more often you go to hospital, the more you pick up germ from other patient = and get ill.   Very funny.   😀

We’ve been made to believe that better to eat so-called healthy food etc, such as fresh vegetable or salad kind.      Yet strangely, our body can’t digest those raw vegetables.    Even worse, we eat those salad with salad oil.    The funny things were, those salad oil are much more unhealthier than a butter on a bread.     The food co. selling those salad oil saying they are healthy vegetable oil though, in reality, those so-called vegetable oil was extracted from such as rape seed, soy been etc (mostly cheapest palm oil)  using poisonous organic solvent, hexane and  to remove the hexane, the oil has to be processed under quite high temperature to evaporate hexane.    And while those oil was heated to high temperature, a byproduct, trance fatty acid was produced in the oil which is impossible to remove.   

Till decade ago, we were made to believe that the margarine made out of the vegetable oil is healthier than the animal butter though, suddenly the story was changed when people became aware of  those trans fatty acid in a margarine, people stopped to buy those margarine.    But in fact, salad oil contain more trans fatty acid than in a margarine.   Its mean, just eat the same old butter made out of milk is far more healthIer as we have been eating thousand of years.    And, eating those traditional food like our ancestor in those hundreds of years, is far  more natural to our human body.  

So, in general, it is better not to believe the sweet words of Company’s CM. = They just want to make money. —– And in my case, I’m not seeing any CM as I don’t have TV anyway, nor buying salad vegetables as I eat them cooked (mostly boiled) and buy no oil at all (except chinese chilly oil).   I’m not minding “healthy” kind of notion but simply spending minimum amount of money = so-called mean.  Hence I don’t get ill ( = No need of medicine = no chemical) nor creating bad fortune.

(There is the most interesting story/fact = one of the Japanese prefecture, Nagano, their people is showing the highest longevity in Japan, yet having least number of doctors par population, and only costing 2/3 of medical care — still consume twice amount of salt to others, since they don’t have a sea = all the fish they can get is salted.)   😀    This fact signifies that the dogma doesn’t work. = Dogma might be invented 30 years ago, but our body and its physiology is working million years long successfully.

(That is the beauty to live with the natural law of which the Buddhists call Dharma = as Dharma having its own equilibrium or so-called harmony within, there is no contradiction or break-down of the system.  So that, I only need to follow my nature without doing anything artificial.)  (And as I don’t drink, smoke or eat chocolate or meet with fancy ladies,  I use the leftover money to buy a fancy camera —– my not looks very natural though it wouldn’t harm anybody nor myself but making quite a fun.  This life style is natural to me. = I’m not living in any “ism” or ideology such as “eco” “veganism” kind = those ideas are all made-up in the imagination, even a delusion. )    😀

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Acacia seed pod — (1.5′ over 40 cm big)

While walking on the street, I found huge seed pod of Acacia.  May be no one would give a doubt that Acacia is a kind of bean.   Still, not so many people expect to see their seed pod in such a size.

I said huge though, this is not the largest I’ve ever seen.   I’ve seen the one got nearly 3′ / 90 cm big in Taiwan of which local people calls the Sword bean.  (On the photo, you can see the size in comparison to the Mangetout bean)  Still the size of the bean itself is even smaller than a soy bean. —– so, it creates a question why this Acacia seed pod evolved into such a size ?   In Africa where the tree was originated, the biggest enemy was a Giraffe kind.  If the seed was eaten by them before the seed matured, all the effort of Acacia became in vain.  But the grown up dry seed and the pod may not invite any animal who could spread the seeds away from the parent’s place.  —– What are they doing  ? ? ?

—– Nature must have much wiser idea than me.   😀

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ZM2 Lens – Spring Walk

First visitor here tonight was from USA, seeking Plum Flower.   So, I’ll show you many Cherry flowers, Plum Flowers.

You may not believe though, all those photos here were taken by just one lens,  (homemade ZM2 lens, on Nikon Z7 camera — ISO 100, AV setting)  Slight difference of the focus, the lens can produce quite different kind of image !

