I got my sharkskin band and military rubber diver strap and couldn’t be more pleased to-date. My Pebble Time Steel (silver) was ordered with an off-white leather strap. After about 10 days of usage, it really started to wrinkle and look hideous under normal wear. Reasonable people do not like to deal with crap.
I got my sharkskin band with Breitling-style clasp and Panerai-style Military Rubber strap and found them to be significant improvements.
The total cost of the sharkskin band including the Breitling-style clasp and spring pins was $90.90. I bought this online from http://strappedfortime.com
The total cost of the Panerai-style Military Rubber Strap including spring pins was $27.50 from Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008EXNF7U?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00
Why go with sharkskin? Classy looks and comfort of course! Sharkskin trade is fine as the sharks used are not endangered. This one is camel colored. Other colors include black, mocha, and cobalt.
Why go with the Breitling-style clasp? I believe the leather will wear better over time as there is no longer significant stress to the band when putting it on or taking it off.
Why go with the Panerai-style Military Rubber Strap? Active lifestyle, comfort and it’s waterproof! The only time it really need come off is when charging the PTS.
Is it hard to change the band or the strap? No. Get a spring pin tool. It’s a quick task that takes 2-3 minutes. If you’re clumsy, work from the back of the watch. That way if you slip you won’t leave visible tool marks.
I spend a lot of time here at KCS. It was the end of the day and I went about to look for some color warmth perhaps to make up for today’s chilly temperatures (was 70°). I ended up heading to the bougainvillea shrub near the mailboxes.
Here the camera angle was purposefully positioned to find more interesting out-of-focus areas and balancing the main subject – the white flower within the orange bougainvillea floral leaves. The time of day was about when the sun began setting behind the Ko’olau mountains in Kahalu’u. Shot wide open to maximize bokeh at f/1.4.
The transfer idea I believe I learned today was that in your own composition, focus is not only important on the main subject but that the background also matters – perhaps equally so. Imagine applying the same idea to everything one does.
One of life’s sorrows is the fact of impermanence. I think that’s what drives me to chase excellence. There’s no life chasing mediocrity.
Lunch list: You will enjoy adding Sakura-ya on Beretania. If you’re in a rush, they also have ready-to-go okazuya, but if you can spare a few minutes, their chirashi bowls is the reason to be there. They have three to choose from – Deluxe, Ahi w/natto, and Spicy Tuna w/natto. Makai street parking on Beretania is sometimes available.
This was taken in the gardens at Kahalu’u Country Store at dusk on February 12, 2015. That faint white disk in the top-right quadrant is a peek of light through the foliage. The 50mm lens was shot wide open at f/1.4, 1/500s, iso 1250. A square crop seemed apt.
The intention was to have clarity and detail on the dainty accompanied by interesting bokeh in the background.
Anybody able to ID this floral? Visitors and friends give us plants or sometimes leave orphans with us. It’s an interesting collection and well appreciated. This time I wasn’t around so I have no clue on this plant’s identity.
The plant is in a concrete pot located on our farm on our South Road directly across from the nursery at Kahalu’u Country Store. Mahalo!
You’re welcome to visit to come see it and other plants on the farm! We’re open 10am -2pm, MWF, or by arrangements. Tech: a7r, 50mm asph lux, hawks adapter (links are to Amazon and Ebay).
Aloha, today’s February 9, 2015 and this is my first post. I’m blogging in the hopes of sharing and finding common or related interests that either one of us or both find value.
A picture’s worth countless words, so to save time, you’ll probably see a lot of photos and associated titles to which you’re welcome to comment, question and contact me. In the end, if something productive comes about, then I would consider this blogging effort worthwhile.