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President Maya Mayor Demands Diplomatic Decorum: "No More Buffoonery Abroad"

Amid a rising tide of international incidents involving Columbiqashian ambassadors, President Maya Mayor has announced decisive measures to restore the nation’s diplomatic reputation. This comes after several ambassadors were embroiled in scandals, including drunk driving, fist fights, and even an attempted murder of a Brancalandian Member of Parliament.

"The solution is quite simple," stated the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who attempted to smooth over the situation with his Brancalandian counterpart. "Why don’t we simply fire any ambassador who acts like a buffoon? We obviously can’t have our diplomats acting like spoiled children and besmirching our good name. We must replace them with the most upstanding members of society. Problem solved!"

Despite the minister's straightforward proposal, tensions escalated when the Brancalandian Foreign Minister, incensed by the attempted murder of his compatriot, demanded the complete revocation of diplomatic immunity for all ambassadors. "That still doesn’t change the fact that your ambassador tried to kill one of our MPs!" he retorted, initiating a slap fight with the Columbiqashian Foreign Minister. "No person should be above the law! To make it fair, we wouldn’t complain if you also took away immunity from all of the foreign diplomats in Columbiqash."

Amid the fracas, Megan Carpenter, Columbiqash’s former ambassador to Tasmania, interceded. "Being a diplomat is so stressful," she lamented. "You send us off to these dangerous hellholes all across Forest. Is it any wonder that some of us snap? Our job is to promote the nation’s interests and help find new allies. We need diplomatic immunity to ensure our safety as national envoys, guarantee our freedom of movement, and maybe let off some steam on the weekends. I think a little international embarrassment is a small price to pay for that."

The debate also drew input from Stephen Holt, an infamous nationalist and staunch xenophobe. "Ambassadors! Bah! Who needs them?" he questioned, delivering a salute that made everyone in the room uncomfortable. "This compulsive need to learn about other countries or grant their diplomats safe passage is very un-Columbiqashian. We’d be much better off keeping to ourselves and not having to worry about these damn foreigners or their opinions on how we conduct our business."

Adding a touch of irony, Atticus Perez, the Minister of Sycophancy, mused, "Diplomatic immunity, you say? Why should this just be limited to ambassadors? It seems to me that if anyone deserves immunity, it’s you. You’re practically a god to these people anyway. You should be able to do whatever you want."

President Maya Mayor, siding with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, emphasized the importance of maintaining diplomatic decorum. "Many friends and relatives of President Maya Mayor have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations," she noted. "But that doesn’t give them carte blanche to act recklessly. We must hold our ambassadors to the highest standards of conduct. There will be no more buffoonery abroad."

As Columbiqash navigates this diplomatic minefield, the government’s stance is clear: While maintaining the tradition of diplomatic immunity, there will be zero tolerance for misconduct. Ambassadors will be expected to uphold the dignity and honor of Columbiqash at all times, or face immediate dismissal.

The international community watches closely as President Mayor takes steps to bring Columbiqashian diplomacy back in line with global expectations, ensuring that the nation’s representatives are both respected and respectable.



Guide Dogs Demand Better: Government Websites Flunk Accessibility Test

In a shocking revelation, the Columbiqashian government’s website has been found woefully lacking in accessibility, failing to meet even the most basic guidelines. The report highlighted egregious oversights, including a requirement for deaf users to watch a fifteen-minute video with no subtitles to be eligible for government support. Disability rights groups are up in arms, demanding immediate reforms.

“This is degrading!” shouted disability advocate Elijah Pong, as he maneuvered his wheelchair to the microphone. “Government should be designed for everyone, regardless of ability. We need to make sure that all taxpayer-funded websites are accessible for people with disabilities. How can we move forward when we leave our most vulnerable behind?”

Pong’s passionate plea was met with a cacophony of opinions from the political arena.

“Why stop there?” queried Communications Minister and keyboard warrior Kendall Wiggum, furiously typing on her phone as she stepped forward. “Plenty of websites are terrible for people with disabilities. We need to establish a new internet regulator to ensure that everything on the web is accessible! Plus, it will give me — um, I mean, the government — greater control over what can go online. What’s not to love?”

In stark contrast, Information Technology spokesperson Patrick Dixon decried further government intervention. “No way,” he asserted while attempting to delete the browser history on his laptop. “I’m sick of Big Government wasting our tax money and regulating every minute of our lives. Government websites should just redirect people to the vastly superior options available from the private sector — and don’t you dare interfere with private websites if you value free speech! Without the need for an army of government IT dorks, us ordinary citizens should be able to get a decent tax cut.”

The debate took an unexpected turn when President Maya Mayor’s grandmother, who had nimbly evaded the staff from her nursing home, offered her perspective. “My dear, you mustn’t forget those of us who suffer from macular degeneration and other age-related disabilities,” she interjected. “How are we supposed to access government services if we can’t even read the blasted computer screens? Why not just go back to in-person service, with government offices in every town? We don’t need none of this fancy computer stuff. Some good ol’ fashioned pencil-pushing would do Columbiqash some good.”

President Maya Mayor has sided with Elijah Pong, committing to immediate action to make government websites accessible to all citizens. “Guide dogs for the blind have been seen using government websites,” Mayor quipped, “but we need to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their abilities, can access essential services without barriers.”

The President’s commitment marks a significant step towards inclusivity, with promises of swift improvements and a more accessible digital future for all Columbiqashians.



Sign Here to Stay: Columbiqash Welcomes Tourists as New Citizens

As tourists continue to flock to Columbiqash in record numbers, the influx has sparked a heated debate among citizens and officials. Concerns over rowdiness and privacy invasions have led to calls for measures to slow the booming tourism industry. Opinions are sharply divided on how to address the issue.

