It's been quite a while since I last posted anything on here due to being busy with real-life concerns, and now that I finally have a little free time, simply catching up on my sleep is going to be the priority. Still, the least I can do in the interim is point you in the direction of an extremely skilled Japanese photographer whose work I've praised on here before. I'm speaking, of course, of Takany's "To Taste ~ I Love Nikkor .." photo blog.
Seriously, even if you don't recognize a single kanji, you owe yourself a visit to this guy's website, as the photos he routinely takes are nothing short of phenomenal; what makes visiting his site even more educational (and humbling) for me is that Takany often captures these images with equipment I either already own or for which I possess superior equivalents, and yet I'm very far from being able to match up with him in the photographic stakes. This site is a wonderful reminder to me to stop fixating on buy new toys and concentrate instead on realizing the full potential of what I have (with all that said, I still would love to have his D3, 28mm f/1.4 and 58mm f/1.2 Noct Nikkor, though).