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Motorman and Shinkansen, Tokyo, December 2007Canon G9, 60mm eqivalent, f3.2 @ ISO 80This is the story of a holiday affair -- the sort of fling one has when judgment is clouded by jet-lag and one too many bourbon sours in the hotel’s roof top lounge.  

You’re all ready for a week of quality time with your beloved Leica in a foreign land awash with photo opportunities. Your batteries are charged and your bag packed. And then a friend, we’ll call him “Michael”, phones up and innocently mentions that he has a friend you should meet.  The friend is new on the scene, and looking to have some fun.  He lets slip that his friend is petite, shapely and easy going. “You might enjoy traveling together”, he says. "Why don’t we all get together over coffee"?  

And so it begins. The jealousy. The doubts and recriminations. The abandonment.  The pure fun taking photos.

But seriously, who ta...

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