“This is getting a bit extreme,” says Boromir Targaryen, wearing historically accurate peasant garb, down to the curly-toed shoes. “Our everyday lives are becoming spectacles for the world! I can’t even trim my petunias without a dozen tourists snapping pictures of me - without my consent mind you! Our nation’s first priority should be to protect its citizens. We need to start scaling back our tourism industry for the sake of our privacy.”

Targaryen's plea was met with even more extreme views. “That’s not going far enough!” shouts conservative extremist and rabid patriot Gretel Castro. “These damn foreigners are corrupting our culture. They demand that we feed them their type of food, that we make accommodations for them, that... that... we change what WE are just for THEIR sake! This isn’t their country. They weren’t born here. They don’t work their fingers to the bone for this country, and they sure as hell don’t belong here! I say we chase all of these foreigners out of Columbiqash!”

On the other end of the spectrum, Luigi Huffington, CEO of the Barriot hotel chain, sees an opportunity. “You’ve got to be joking!” he exclaimed. “These tourists are bringing money in by the boatloads. Tourism is the backbone of our economy. Scale back tourism? If anything, the government should be encouraging more tourism. Open up some theme parks, advertise our world famous aged cheddar gift baskets - anything that will attract more tourists, or more importantly their wallets! With a little government funding, we could become the must-see country in Forest!”

Offering a more long-term perspective, Sabina Plantagenet, the Minister of Population Growth, proposed an innovative solution. “That’s too short-sighted,” she countered. “Why should we work so hard to keep them here for a two-week vacation when we can convince them to move here instead? Think about it, we throw up some housing developments around tourist hubs, air some commercials about how easy it is to become a citizen, and BAM! we’ve got an influx of new, taxable citizens.”

President Maya Mayor has decided to back Sabina Plantagenet’s proposal, endorsing the idea of turning tourists into permanent citizens. “Tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens,” President Mayor stated. “By encouraging these visitors to make Columbiqash their home, we can benefit from a continuous influx of new citizens contributing to our economy and culture.”

This decision marks a significant shift in Columbiqash’s approach to tourism, potentially transforming short-term visitors into long-term residents. The government plans to roll out initiatives to promote citizenship among tourists, ensuring that Columbiqash remains a vibrant and prosperous nation.



Fair Play for Parents: Joint Parental Leave Proposed to Prevent Family Feuds

A coalition of working parents in Columbiqash has sparked a heated debate with their petition to extend maternity leave laws to include new fathers. The proposal aims to address issues of fairness and equality, but not everyone is on board with the idea.

“What is this madness?” splutters well-known conservative Cho Ford. “Think of the cost! And have you ever seen a man breastfeeding a newborn baby? I think not! You can’t change basic biology by throwing footprints at it - this is one area where the women just have to face the facts.”

In stark contrast, Herschel McAlpin, a well-known egalitarian, passionately argues for equality. “Offering different lengths of parental leave based on sex is discrimination!” McAlpin yelled, pounding on the desk. “And it also disadvantages gay couples. Why shouldn’t a lesbian mother have time off when her partner gives birth? I say we offer both parents six months of fully paid leave, regardless of sex. It’s pricey, but it’s the only way to be fair. Oh, and parents who’ve just adopted can have it too.”

Minister for the Family Megan Sorin proposes a middle ground. “I agree that we can’t discriminate against gay and adoptive parents,” she said. “But there’s a limit to how much of a burden we can place on employers. How about offering, say, six months of joint parental leave, and letting the couple divide it up how they want? That way families can find a solution that suits them, without costing the country too much.” President Maya Mayor has thrown her support behind Sorin's proposal, emphasizing that "unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave."

From the business sector, the response has been predictably harsh. “Are you trying to cripple our economy completely?” implored Steve Bouvier, CEO of Money-Grabbers Ltd. “If people have children, that’s their own lookout! If you can’t afford to take time off work to raise your spawn, whose fault is that? All parental leave should be banned! We’re not heartless bastards, though. Of course momma can take a sick or vacation day, or maybe even two!”

An intriguing alternative was quietly suggested by one of President Mayor’s advisers. “There is another way, you know. Young children need to be taken care of during the workday, but not necessarily by their parents. What if the government provided daycare for all kids until schooling starts? Parental leave would cease to be an issue. Of course, it’d cost a lot to take care of everyone’s kids, but I think it’s worth it to allow parents to work full-time guilt-free.”

As the debate rages on, President Maya Mayor has endorsed Megan Sorin’s proposal for joint parental leave, highlighting the flexibility it offers to families while addressing concerns of discrimination and financial burden. By allowing parents to share six months of leave, Columbiqash aims to create a fairer, more balanced approach to parental leave, ensuring that all families can thrive without the stress of deciding who gets to take time off.

This decision marks a significant step towards gender equality and family support in Columbiqash, setting a precedent for other nations to follow. The government plans to implement the new policy in the coming months, with a focus on minimizing the impact on businesses while maximizing support for working families.



City Declares Rolling Markets Derail Commuter Comfort, Ban on Train Vendors Imminent

In response to mounting complaints from daily commuters, President Maya Mayor has announced plans to ban all unofficial vendors from the nation’s trains. The decision follows intense debate surrounding the impact of these vendors on public transport.

"These people are annoying and outrageous," screamed Kanye Rasputin, a frustrated commuter who spends his daily ride fending off persistent sellers. "I ride the metro every day to go to work, and I’m constantly harassed by these noisy vendors! I have to yell down my phone so my clients are able to hear what I’m saying. You have to ban all vendors from trains immediately!"

