Archive For February 28, 2019
April 1st 2018, we visited the Kanamara Matsuri (かなまら祭り) in Kawasaki, popularly known as the “Penis Festival” or by its proper English name: “Festival of the Steel Phallus.” I was with friends from Sweden on the second day of their first visit to Japan, talk about taking a flying start to a vacation. The katsugite of the…
Highly decorative, these straw belts are an ancient form of pest control against the pine moth. Before hibernating in the ground, the caterpillars make their way down the tree but settle now in the straw belts. In Spring the belts are collected and burned saving the tree from the ferocious appetite of the caterpillars. Recently,…
Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: PENTAX 645NII Focal length: 200mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/1000s
Iwaidou — the secret Kannon Hall of Temple #26 of the Chichibu pilgrimage, see here.
This little house, not really a shed, only appeared to be occupied by a very friendly cat who immediately came out to greet us. Plenty of seals greeted us too around the beach.
We visited Metz yesterday and of course included a visit of the Japanese torii at the Plan d’eau de Metz. Nobody is around the torii, we start to take some photos and we have a crowd assembled behind us in no time. Weird!
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Having fun with Large Format; my Cambo SC2 4×5 camera is of course a monorail camera but with help of a Decathlon rucksack, it is very transportable when taken apart. Takes me some time to set up the shot though 🙂
Shooting yesterday’s photo; using a spirit level to check the film back and the camera being level.