kamiyama

kamiyama

Lives in United States Orcas Island, WA, United States
Joined on Dec 19, 2009

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On photo Mbah Gotho in the Nature at Its Best challenge (6 comments in total)

Wonderful photo. Memorable.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 00:05 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Hot Steam in Cold Snow in the Hot - Cold challenge (23 comments in total)

Splendid photo.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 04:27 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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kamiyama: As Mr. Nagase demonstrates, the "o" in boke is pronounced as in the English "no" and the "e" as in the English "kept". The "h" now commonly added in the loan word in English is an unnecessary and non-standard Romanization of the Japanese . Boke is usually written in Japanese in katakana as ボケ; it is a noun form associated with the verb 呆ける, bokeru, meaning "to be befuddled, confused, blurred". Japanese photographers refer to the quality or characteristics of the circles of confusion of a lens as bokemi, literally "the taste of confusion". Another common Japanese word including boke is jisaboke, literally "time difference confusion" a rather more accurate description of what in English is called" jetlag." Incidentally, Mr. Nagase, knowing that non-Japanese have a hard time pronouncing Japanese words that include either of the dipthongs "ryu" or "ryo," was being courteous when he accepted the interviewer's incorrect pronunciation of his given name Ryu as "ru".

ボケ味 is pronounced bokemi. The character 味, meaning taste, has—like virtually all Kanji— two types of readings in Japanese, the onyomi and kunyomi. The onyomi is mi, the kunyomi is aji. Bokemi is one of those uncommon Japanese compound words that combine on and kun readings. Umami, flavor, is another.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 21:14 UTC

As Mr. Nagase demonstrates, the "o" in boke is pronounced as in the English "no" and the "e" as in the English "kept". The "h" now commonly added in the loan word in English is an unnecessary and non-standard Romanization of the Japanese . Boke is usually written in Japanese in katakana as ボケ; it is a noun form associated with the verb 呆ける, bokeru, meaning "to be befuddled, confused, blurred". Japanese photographers refer to the quality or characteristics of the circles of confusion of a lens as bokemi, literally "the taste of confusion". Another common Japanese word including boke is jisaboke, literally "time difference confusion" a rather more accurate description of what in English is called" jetlag." Incidentally, Mr. Nagase, knowing that non-Japanese have a hard time pronouncing Japanese words that include either of the dipthongs "ryu" or "ryo," was being courteous when he accepted the interviewer's incorrect pronunciation of his given name Ryu as "ru".

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 16:40 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
On photo Water drop in the water drop challenge (24 comments in total)

Spectacular image. Well done.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 21:06 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Teal in the A Big Year - birds challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely photo of a beautiful duck. Good to have its scientific name given. Its correct English name is Green-winged Teal. There are 21 other species of duck with Teal as part of the English name.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 03:26 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo P1170032-005 in the Stairs - Part 2 challenge (5 comments in total)

Beautiful. Can you tell us where this staircase is?

Link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 00:38 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Inside a church in the Inside a church challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful. What church is this and where?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 14:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Swan taking to flight in the High speed photography challenge (1 comment in total)

It's a Canada Goose not a swan.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 17:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bald Eagle in the Birds. challenge (1 comment in total)

This is not a Bald Eagle.It's a Steller's Sea Eagle.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 14:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo sleeping ducks in the Birds. challenge (1 comment in total)

Canada Geese

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 14:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:7258 (3 comments in total)

Many rules lead to few entries.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 17:32 UTC as 3rd comment
On article User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5 (270 comments in total)

Richard,

Many thanks for a truly excellent guide. One question: how does one access the four "My Modes" ?

On the E-5 this is a simple matter of holding down the Mode button (on the camera's top plate to the left of the pentaprism) and turning the main dial which results in each of the four My Modes being displayed (both in the viewfinder and the Super Control Panel) along with P, A, S, M and B.

This permits very rapid change of shooting Modes each with numerous pre-selected options, for instance: from My Mode 1 aperture priority with IBIS at 1, single auto focus, Noise filter at off and ISO at 100 to My Mode 2 aperture priority with S-AF, NF at low and ISO at 800 or to My Mode 3 shutter priority with continuous auto focus, ISO at 1600 and IBIS off, and so forth

Does the EM-5 have an equally quick means to do the same? In the absence of a Mode button, can this be done only by designating either the left or down arrows for drive mode?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 01:48 UTC as 114th comment | 3 replies
On photo 486 in the Snow in the Drivin' that Train... challenge (3 comments in total)

Outstanding photo of a K36, a beautiful DRG&W Mikado. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 00:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Cog Ry-No. 6 Ready to Climb in the Drivin' that Train... challenge (1 comment in total)

Meant to say No. 8 obviously.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 00:19 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Crossing in the Steam Locomotives. Read the rules or risk being disquallified. challenge (3 comments in total)

Good photo of an interesting locomotive. What railroad?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:56 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 041030_1D_2660a in Darel3's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Great photo of K-36 number 480 pounding up the grade. All that is missing is the stack music. Makes me want to get back to Durango soon.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:44 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSC_0397 in the Woodpeckers challenge (1 comment in total)

Please identify the species.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2011 at 18:21 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSC_0152 in the Woodpeckers challenge (1 comment in total)

Please identify the species.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2011 at 18:20 UTC as 1st comment
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