Monthly Archives: December 2013

Paper parasol at Chichibu Shrine

Paper parasol at Chichibu Shrine

Fujichrome Velvia 50 Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 50 Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/paper-parasol-at-chichibu-shrine/”, title: “Paper parasol at Chichibu Shrine” } …

 

Temple #25, Chichibu

Temple #25, Chichibu

The brand new Kannon Hall from Temple #25 in Chichibu. Ilford HP5+ at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 10 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions …

 

Returning home

Returning home

ADOX CHS 100 ART; developed in HC-110 dilution E for 8:30 minutes; agitated every 30 seconds two inversions Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: PENTAX MZ-S Focal length: 50mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: …

 

Fast food at a matsuri

Fast food at a matsuri

Fuji Acros 100 at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 7 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 100 Please follow and …

 

Tea at Taiyoji temple revisited

Tea at Taiyoji temple revisited

Please compare to this shot and you’ll understand why I prefer B&W photography. See here for my trip report of my shukubo at Taiyoji temple Camera: …

 

A Buddhist atheist

A Buddhist atheist

“If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.” ― Albert Einstein ADOX CHS 100 ART; developed in …

 

Christmas blues

Christmas blues

ADOX CHS ART 100 at EI 200, developed in APH 09 dilution 1:167 for 2 hours. Aperture: ƒ/6.7 Camera: PENTAX 645NII Flash fired: yes ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/45s Please follow …

 

You only lose what you cling to

You only lose what you cling to

ADOX CHS ART 100 at EI 200, developed in APH 09 dilution 1:167 for 2 hours. Aperture: ƒ/9.5 Camera: PENTAX 645NII Flash fired: yes ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/45s Please follow …

 

Dazzling bamboo

Dazzling bamboo

Ilford HP5+ at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 10 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 400 Please follow and like …

 

Ema at Koma-jinja

Ema at Koma-jinja

Fuji Neopan Acros 100 at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 7 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 100 Please follow …

 

The entrance to Taiyoji temple

The entrance to Taiyoji temple

The kanji spells out the name of the temple: Taiyoji; the interesting thing is that it is read right-to-left. Read all about this fabulous place …

 

Gate to Naritasan temple complex

Gate to Naritasan temple complex

Narita usually means the start or the end of a Japan trip, yet an amazing temple complex lies nearby. Fuji Neopan Acros 100 at EI 100, …

 

Incense burner at Naritasan

Incense burner at Naritasan

Kodak T-MAX 400 at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 8:30 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 400 Please follow and …

 

Mountain landscape of Japan

Mountain landscape of Japan

View from Taiyoji temple. See here for my trip report of my shukubo at Taiyoji temple Kodak Portra 400 Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 400 Please follow and like …

 

After the Rain (雨あがる)

After the Rain (雨あがる)

Fuji Acros 100 at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 7 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 100 Please follow and …

 

Park alongside the harbour in Yokohama

Park alongside the harbour in Yokohama

Fuji Acros 100 at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 7 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 100 Please follow and …

 

Bell at Temple #31, Chichibu

Bell at Temple #31, Chichibu

Strike this bell when you arrive, but not when you leave. Photo taken during my Chichibu 34 Kannon temples pilgrimage that I walked this year. Fuji …

 

Tiny alley in Kyoto

Tiny alley in Kyoto

Ilford HP5+ at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 10 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 400 Please follow and like …

 

Tower of the Hiroshima Castle

Tower of the Hiroshima Castle

As you can imagine, the castle is a recent reconstruction but access is free and at the place where the castle used to be, a …

 

Giant Ojizō-sama, Temple #10, Chichibu

Giant Ojizō-sama, Temple #10, Chichibu

Photo taken during my Chichibu 34 Kannon temples pilgrimage that I walked this year. Fuji Acros 100 at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for …

 

Delicate flowers

Delicate flowers

Ilford HP5+ at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 10 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 400 Please follow and like …

 

Wedding in Kyoto

Wedding in Kyoto

Fujichrome Velvia RVP100F Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 100 Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/wedding-kyoto/”, title: “Wedding in Kyoto” } …

 

Ready to depart Yokohama

Ready to depart Yokohama

Fuji Acros 100 at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 7 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 100 Please follow and …

 

Nara, Tōdai-ji

Nara, Tōdai-ji

Ilford HP5+ at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 10:00 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 400 Please follow and like …

 

Miyajima torii at low tide

Miyajima torii at low tide

Just to give you an idea how tall that torii is! Fuji Acros 100 at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for7:00 minutes. Agitation: 2 …

 

Genbaku Dome, Hiroshima

Genbaku Dome, Hiroshima

Kodak T-MAX 400 at EI 1600, developed in HC-110 dilution B for 7:30 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 1600 Please follow and …

 

Kawagoe Bell of Time (時の鐘)

Kawagoe Bell of Time (時の鐘)

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Kawagoe matsuri people

Kawagoe matsuri people

KODAK Portra 400 Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 400 Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/kawagoe-matsuri-people/”, title: “Kawagoe matsuri people” } …

 

Tea at Taiyoji temple

Tea at Taiyoji temple

See here for my trip report of my shukubo at Taiyoji temple KODAK T-MAX 400 at EI 1600, developed in HC-110 dilution B for 7:30 minutes. …

 

Monks at Naritasan

Monks at Naritasan

Kodak T-MAX 400 at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 8:30 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 400 Please follow and …