However, not everyone shares Rasputin's view. Freelance vendor Palutena Xiaoping, a regular fixture on the metro with her box of ROTS® crackers, staunchly defended her right to sell. "I sell dem crackers on trains and buses every day, and dat’s how I make a livin’! People buys dem too, so clearly they wants me there! I reckon dem government should get outta’ the way and let people earn a few footprints." Xiaoping even offered a sample during the meeting, waving a small bag of crackers in President Mayor's face.

Adding another layer to the debate, the Minister of Finance, arriving late and frazzled, proposed a compromise. "We must acknowledge that a sizeable portion of some citizens’ incomes comes from these entrepreneurial activities, but equally, we should have some level of regulation by selling official retail licenses, which in turn will boost the national treasury. After all, we deserve our share. These are free samples, yes?" He promptly helped himself to a bag of crackers before exiting.

Ultimately, President Maya Mayor sided with Rasputin and the frustrated commuters. "City workers have declared that rolling markets aren't good for business after all," she stated. "The constant interruptions and noise are a detriment to the commuting experience, and it’s time to take action for the benefit of our citizens."

The ban, set to take effect next month, will prohibit all unauthorized sales on public transportation. Enforcement measures will include increased patrols by transit officers and substantial fines for those caught violating the new regulations.

While the decision is likely to be celebrated by commuters who cherish their quiet time, it raises concerns about the economic impact on those who rely on these mobile markets for their livelihood. As the government prepares to roll out this new policy, the debate between commuter comfort and entrepreneurial freedom continues to echo across Columbiqash.

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Oh wow, we actually hit Mk 2 now! At least, I can't add to the first one anymore, so I reckon that was what happened! Without further ado, and hey, what better way to start off on the new adventures... I present to you all...

Valentine Z's Photography Adventures - Mk. 2

As some of you can tell by now, I do a lot of photography in my free time! Almost all the time it is a hobby thing - there were times when I do take photos with my family, or friends... and even then, I would not receive any money from it*. Not that I want to, actually. I do this for fun first and foremost, and being able to hone my skills just by taking a lot of photos have been nothing short of fantastic! And hey, you're your own boss in a hobby. I get free reign on where I want to go, and where I want to take shots!

* If in the event that I entered a photo for a competition with actual money involved, I will NOT be using NationStates to promote or involve it in any way, and will not tell about the contest until it's over.

My current equipment:
- Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.
- LG V60.
- DSLR first and foremost - Nikon D850, attached with 24-105 mm Sigma Lens, full-frame.
- Unfortunately, my D5100 has nearly kicked the bucket, thank you for serving for these 13 years.
- Sony AXP-35 (a camcorder, might do some little shorts, too).

WARNING: Photos are extremely large and might drain your data. Might be slow too! Each photo, unless panoramas or cropped, is typically 5-25 MB big. Please make sure you have unlimited / more-than-enough data before opening.

1 - How are you today - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850, ISO 18000, f/8.0, 1/80 sec, 24 mm

2 - Meet the cast (Fear behind) - 2447 x 1913 - Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, ISO 62, f/1.7, 1/4 sec, 24 mm

3 - Spinning - 3481 x 2015 - Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, ISO 32, f/1.7, 1/2 sec, 24 mm

4 - Promotion - 3984 x 2984 - Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, ISO 311, f/2.4, 1/20 sec, 67 mm

5 - White and Purple - 4064 x 3044 - Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, ISO 32, f/3.4, 1/110 sec, 111 mm

6 - Hot Afternoon - 4060 x 3041 - Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, ISO 12, f/1.7, 1/2000 sec, 24 mm

7 - City and Nature - 4064 x 3044 - Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, ISO 32, f/3.4, 1/500 sec, 111 mm

8 - Hairs - 4064 x 3044 - Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, ISO 63, f/3.4, 1/50 sec, 111 mm

9 - Red and Green - 3044 x 4064 - Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, ISO 685, f/3.4, 1/50 sec, 111 mm

10 - Serenity - 4054 x 3037 - Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, ISO 12, f/1.7, 1/500 sec, 24 mm

11 - Clear Day - 4064 x 3044 - Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, ISO 12, f/1.7, 1/950 sec, 24 mm



1 - Royal Park Tiger - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/5.0, 1/25 sec, 28 mm

2 - A Fierce Battle - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 90, f/5.0, 1/60 sec, 75 mm

3 - Raise Your Flags - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/11.0, 1/40 sec, 58 mm

4 - The View from Osaka Castle - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/20.0, 1/125 sec, 82 mm

5 - Lots of Boiling Water Needed - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 560, f/8.0, 1/60 sec, 24 mm

6 - Cup Noodle, an Art Form - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/60 sec, 105 mm

7 - The History - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/60 sec, 38 mm

8 - Meticulous Preparation - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/8.0, 1/60 sec, 82 mm

9 - More History - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/60 sec, 24 mm

10 - Now on Sale - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/8.0, 1/60 sec, 24 mm

11 - Grand Entrance - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 64, f/20.0, 1/60 sec, 42 mm

12 - Wishes of Everyone - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1400, f/10.0, 1/100 sec, 35 mm

13 - Fushimi Inari Shrine - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/10.0, 1/100 sec, 24 mm

14 - A Nice View - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 90, f/4.0, 1/1600 sec, 75 mm

15 - Cameo from Cone - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 900, f/8.0, 1/60 sec, 24 mm

16 - Cat - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1100, f/6.3, 1/200 sec, 105 mm