This plant called Japonica Japan was originated from Japan as its name suggests, and a cousin of Quince, or relative of Pear.   Incidentally, a name Nipponia Nippon which meaning is the same (Nippon is the formal name — Japan is a nick name after Marco Paulo) was for national birds Toki who has been nearly extinct and revived to about 150 now.

Ever cute Snow drop, Japanese name is Yukiwari-so (雪割草) which mean the flower who sprout out the snow !

I found this variety of cherry first time in this country.  Still no idea of its name.

And this is somewhat close to the plum. (But not Japanese Ume 梅 —– I don’t know why Ume didn’t come here.)

And this is Daphne —– somewhat related to Cloves though, the story was very complicated = lots of misunderstanding.  (You might have seen a furniture made by a wood called Mahogany but never know what its tree looks like.) 

Same as that, the wood for burning incense Agarwood 沈香 was a mystery to the Japanese for many hundreds of years, and people mistook this plant was related to Cloves 丁字 (hence Japanese misnamed this Daphne as 沈丁花---on both case the letter 丁 represents the shape of nails which is a shape of the Cloves as well and the smell of this flower is the same to the Cloves though) those plants are in fact totally different plant. 

Since Agarwood can be sold for very high price, the tree has been pushed to near extinction = now they are protected and the genuine wood is hard to come by, so that, there said to be a lots of fake in the market. ( = a wood dripped into an artificial incense was sold to the tourists.)

Crocus is a relative of the Saffron.  (So, don’t eat them)

(In fact, Daffodil is also poisonous — if you eat = Who eat ?)

I guess this cherry seems to be originated from Yama-zakura.  — but not sure of its multi-petal flowers.

So, it was a nice walk and shootings.

Those three photos were somewhat an extra.  I met Ms.S and Mr.M as a next door of one of the cherry flower’s place.  They got very fancy bicycle with motor. (And those photos were for them to copy from here)

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Go out with ZM2 Lens (First field test)

It’s a rare bright day.   And the spring is coming.  (Olegon Maple started flowering)

I didn’t know there was a gallery here. (but not open today ?)

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It’s hard to tell whether the aberration of this lens, ZM2 is coma or astigmatism ?  (The camera was Nikon Z7.)   Do you want to see this photo in normal sharp image ? I don’t think so.  This is what this photo should be.

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Is it an image from a dream or nightmare ?   Or, premonition ?

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The difference of those two was just a slight move of focus. (Since the DOF was so shallow, slight move suddenly makes the image collapse. )

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You might be wondering, how such hopeless lens can still makes decent image in the same time.  (That’s why I said peculiar and I like it very much.)   😀

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Peace to everybody.

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In Comparison — (D850/Z7/A7R)

Strangely it may sound though all those photos were taken on the same settings = AV, ISO 100, Shadow and -2 comp.  But the lens of top photo was Nikon mount Zeiss 18 mm F3,5 (at 5.6) on D850 and the photos below, the Left were Pentax 110 Auto 24 mm F2.8, the Right were So-called Omunifocus Fun lens about 28 mm F13.  The timings were as marked.  (despite the same Shadow setting, why the sky on this picture was not so orange was = that they changed the color so quick.)

And those photos were by a Nikon Z7 camera.  Left was Pentax 110 lens, Right was Fun lens.  See within 2 minutes, how quickly the sky changes.   By the way, camera was not stationed on a tripod but hand-held —— while changing the camera and the lenses, time fly.  (In comparison, Z7 can give clearer and clean image than A7R)

Those photos were by the Sony A7R camera.  Again Left was Pentax 110 lens, Right was Fun lens.  Note, in here right photo was the earliest photo among all those photos.  (seemingly, A7R gave the most orange shifted color) 

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Been watched ? ? ?

