Monthly Archives: January 2014

Rolling in the hay

Rolling in the hay

Although these rolls of hay are old hat, the distribution throughout the field is unique every time and remains intriguing. The cliché comes not in what …

 

The healing powers of incense at Narita-san Temple

The healing powers of incense at Narita-san Temple

Incense burners like this are found in front of Buddhist temples. I love the smell of the incense they use and love to watch people …

 

Chichibu shrine and the umbrella

Chichibu shrine and the umbrella

Shooting in colour all of a sudden makes sense if you have Velvia 50 in the camera. Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 50 Please follow and like us:0 …

 

for my love

for my love

Foma Fomapan 100 at EI 100, developed in APH 09 dilution 1:167 for 2 hours Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: PENTAX 67II Flash fired: yes Focal length: 165mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/30s Please …

 

Onomichi, Hiroshima

Onomichi, Hiroshima

Somewhat off the beaten track in Japan, tiny Onomichi, with a famous temple walk and a pretty shrine, is famous for the authors who lived …

 

At Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo

At Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo

Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: PENTAX K20D Flash fired: no Focal length: 50mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/500s Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/sensoji-temple-asakusa-tokyo/”, title: “At Sensoji Temple, …

 

After the harvest

After the harvest

Not dependent on the written word, Transmission apart from the scriptures; Directly pointing at one’s heart, Seeing one’s nature, becoming Buddha. — Bodhidharma (528 A.D.) Kodak TRI-X at EI …

 

Boathouse and willows

Boathouse and willows

Foma Fomapan 400 at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 10:30 minutes, agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds Camera: PENTAX 67II Focal length: 90mm ISO: 400 Please …

 

Rolls of hay

Rolls of hay

Kodak TRI-X at EI 800, developed in APH 09 1+40 for 17 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every minute Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: PENTAX MZ-S Focal length: 50mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: …

 

The kami in the tree

The kami in the tree

Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 100 Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/kami-tree/”, title: “The kami in the tree” } …

 

The American watermill

The American watermill

When I grew up in Zutphen, this windmill was referred to as the “American windmill,” I have no idea if that is still the case …

 

Tulip close up

Tulip close up

Extension tubes: the cheapest yet the most underrated of all camera equipment. For the details of the shoot, see here. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: PENTAX 67II Flash fired: yes Focal length: …

 

Cool in Kawagoe

Cool in Kawagoe

Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: PENTAX K20D Flash fired: no Focal length: 24mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/1000s Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/cool-kawagoe/”, title: “Cool in Kawagoe” } …

 

Not a worry in the world

Not a worry in the world

Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: PENTAX K20D Flash fired: no Focal length: 24mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/1500s Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/worry-world/”, title: “Not a worry …

 

The Memorial Cenotaph

The Memorial Cenotaph

A visit to Hiroshima really gets a person depressed, I wonder why I went back…. The Memorial Cenotaph focussing on the A-bomb dome in the …

 

Along the River Berkel with my Dad

Along the River Berkel with my Dad

We had just spotted and heard a Kingfisher bird. Foma Fomapan 400 at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 10:30 minutes, agitation: 2 …

 

Over the hill

Over the hill

The inability to chimp makes me think about what I want to achieve instead of looking at the screen on my DSLR to see what …

 

Young miko at Hiroshima Shrine

Young miko at Hiroshima Shrine

For the Shichi-Go-San (七五三) festival for three- and seven-year-old girls and three- and five-year-old boys, the families visit a Shinto shine in early November. This …

 

Broiling unagi in Narita

Broiling unagi in Narita

I feel sorry for the eel being skinned alive, but unagi is really delicious. I do like this shot and I did appreciate that the …

 

Setting sun

Setting sun

Kodak TRI-X at EI 800, developed in APH 09 1+40 for 17 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every minute Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: PENTAX MZ-S Focal length: 50mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: …

 

Hannō matsuri, November 2, 2013 #3

Hannō matsuri, November 2, 2013 #3

Hannō, a tiny town in Saitama Prefecture, does very much still have that ‘Showa period’ feel of old shops and quaint little restaurants, it felt …

 

Hannō matsuri, November 2, 2013 #2

Hannō matsuri, November 2, 2013 #2

Hannō, a tiny town in Saitama Prefecture, does very much still have that ‘Showa period’ feel of old shops and quaint little restaurants, it felt …

 

Hannō matsuri, November 2, 2013 #1

Hannō matsuri, November 2, 2013 #1

Hannō, a tiny town in Saitama Prefecture, does very much still have that ‘Showa period’ feel of old shops and quaint little restaurants, it felt …

 

Tulips on Fomapan 100, stand developed

Tulips on Fomapan 100, stand developed

The first photos of 2014. Foma Fomapan 100 at EI 100, developed in APH 09 dilution 1:167 for 2 hours Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: PENTAX 67II Flash fired: yes Focal …

 

Tulip on Fomapan 100, stand developed

Tulip on Fomapan 100, stand developed

The first photos of 2014. Foma Fomapan 100 at EI 100, developed in APH 09 dilution 1:167 for 2 hours, used extension tube 3 Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: …

 

Turn this way!

Turn this way!

Turn this way! I too feel lonely late in autumn — Basho   Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: PENTAX K20D Flash fired: no Focal length: 50mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/350s Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config …

 

Moon over Schouweiler

Moon over Schouweiler

The moon is so bright, it is completely blown out in this photo taken at dusk. Kodak TRI-X at EI 800, developed in APH 09 1+40 …

 

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?

Outside the red bank buildings in Belval Kodak TRI-X at EI 800, developed in APH 09 1+40 for 17 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every minute Camera: PENTAX …

 

Staringkoepeltje #2

Staringkoepeltje #2

On the banks of river Berkel, in Lochem is a beautifully restored tea dome, known as the Staringkoepel. Built around 1850, it was owned by …

 

Staringkoepeltje #1

Staringkoepeltje #1

On the banks of river Berkel, in Lochem is a beautifully restored tea dome, known as the Staringkoepel. Built around 1850, it was owned by …