17 - Meow - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/10.0, 1/200 sec, 105 mm

18 - Divine - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 560, f/10.0, 1/200 sec, 24 mm

19 - MeowMeow - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/10.0, 1/200 sec, 95 mm

20 - Peaceful - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 64, f/10.0, 1/200 sec, 24 mm


21 - Divinity - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/10.0, 1/500 sec, 24 mm

22 - The Arches - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 220, f/6.3, 1/200 sec, 24 mm

23 - Crowded - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 72, f/6.3, 1/200 sec, 24 mm

24 - Signs - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 125, f/13.0, 1/200 sec, 105 mm

25 - A Long Way Up - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 90, f/10.0, 1/200 sec, 35 mm

26 - Garage Art - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/4.0, 1/400 sec, 24 mm

27 - Towering Beauty - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/14.0, 1/200 sec, 35 mm

28 - Looking from afar - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 31, f/13.0, 1/80 sec, 32 mm

29 - Fortune and Prayers - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 50, f/9.0, 1/100 sec, 24 mm

30 - Adorableness - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/8.0, 1/40 sec, 24 mm

31 - Walkable Streets - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 31, f/8.0, 1/125 sec, 28 mm

32 - Unexpected Timing - 5116 x 8175 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/13.0, 1/500 sec, 68 mm

33 - Street of Kitchenware - 8202 x 5468 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/13.0, 1/640 sec, 24 mm

34 - The Perfect Shot - 5395 x 8092 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 80, f/10.0, 1/320 sec, 75 mm

35 - Chopsticks, their art form - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/60 sec, 90 mm

36 - He watches - 5489 x 8234 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/22.0, 1/1250 sec, 28 mm

37 - Rules and Regulations - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 80, f/5.0, 1/2000 sec, 82 mm

38 - Crossing - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/13.0, 1/640 sec, 58 mm

39 - Busy Afternoon - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/13.0, 1/500 sec, 75 mm

40 - Bic Camera - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/13.0, 1/160 sec, 24 mm


41 - Nice little village - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 320, f/8.0, 1/160 sec, 48 mm

42 - Fuji Q - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/14.0, 1/160 sec, 24 mm

43 - Tall and High - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/14.0, 1/640 sec, 24 mm

44 - Twists and Turns - 14718 x 4342 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/22.0, 1/125 sec, 24 mm

45 - Rail Crossing - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/13.0, 1/250 sec, 24 mm

46 - Even Manholes are Art - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/13.0, 1/250 sec, 42 mm

47 - Don't get injured! - 4027 x 2384 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/13.0, 1/125 sec, 105 mm

48 - The Start of Fuji Shots - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/11.0, 1/2000 sec, 52 mm

49 - Nice and clear Mt. Fuji - 8247 x 5491 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 31, f/11.0, N/A, 42 mm

50 - Snail Chilling - 4447 x 2965 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/16.0, 1/15 sec, 82 mm

51 - Tranquility - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/10.0, 1/320 sec, 24 mm

52 - Little Village Home - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/20.0, 1/50 sec, 24 mm

53 - Trees and Mt. Fuji - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/11.0, 1/250 sec, 24 mm

54 - Another Grand Entrance - 8203 x 5469 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/11.0, 1/500 sec, 35 mm

55 - The View from Arch - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/11.0, 1/400 sec, 68 mm

56 - Landmark - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/11.0, 1/250 sec, 105 mm

57 - Welcome to Fuji Q - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 320, f/20.0, 1/320 sec, 24 mm

58 - Don't lose anything! - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/60 sec, 105 mm

59 - Fortune Under Maintenance - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/320 sec, 24 mm

60 - Lovely Clear Skies - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/320 sec, 24 mm


61 - Flower Ferris Wheel - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/320 sec, 58 mm

62 - Ninja Village - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/80 sec, 35 mm

63 - Ninja Village Part 2 - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/160 sec, 35 mm

64 - Hop Around - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/125 sec, 52 mm

65 - Banners - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/250 sec, 42 mm

66 - What're you reading there - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/50 sec, 105 mm

67 - Ready to Strike - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/320 sec, 58 mm

68 - Metal and Rock - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/14.0, 1/640 sec, 95 mm

69 - Colorful - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/14.0, 1/250 sec, 24 mm

70 - Physics at its best - 4824 x 1716 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 125, f/10.0, 1/160 sec, 105 mm

71 - From the top of the Ferris Wheel - 7568 x 4366 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 125, f/20.0, 1/100 sec, 42 mm

72 - Fuji from Ferris Wheel - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 125, f/11.0, 1/500 sec, 105 mm

73 - Swing and Fling - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 125, f/11.0, 1/400 sec, 82 mm

74 - PaniClock - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/22.0, 1/250 sec, 24 mm

75 - Back to Ninja Village - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/13.0, 1/160 sec, 24 mm

76 - Thomas Themed - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/125 sec, 24 mm

77 - Where to, narrator says - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/400 sec, 24 mm

78 - Nice Fuji Shot Again - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/1600 sec, 62 mm

79 - Garden Window - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/1000 sec, 24 mm

80 - Flowers Abound - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/320 sec, 58 mm


81 - Windy and Clear - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/10.0, 1/1000 sec, 62 mm

82 - Colorful Flowers - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/22.0, 1/80 sec, 35 mm

83 - Windy - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/22.0, 1/160 sec, 58 mm

84 - Assortment - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/20.0, 1/50 sec, 24 mm

85 - Photogenic Garden - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/22.0, 1/80 sec, 24 mm

86 - A lot of soil - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/22.0, 1/125 sec, 24 mm