(This is the back screen of my D850 camera)

When I lived in the north London, on one of the hilltop.  From its window, I could see the horizon (in fact it was the hills of North downs / Rochester and Dover direction) and a New Year’s sunrise.   But now, here from a corner of south London I could only see the sunrise over the roofs.   Warse still, this year, I could only see the sun behind the cloud.  —– So, the first picture of the year was the cloudy sky.  Then I noticed that its number of the photo in the camera was 777/777.  Other than that fatal number of 8150, I’m not fussy the number like 666 or lucky 7 still, to see so many sevens, its reminds me the zincs of the Gurdian God is watching.   It might be a message of an encouragement for the New Year / This Year = since I still need to push the  2 complaints against the Council.    This sign looks very good ! 

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Fortnum & Mason’s Window 2018 taken by 3 kind of Lens

Three kind of lenses were used for those photos.  Looks normal straight lens was Ultra Wide Angle Lens (Sony 12~24mm F4 Zoom).  And if the image has dark surroundings it was by the Pentax 110 auto 24 mm F2.8 Lens.   If the image got heavy anastigmat aberration, it was by a homemade So-called Helicoid-B lens.

Some of you may not like though, never mind it wouldn’t kill you.

And I wish you a Happy New Year. 

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Simple Fact = the Truth

It is a simple fact, in our daily life, unless we intentionally think “I am”, we are living without a conscious of self. —– Do you walk while thinking “I am walking” ? Or, are you reading this script here while aware of “My eyes are following this, letter by letter and my brain is taking and understanding its meanings in” —– I don’t think so. You are just walking without knowing who is walking or who makes you to walk. So does, you have been reading this without knowing who IS reading. In deed, You or Your-SELF haven’t been existing as a conscious. That’s because such as SELF is nothing other than a product of the thinking, in other words, it was an intentionally created imaginal figure which is to assert or to demonstrate the ownership of “this person”. In fact it IS a part of one’s desire, Ego and the Greed. So that, such as the SELF, let alone Perpetual self could not exists as a reality. It’s mean, such as a reincarnation could never possible to occur simply because the subject, the SELF, whom to be reincarnated is not existing. How could it be ?

It IS so simple as a straight fact yet still because of it, it is very difficult to explain why. Quite a lot of Buddhists tried to explain though all of them only made a simple truth more complicated. Because of the authoritative attitude of those monks, who want to make their word looks great, they made up unnecessarily heavy theory such as Void or so on. The truth to be with Dharma is not necessarily heavy matter such as even a seed of dandelion can fly away.

Lord Buddha’s teachings were not complicated or theoretical, in order to any followers can grasp the truth by themselves. (not by understanding the complicated words or teachings but through their own observation on the practice = not believe the words but get it by yourself) —– Such as the earliest teachings of 4 noble truth, they were not a kind of complicated deep theory but the clear fact or simple human reality. That’s reality IS the very truth. Like we are here IS the Dharma.

So, when Lord Buddha pointed out the Point, it went straight into the mind of the followers almost like a lightening, the followers could get the truth at once. ( it made a legend and the tradition of the instant enlightenment.)

So, even now those monks still keep talking complicated words and the fantasy of heavens. —– can’t those people open their eyes to see such simple reality and the truth ?

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It’s a season — isn’t it ? ~ ~ ~ Oh, really !

——————————————————————————————  orz (the Sun is coming back)   😀


😀  😀  😀

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Then, the night was happened to be a full moon. (or, full moon ± a night or so) = Full moon on the Winter Solstice wasn’t too bad.

Many years ago, there was a Winter Solstice night party on the hilltop of the Cristal Palace park where used to be an anti-development protesters camp.  And as I was a kind of ex-hippie / a kind of anarchist / anti establishment activist etc, I joined the protesters.  Then, I became a fire-chief / axe-man preparing fire log etc and specialized to make something, repair the tools, sharpening knife etc. 

