Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bridge over the Arakawa River

Bridge over the Arakawa River

I spot metered off the bridge pillar and locked the exposure to prevent overexposure and blowing out all details in the structure. Fujichrome Velvia RVP100F Camera: PENTAX …

 

The evening of the Hannō matsuri

The evening of the Hannō matsuri

Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: PENTAX K20D Flash fired: no Focal length: 18mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/15s Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/evening-hanno-matsuri/”, title: “The evening of …

 

Down town Onomichi

Down town Onomichi

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 …

 

Not much of a winter

Not much of a winter

Kodak TRI-X at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 11 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Camera: PENTAX ME Focal length: 50mm ISO: 400 Please follow …

 

Zen-dō at Taiyoji Temple

Zen-dō at Taiyoji Temple

View from my meditation spot at Taiyoji Temple. Kodak Portra 400 Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 400 Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/zen-taiyoji-temple/”, title: “Zen-dō …

 

Hayrick

Hayrick

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 …

 

Filleting eel

Filleting eel

Filleting live eel, I do need to say, at the famous Kawatoyo unagi restaurant in Narita town. The live eel are stuck with a pin …

 

Roses are light grey, violets are dark grey

Roses are light grey, violets are dark grey

Roses are light grey, violets are dark grey, I’m trying to shoot a photo here, and you’re in the way. Foma Fomapan 100 at EI 100, developed in APH …

 

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

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 …

 

Hannō matsuri, November 2, 2013

Hannō matsuri, November 2, 2013

Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: PENTAX K20D Flash fired: no Focal length: 43mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/15s Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/hanno-matsuri-november-2-2013/”, title: “Hannō matsuri, November …

 

Girls of the Kawagoe matsuri

Girls of the Kawagoe matsuri

At the end of the evening, I ran into these girls dressed up so cutely and asked them if I could take their photo. “いやだ!” …

 

Temple #30 of the 34 Kannon temple pilgrimage

Temple #30 of the 34 Kannon temple pilgrimage

The Chichibu 34 Kannon Temple pilgrimage was my main objective for returning to Japan merely a year after my last visit. I’m glad I did …

 

Maiko for a day in Kyoto

Maiko for a day in Kyoto

A bit of cosplay, dressing up as a geisha apprentice, called a maiko, and ride all over Kyoto in a rickshaw. The deep shadows caused …

 

Behind a temple in Nara

Behind a temple in Nara

Rice paddy behind one of the temples smack in the middle of Nara Koen, even monks need to eat and not all can or need …

 

View of Ville Haute

View of Ville Haute

Every little corner you turn in the old parts of Luxembourg City is like a new photo opportunity. ADOX CHS 100 ART; developed in HC-110 dilution …

 

Miyajima: a pretty tourist trap

Miyajima: a pretty tourist trap

I’m not a big fan of Miyajima, the tiny little island in the Hiroshima region, way too much of a tourist trap for me. True, …

 

Hunting for ginkgo seeds

Hunting for ginkgo seeds

Read up on the story of this elderly lady here: http://monochrome.me.uk/news/hunting-for-ginkgo-seeds/ Aperture: ƒ/9.5 Camera: PENTAX K20D Flash fired: no Focal length: 43mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/1000s Please follow and like us:0 …

 

Grund from the corniche

Grund from the corniche

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 …

 

Festivals are the time to wear a happi

Festivals are the time to wear a happi

Happi coats are abundant during the Japanese matsuri. Fuji Acros 100 at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 7 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every …

 

Ojizō-sama statues at Taiyoji Temple

Ojizō-sama statues at Taiyoji Temple

See here for details about this fabulous shukubo (temple lodgings) KODAK tmax 400 at EI 1600, developed in HC-110 dilution b for 7:30 minutes. Agitation: 2 …

 

Where the Pétrusse meets the Alzette

Where the Pétrusse meets the Alzette

At the point where the Pétrusse stream meets the Alzette River in the heart of Luxembourg City. Foma Fomapan 400 at EI 400, developed in HC-110 …

 

Last of the Louvre night shots

Last of the Louvre night shots

Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: PENTAX 645NII Focal length: 45mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 6s Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/last-louvre-night-shots/”, title: “Last of the Louvre night …

 

More people of the Kawagoe Matsuri

More people of the Kawagoe Matsuri

The people handing the lanterns around the matsui floats were very happy to pose for a photo Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 400 Please follow and like us:0 var …

 

The people of the Kawagoe Matsuri

The people of the Kawagoe Matsuri

The people handing the lanterns around the matsui floats were very happy to pose for a photo Camera: PENTAX 645NII ISO: 400 Please follow and like us:0 var …

 

Steel fixer #2

Steel fixer #2

Kodak TRI-X at EI 800, developed in APH 09 1+40 for 17 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every minute Aperture: ƒ/6.7 Camera: PENTAX MZ-S Focal length: 300mm ISO: 800 Shutter …

 

Steel fixer #1

Steel fixer #1

Kodak TRI-X at EI 800, developed in APH 09 1+40 for 17 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every minute Aperture: ƒ/6.7 Camera: PENTAX MZ-S Focal length: 300mm ISO: 800 Shutter …

 

Autumn colours starting

Autumn colours starting

At Miyajima, shot on Velvia RVP100F. Camera: PENTAX 645NII Focal length: 90mm ISO: 100 Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/autumn-colours-starting/”, title: “Autumn colours starting” } …

 

Monsutā pearento

Monsutā pearento

The traditional helicopter parent and grandmother in action to give constant directions, I like the Japanese word for them: Monster Parents. What would happen if …

 

Overlooker at Kanda book market, Tokyo

Overlooker at Kanda book market, Tokyo

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 …

 

Gronn (Grund)

Gronn (Grund)

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: 135mm ISO: 400 Please …