87 - Window to Fuji - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/22.0, 1/80 sec, 52 mm

88 - Pink Flowers - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/14.0, 1/100 sec, 62 mm

89 - Blue Flowers - 7925 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/22.0, 1/160 sec, 58 mm

90 - Field and Mountain - 8092 x 5395 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/22.0, 1/250 sec, 24 mm

91 - Beautiful Day - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/14.0, 1/320 sec, 48 mm

92 - Purple Flowers - 5504 x 4036 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/320 sec, 105 mm

93 - Looking their best - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/320 sec, 105 mm

94 - Wonderland Portal - 5253 x 7433 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/1250 sec, 24 mm

95 - Cluster - 3304 x 2166 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/640 sec, 105 mm

96 - Wavering - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/400 sec, 75 mm

97 - Minicars - 4018 x 2107 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/800 sec, 90 mm

98 - Goodbye for now - 8071 x 5381 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/250 sec, 58 mm

99 - Metropolis - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1600, f/8.0, 1/1600 sec, 24 mm

100 - Night Life - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 2000, f/4.0, 1/400 sec, 24 mm

101 - Fish Market - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/22.0, 1/80 sec, 24 mm

102 - Crowded - 8224 x 5483 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 125, f/10.0, 1/500 sec, 24 mm

103 - Bridge - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 125, f/10.0, 1/500 sec, 24 mm

104 - Colorful Poster - 7831 x 5221 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/640 sec, 62 mm

105 - Ginza Street - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 320, f/8.0, 1/1000 sec, 42 mm

106 - Trees and Glass - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/10.0, 1/320 sec, 32 mm

107 - Open Road - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/800 sec, 24 mm

108 - View from Top - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/400 sec, 24 mm

109 - Missing (Dropped on the floor) - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/60 sec, 24 mm

110 - Shop and Relax - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/1000 sec, 24 mm

111 - Relax even more - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/125 sec, 24 mm

112 - Color Criss-Cross - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/11.0, 1/30 sec, 24 mm

113 - Somewhere to be - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/11.0, 1/1000 sec, 48 mm

114 - Patterns - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 31, f/10.0, 1/80 sec, 24 mm

115 - Aisan (and the most expensive transport) - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/10.0, 1/100 sec, 24 mm

116 - Akihabara - 8230 x 5487 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/640 sec, 24 mm

117 - Raise your sword - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/7.1, 1/60 sec, 105 mm

118 - For every hobby - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/11.0, 1/2500 sec, 24 mm

119 - Vast Tech Stores - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/8.0, 1/500 sec, 24 mm

120 - Brands - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/8.0, 1/1250 sec, 24 mm


121 - Nice Evening - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/8.0, 1/400 sec, 32 mm

122 - Dial a friend - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1600, f/8.0, 1/320 sec, 24 mm

123 - A nice cloudy morning - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 40, f/10.0, 1/100 sec, 28 mm

124 - Empty Roads - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 64, f/14.0, 1/125 sec, 24 mm

125 - Koishikawa Korakuen Garden - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 64, f/8.0, 1/50 sec, 24 mm

126 - Stamped Ticket - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 64, f/8.0, 1/160 sec, 62 mm

127 - Do not go - 7258 x 5130 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/125 sec, 42 mm

128 - Nice little house - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/9.0, 1/160 sec, 24 mm

129 - Consideration - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/8.0, 1/400 sec, 35 mm

130 - More closeups to come - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/8.0, 1/800 sec, 105 mm

131 - Hilly trail - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 4000, f/8.0, 1/125 sec, 24 mm

132 - Old History - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/8.0, 1/100 sec, 38 mm

133 - What used to be - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 2500, f/8.0, 1/20 sec, 42 mm

134 - Vantage Point - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/10.0, 1/200 sec, 24 mm

135 - Successful Panorama - 30258 x 4535 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/10.0, 1/800 sec, 24 mm

136 - Tranquil Gardens - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/6.3, 1/2000 sec, 24 mm

137 - Horai-Jima - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/10.0, 1/400 sec, 24 mm

138 - Sharp and Pointy - 3195 x 2032 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/5.0, 1/640 sec, 105 mm

139 - Gift Shop - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/10.0, 1/80 sec, 24 mm

140 - Quiet Hours - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/10.0, 1/2500 sec, 24 mm

141 - Adorable Bus - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/400 sec, 24 mm

142 - Bike or Walk - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/320 sec, 24 mm

143 - Busy Streets - 7726 x 5148 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/800 sec, 24 mm

144 - Drink like a Dragon - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/10.0, 1/160 sec, 52 mm

145 - Shinjuku Big Calico - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 125, f/10.0, 1/200 sec, 32 mm

146 - Sniff, Sniff - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 64, f/10.0, 1/200 sec, 95 mm

147 - Flying - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 64, f/10.0, 1/800 sec, 58 mm

148 - Tinkerbell - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/11.0, 1/50 sec, 24 mm

149 - No cars this section - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/11.0, 1/800 sec, 52 mm

150 - Shinjuku Garden - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/80 sec, 24 mm


151 - Pink Beauty - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/7.1, 1/125 sec, 105 mm

152 - A Buddy Bridge - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1600, f/8.0, 1/100 sec, 105 mm

153 - Mickey Mouse Flower - 4299 x 2571 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1250, f/6.3, 1/50 sec, 105 mm

154 - Tendrils - 3949 x 2310 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1250, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, 105 mm

155 - Tower - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1250, f/6.3, 1/60 sec, 105 mm