The said party was held few years after the camp was evicted by the 200 riot police and quite few ex-members came together to celebrate the night with big camp fire. Many of them brought their own music instrument = play music, sing a song etc etc = it was a beautiful night. (Air was very cold, fire was very hot — so and so)  😀

So-called protest camp was organized and kept by the loose membership who was a local activist, fun-loving anarchist, many escapee from the family / school,  drop out jobless etc etc.  In reality, half of them were almost professional protesters. (well-known expert in the treetop house, underground banker, scaffolding structure, electric wind generator, pedal power, organic toilet builder etc etc )  —– As the camp was supported by the local group etc, there always the supply of food and drink = somebody cook the meal and there are many tent, underground banker, treetop house to sleep = its a nice camping experience for a person who got tired of busy life, and a nice freedom away from the family for young people.

(I wouldn’t branding those young people just as a bad boys, bad girls who is seeking easy excitement.  Since I met quite few who came from a disfunctioned family, desperately seeking a listening ear and an advise while facing their turning point in their life. —– I’m sure, for some people, live together with very unusual people under very unusual circumstance, it must be a unforgettable experience / event, which would shape their later life.)   I also met the same faces from the Newbry-Bypass camp who loves free life while moving camp to camp.  (Same as the house boat people, living free without paying the tax. = Refuse to be entwined into the “System”)

As an ex-alpinist, there was no problem for me to sleep in a tent or tree-top house, still, I kept commuting while walking an hour go and back everyday, because eating hot cooked meal was OK but other than that, everything was too filthy especially a kind of sexual orgies was utterly out-of-question, regardless some of those young girls were quite pretty and friendly. —– So that the members said to be still thinking that I was an undercover, as I never touch the drag or girls, neither being a gay, or drink even a beer.   (People doesn’t like a clean person.  It seems that the comradeship developes out of sharing the dirty gilt.    😀  )

—– so, looking back the days, it’s a strange feeling “Are those people now in their 40s 50s and having square life with own family and kids ?” I would say, Or, Really ?

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Then the next (22nd) morning. = Multiple (x4) Pinhole saw the new sunrise.  orz   😀

Often, it is important to take a view outside of the main stream. —– You may say, main stream mean common sense though, quite often, so-called common sense has been manufactured by the media / the establishment / system.  And most of the case, the system operates by the criteria of efficiency / productivity, much more than a human needs .  But time to time, we can discover our real needs is not lay inside of the productive process by tinkering the broken “Product” = the life in the camp might have taught those young boys the way how to find the alternative which is much closer to our needs.  Then, to become parents, able to tell their kids, the way to live in their own way.

Really.  Is it better ? —– Why you chase “Better”? = It IS exactly the way to chase the efficiency / short cut.   Longer walk tells you more, and you see it on the day, you actually walked. (Like a details of the place to what you can see from the car.)

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110 Pentax 24mm Lens test

Considering the image size of the 110 Instamatic was 17x13mm, so that a lens for that camera could able to perform like this on the 35mm full size was rather amazing.  (In fact, inevitable corner fall off is creating even nicer atmosphere)

Such a small lens on a small mirrorless camera is very handy though, to be honest, such convenience makes rather casual attitude of the shooting, and often produce unsharp / blurred image.  I often create blurred image though, it was “when I intended” —– otherwise, it was nothing but a failure.  (another trouble was, that against such small lens, the shutter shock of A7R is comparatively big = tend to make blurred image) 

Such pictures may not have any artistic value still, if we could read the name etc. the details on the goods, there might be a bit more interest.

I wouldn’t pretend any meaning on those images, —– just an atmosphere.

And may be a kind of the test of the lens character.

This photo showed rather interesting phenomenon.  The center is not as sharp as its surroundings = the lens may be showing the curvature of the image.  —– But, I don’t believe such as like the Pentax made a lens having an image curvature.   This got to be what they intended =  intended what = to compensate the curvature of the film. 

I think, other than the Pentax design team, not many people has tested this lens on the camera other than the dedicated  Pentax 110 Auto  body.   Naturally,  the test on the 110 Auto was done by an Instamatic Caset film = which may have inherited curvature of the film though it has been compensated by the lens’ own image curvature.   It’s mean, nobody was able to notice the image curvature of this lens before.  (other than the very Pentax design team) —– How interesting.   😀

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