Thursday, May 31, 2012

To settle a silly argument

A while back when I first got my Kawasaki Ninja 250r I made an exhaust change video which has been quite popular on YouTube. It also sparked up a bunch of silly little arguments which would pop up from time to time about if it is a fuel injected or carburetor bike. Some people on the net seem to be so positively sure about themselves and must express their point to the world.
Well I know pretty much f$%k all about bikes but I put this little clip up to hopefully answer the question that has been baffling people around the world for centuries.

Is my Ninja FI or Carb?

And here's my original Kawasaki Ninja 205r 2011 exhaust change video I made back when I first got the bike.
I had just purchased the Yoshimura carbon fiber slip on exhaust from an Ebay seller in the U.S. Cost me about $400 including shipping all the way to me here on Okinawa. It's since been a pretty popular video racking up almost 250,000 views at the time of this writing.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Star Caster

Star Caster by Shenanigans in Japan
Star Caster, a photo by Shenanigans in Japan on Flickr.

I was just over on Ishigaki Island between Okinawa main island and Taiwan for 4 days shooting weddings at the ANA resort. I didn't get much time to explore the island but some friends took me out at night to see the stars from a lookout on the north part of the island. It was an amazing clear night with more stars than I've ever seen before.
Played around with a little light painting from the flash on my iPhone and my work camera the Nikon D3 was set to 30 second exposure at iso 1600.
The image was finished in Lightroom with some clarity increase and white balance brushing on my self as I was overly bright and blue from the iPhones strong light.

I'll post some more photos from the island and the chapel where I was shooting afterwards.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Teaching Rappelling on Torii Station

I will be instructing rappelling classes at Torii Station gym starting next month. It's great to get back on a wall again after a few years away from any climbing and rappelling activity. Info for the classes will be posted shortly on the Torii MWR webpage.

Here's a few photos from a quick play with some of the near gear and some willing participants from Torii gym staff who hadn't done any rappelling for a long time.

Big thanks to Joseph for the photography and all the help getting this together!  Come check out more of Joseph's great photography on his site 

Monday, May 07, 2012

The best camera

They say the best camera is the one that's with you. A lot of the time that's probably just the one in your phone as it was here on my way home from work.

It's the rainy season here on Okinawa right now but the last few days have been magic! This shot of my Kawasaki Ninja was taken using HDRpro for my new iPhone 4s which I just upgraded to.

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