156 - Artillery - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 3200, f/7.1, 1/100 sec, 105 mm

157 - Above all - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/20.0, 1/250 sec, 52 mm

158 - ANA - 1956 x 1063 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/20.0, 1/250 sec, 105 mm

159 - Old Home - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/20.0, 1/20 sec, 24 mm

160 - Dandelions - 5106 x 3073 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/5.0, 1/320 sec, 105 mm

161 - Budding - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/5.0, 1/640 sec, 105 mm

162 - Narrow Streets - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/9.0, 1/50 sec, 24 mm

163 - Typical Evening - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/9.0, 1/160 sec, 62 mm

164 - The Top of Skytree - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/30 sec, 105 mm

165 - Tokyo Skytree - 5487 x 8245 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 2000, f/5.0, N/A, 32 mm

166 - Colorful wishes - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1600, f/4.0, 1/60 sec, 24 mm

167 - View from top - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1600, f/4.0, 1/20 sec, 38 mm

168 - Vibrant and Bright - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 2500, f/4.0, 1/30 sec, 105 mm

169 - 350 meters - 6695 x 4679 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 4000, f/5.0, 1/6 sec, 24 mm

170 - Vantage Point - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/5.0, 1/15 sec, 62 mm

171 - Lateral Arch - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1250, f/5.0, 1/10 sec, 105 mm

172 - River Crossing - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1250, f/5.0, 1/13 sec, 52 mm

173 - Wer! - 7583 x 5055 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/8.0, 1/80 sec, 24 mm

174 - 12 years - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/11.0, 1/50 sec, 24 mm

175 - Colorful show - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/11.0, 1/2 sec, 24 mm

176 - Ascent - 7919 x 5279 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 4000, f/10.0, 1/80 sec, 24 mm

177 - Wer! Again! - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 4000, f/10.0, 1/400 sec, 24 mm

178 - More Colorful Tour - 7300 x 4957 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/4.0, 1/80 sec, 24 mm

179 - Don't miss it! - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/10.0, 1/30 sec, 24 mm

180 - Back to the bottom floor - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 2000, f/8.0, 1/40 sec, 24 mm


181 - Train - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 2000, f/8.0, 1/640 sec, 68 mm

182 - Drawings - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/640 sec, 24 mm

183 - Yoyogi Park - 7939 x 5293 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/160 sec, 32 mm

184 - Overview - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/50 sec, 32 mm

185 - Notices - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/60 sec, 32 mm

186 - Imagine a couple - 5371 x 8057 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/14.0, 1/50 sec, 42 mm

187 - Nice Tree Line - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/100 sec, 24 mm

188 - Hop - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/10.0, 1/100 sec, 105 mm

189 - Eat - 2836 x 1530 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1600, f/10.0, 1/200 sec, 105 mm

190 - Notice - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/9.0, 1/50 sec, 75 mm

191 - Good Jogging Path - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1600, f/9.0, 1/200 sec, 32 mm

192 - Loaf - 2342 x 1350 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 2500, f/9.0, 1/200 sec, 105 mm

193 - HDR Garden - 8251 x 5501 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/8.0, N/A, 24 mm

194 - Beesy - 3329 x 2023 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/400 sec, 105 mm

195 - Butterfly - 4083 x 2346 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/500 sec, 105 mm

196 - Pink and White - 3383 x 2095 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/640 sec, 105 mm

197 - Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Fourmi Noir - 4487 x 2570 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/6.3, 1/640 sec, 105 mm

198 - Budding - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/320 sec, 105 mm

199 - Tip Top - 3177 x 1790 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/16.0, 1/100 sec, 105 mm

200 - Blue - 4604 x 2571 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/320 sec, 105 mm

201 - Strawberry Chocolate-esque - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 320, f/8.0, 1/800 sec, 58 mm

202 - The smaller one - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 320, f/8.0, 1/800 sec, 105 mm

203 - Foxglove - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/10.0, 1/125 sec, 105 mm

204 - Purple and White - 6183 x 3692 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/11.0, 1/500 sec, 105 mm

205 - Do flies pollinate - 2908 x 1664 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/11.0, 1/800 sec, 105 mm

206 - Red Radiance - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/13.0, 1/250 sec, 105 mm

207 - Yellow Towers - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/13.0, 1/320 sec, 105 mm

208 - Dew - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 320, f/10.0, 1/200 sec, 105 mm

209 - Pink - 6730 x 3611 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/10.0, 1/1250 sec, 105 mm

210 - Another sign - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/10.0, 1/400 sec, 68 mm


211 - Panorama - 13542 x 6592 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/10.0, 1/1000 sec, 24 mm

212 - Pops up - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 800, f/10.0, 1/320 sec, 105 mm

213 - Big Flower - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/14.0, 1/500 sec, 82 mm

214 - Lots of Hair - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/14.0, 1/160 sec, 105 mm

215 - Biking Trail - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/11.0, 1/40 sec, 48 mm

216 - Mosquito Warning - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 160, f/5.6, 1/640 sec, 24 mm

217 - Has a nice vibe to this one - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 320, f/5.0, 1/200 sec, 82 mm

218 - Lavender-color cluster - 4361 x 2498 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/320 sec, 105 mm

219 - Split Trails - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/40 sec, 24 mm

220 - Trees - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/50 sec, 24 mm

221 - Bubbling - 5025 x 3351 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/500 sec, 105 mm

222 - Arch - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/10.0, 1/1000 sec, 24 mm

223 - Be Mindful - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 320, f/20.0, 1/125 sec, 35 mm

224 - Awkward Focus - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 320, f/4.5, 1/640 sec, 105 mm

225 - Garden Walk - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/16.0, 1/160 sec, 24 mm

226 - Nutty - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 200, f/10.0, 1/125 sec, 105 mm

227 - More arch - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/640 sec, 24 mm

228 - Flower Directory - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/16.0, 1/400 sec, 24 mm

229 - From the park... or by someone else - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/6.3, 1/800 sec, 105 mm

230 - Alignment - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/16.0, 1/100 sec, 105 mm

231 - Art - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/13.0, 1/60 sec, 35 mm

232 - Among the dead - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/5.0, 1/400 sec, 105 mm

233 - Bulge - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/4.0, 1/160 sec, 105 mm

234 - Three Leaves - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/5.0, 1/800 sec, 105 mm

235 - Some History - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/14.0, 1/60 sec, 68 mm

236 - Bust 1 - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/7.1, 1/160 sec, 68 mm

237 - Bust 2 - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 640, f/4.0, 1/320 sec, 95 mm

238 - On their way - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/20.0, 1/250 sec, 28 mm

239 - Side parking - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/20.0, 1/160 sec, 24 mm

240 - Assortment - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/11.0, 1/400 sec, 42 mm


241 - The Entrance to Meiji Shrine - 8123 x 5415 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 400, f/11.0, 1/80 sec, 24 mm

242 - Wine - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/8.0, 1/1000 sec, 48 mm

243 - Colorful - 8150 x 5433 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 1000, f/8.0, 1/2000 sec, 32 mm

244 - Form of Art - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 31, f/4.0, 1/320 sec, 105 mm

245 - More colors - 7986 x 5324 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 64, f/13.0, 1/80 sec, 24 mm

246 - Barrels of Wine and Fun - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 320, f/13.0, 1/20 sec, 24 mm

247 - More Arch - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/640 sec, 24 mm

248 - Vertical Orientation - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/800 sec, 24 mm

249 - Likely a Poem - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/10.0, 1/160 sec, 32 mm

250 - Sunny Day - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/13.0, 1/125 sec, 42 mm

251 - Grand - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 100, f/13.0, 1/125 sec, 52 mm

252 - Throw some coins, bow, clap - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/640 sec, 24 mm

253 - More wishes - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/320 sec, 24 mm

254 - Wishes and Tree - 5504 x 8256 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/160 sec, 24 mm

255 - History of Meiji Shrine! - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/10.0, 1/30 sec, 24 mm

256 - Write your wishes and keep it in there - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 250, f/20.0, 1/100 sec, 48 mm

257 - Night-time - 8166 x 5444 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 2500, f/10.0, 1/25 sec, 24 mm

258 - I'll be leaving the next day - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 2500, f/10.0, 1/15 sec, 24 mm

259 - Nice Tram - 8256 x 5504 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 6400, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, 82 mm

260 - Moon to end off on - 1176 x 839 - NIKON D850 + 24-105 mm Sigma, ISO 500, f/11.0, 1/200 sec, 105 mm


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New pictures are here! So... in short, I learned something. As far as my testing goes, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra does NOT do pure RAW files on its stock apps. I have to use a 3rd party app. So all this time, including in part 1, I didn't know that this was the case, but I should have suspected that something was up when my DNGs (which were JPEG XLs) don't have the dynamic range that I want.

With a third-party app, the DNG becomes true, and thus here the shots. It does not necessarily make my pictures a LOT better, but now I can recover a lot of lighting and details.

Hope everyone's doing well today!

To be honest I would love to tip more to waiters when I go out to eat, but I have to keep the budget balanced; and more often than not, it comes down to either the waiter getting a good tip, or me fulfilling my sweet teeth and ordering dessert. Unfortunately for them, the latter outweighs the formers in terms of priority.

☀️ Happy Solstice, Forest! ☀️

This is the earliest solstice in 228 years, I see online. They didn't have "online" last time that happened, in 1796. I hope everyone has a great day! Regardless of what's going on today or in your life or part of the world more broadly, remember that we're all part of something so much larger and, for our purposes, eternal. It's a beautiful thing. ☀️🌎✨🪐☄️

Love,
Ru 🪴

Ruinenlust wrote:☀️ Happy Solstice, Forest! ☀️

This is the earliest solstice in 228 years, I see online. They didn't have "online" last time that happened, in 1796. I hope everyone has a great day! Regardless of what's going on today or in your life or part of the world more broadly, remember that we're all part of something so much larger and, for our purposes, eternal. It's a beautiful thing. ☀️🌎✨🪐☄️

Love,
Ru 🪴

No, why did i miss this comet

Faralried wrote:This may not be what you said, but what I heard was JEFF games

255 days later and I have made it a reality in JEFF :)

Hope to see as many of y'all there as possible!

~~Library News~~
The first entries to our regional community library have been added to the library. In addition to a number of additions for Pride month by myself, we have received entries from Zerphen, York Zionia, and Avinis. Thank you for these entries.
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Please reach out to Kannap via TG if you wish to submit an entry, using the following form. Any citizen of Forest or any member of one of our embassy regions may recommend a book for listing in the library.

Title:
Author:
Database Link:
link to a book logging database such as Goodreads or Storygraph so that I may include a blurb about the book
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You can access The Tree of Knowledge, Forest's community library below.

Welcome
This place is called the Tree of Knowledge, welcome! This is the community library of Forest as a place to collect and list literary works of particular interest to the citizens of Forest and the regions they have embassies in.

This list is managed by Kannap, the Forest Librarian. If you have any suggestions for improvements to the library, please contact them.

Submissions
To make a submission to the library, you must be a citizen of Forest or a region with a Forest embassy. Please send the form in the box below to Kannap.

At the time of launch, submissions of books, poetry, graphic novels, essays, or any other form of written literature are being accepted. I aim to expand the library in the coming weeks to include room for recommendations of other forms of media such as movies, television shows, and video games.

Title:
Author:
Database Link: link to a book logging database such as Goodreads or Storygraph so that I may include a blurb about the book

Collection
At this time, works will be organized into fiction and nonfiction sections. Works will also be listed in alphabetical order by author's last name.

***In the future, as more recommendations get added to the library, the aim will be to further structure the organization of the library. This will be reflected in the organization of nonfiction works into categories and fiction works into genres or formats.***

Further, if a publicly available digital version of the work exists, that will be marked with a book symbol (📖) and linked with the work's listing.

Books with LGBT+ characters or written by an LGBT+ author will be denoted with a rainbow flag symbol (🏳️‍🌈).

Non-Fiction

🏳️‍🌈Countless Sleepless Nights: A Collection of Coming Out Stories, Experiences and Letters - Carina Maggar (compiler) - submitted by Zerphen
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A collection of coming-out stories from around the world. From the good, the sad, the surprising and the funny, no two stories are the same. Yet all of these stories are written by people who share the courage to be vulnerable, take huge risks to find love and acceptance, and are brave enough to be their authentic selves.

🏳️‍🌈A Wild and Precious Life - Edie Windsor - submitted by Kannap
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Edie Windsor become famous when she sued the U.S. government, seeking federal recognition of her marriage to Thea Spyer, her partner of more than four decades. The Supreme Court ruled in Edie's favor, a landmark victory that set the stage for full marriage equality in the U.S.

A lively, intimate memoir from a marriage equality icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism.

Fiction

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie - submitted by Kannap
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First there were ten - a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the quests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal - and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.

This book can be accessed via the Internet Archive, a member of the American Library Association. Access this text Linkhere.

🏳️‍🌈Yesterday is History - Kosoko Jackson - submitted by Kannap
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Weeks ago, Andre Cobb received a much-needed liver transplant. One night, he passes out and wakes up somewhere totally unexpected ... in 1969, where he connects with a magnetic boy named Michael. And then, just as suddenly as he arrived, he slips back to present-day Boston, where the family of his donor is waiting to explain that his new liver came with a side effect - the ability to time travel.

A heartfelt romance about a boy torn between two loves, one in his present ... and one in the past. A story of Black queer history, love, loss, and learning to stay in the moment before it passes you by.

🏳️‍🌈Destination Unknown - Bill Konigsberg - submitted by Kannap
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From Stonewall Award winner Bill Konigsberg, a remarkable, funny, heartbreaking story of two teen boys finding each other in New York City at the height of the AIDs epidemic. In this book, Konigsberg returns to a time he knew well as a teenager to tell a story of identity, connection, community, and survival.

📖The Fox and The Hound - Daniel P. Mannix - submitted by York Zionia
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An intelligent and cunning red fox becomes the valued prey of a half-bloodhound tracker and his master who make it their lifelong goal to end the life of the elusive fox.

This book can be accessed via the Internet Archive, a member of the American Library Association. Access this text Linkhere.

🏳️‍🌈📖Heartstopper - Alice Oseman - submitted by Kannap
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Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. This coming-of-age graphic novel is about life, love, and everything that happens in between.

This graphic novel comprised of five published volumes began as a webcomic and can be read in its entirety Linkhere.

🏳️‍🌈Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante #1) - Benjamin Alire Sáenz - submitted by Kannap
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Dante can swim. Ari can't. Dante is articulate and self-assured. Ari has a hard time with words and suffers from self-doubt. Dante gets lost in poetry and art. Ari gets lost in thoughts of his older brother who is in prison. Dante is fair skinned. Ari's features are much darker. It seems that a boy like Dante, with his open and unique perspective on life, would be the last person to break down the walls that Ari has built around himself.

But against all odds, when Ari and Dante meet, they develop a special bond that will teach them the most important truths of their lives, and help define the people they want to be. But there are big hurdles in their way, and only by believing in each other―and the power of their friendship―can Ari and Dante emerge stronger on the other side.

🏳️‍🌈Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World (Aristotle and Dante #2) - Benjamin Alire Sáenz - submitted by Kannap
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In Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, two boys in a border town fell in love. Now, they must discover what it means to stay in love and build a relationship in a world that seems to challenge their very existence.

Ari has spent all of high school burying who he really is, staying silent and invisible. He expected his senior year to be the same. But something in him cracked open when he fell in love with Dante, and he can’t go back. Suddenly he finds himself reaching out to new friends, standing up to bullies of all kinds, and making his voice heard. And, always, there is Dante, dreamy, witty Dante, who can get on Ari’s nerves and fill him with desire all at once.

The boys are determined to forge a path for themselves in a world that doesn’t understand them. But when Ari is faced with a shocking loss, he’ll have to fight like never before to create a life that is truthfully, joyfully his own.

The Ojja-Wojja - Magdalene Visaggio - submitted by Avinis
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First book in a series, this is a coming-of-age story about the transformative power of friendship. Well, that and an immortal demon with the power to take over the world, but mainly the friendship thing.

2024 Forest Poetry Contest
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Kannap wrote:~~Library News~~
The first entries to our regional community library have been added to the library. In addition to a number of additions for Pride month by myself, we have received entries from Zerphen, York Zionia, and Avinis. Thank you for these entries.

Thank you for accepting entries. I hope everyone takes the time to read some the great books in our regional library!

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