Durama doll seller #1

Durama doll seller #1

At the Durama Doll Festival of Kawagoe, early January, this guy and his mate (see tomorrow) were getting their stand of durama dolls ready. They …

 

Flowing water

Flowing water

Six seconds long exposure, shot on ADOX PAN 25 film at EI 25; developed in HC-110 dilution F for 13:30 minutes, agitation: 2 inversions every …

 

Icy river, Hokkaido

Icy river, Hokkaido

Shot on Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 7 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Aperture: ƒ/3.5 Camera: …

 

Nameplate of Taiyo-ji temple

Nameplate of Taiyo-ji temple

Above the entrance to Taiyo-ji Temple in Chichibu. Shot on KODAK TRI-X film at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 11 minutes. Agitation: 2 …

 

Snow and trees, Hokkaido

Snow and trees, Hokkaido

Shot on ADOX CHS 100 II film at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 9 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: …

 

Bronze Buddha and pigeons

Bronze Buddha and pigeons

Shot at Zenko-ji temple, Nagano. I was about to take a normal photo of the statue when all of a sudden the pigeons flocked and …

 

Detail of torii in front of a Shinto shrine

Detail of torii in front of a Shinto shrine

During hatsumode. Shot on KODAK TRI-X film at EI 800, developed in HC-110 dilution B for 11 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Aperture: ƒ/1.7 Camera: …

 

Shirogane Onsen & Shirahige waterfall

Shirogane Onsen & Shirahige waterfall

View of the onsen hotels of Shirogane Onsen in the background with the Shirahige waterfall waterfall in the foreground. Shot on KODAK TRI-X at EI …

 

Ojizō-sama statue at Taiyo-ji Temple

Ojizō-sama statue at Taiyo-ji Temple

Quite the cute one! At lovely Taiyo-ji temple. Shot on Kodak Portra 400 film.

 

Towards Temple #22 of the Chichibu pilgrimage

Towards Temple #22 of the Chichibu pilgrimage

While walking the amazing and very recommended 34 Kannon Temple Pilgrimage in Chichibu in Japan. Note Mt. Buko in the background, always towering over Chichibu …

 

Reading the fortunes

Reading the fortunes

New Year: reading the O-mikuji fortunes bought at the Kita-in temple in Kawagoe as part of the hatsumode, the first temple visit of the new …

 

Pinhole: Abandoned farmhouse

Pinhole: Abandoned farmhouse

A car drove through this shot and you cannot even see it 🙂 Shot on Foma Fomapan 100 film @ EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution …

 

Pinhole: Ivy covered tree trunk

Pinhole: Ivy covered tree trunk

Having fun with my new pinhole lens for my Pentax 67II. Shot on Foma Fomapan 100 film @ EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution H for …

 

Close to sea level, Abcoude

Close to sea level, Abcoude

Proably below sea level this area. Shot on Foma Fomapan 400 film at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 10:30 minutes, agitation: 2 …

 

Telephone at Taiyo-ji Temple

Telephone at Taiyo-ji Temple

We were at Taiyo-ji temple for a great temple stay (shukubo) for the second time in a few years and I liked the symmetry of …

 

At the incense burner

At the incense burner

Bathing in the incense smoke in the hope that it cures all that ails you. A quiet moment at the incense burner in front of …

 

Detail of gate ornament at shrine

Detail of gate ornament at shrine

A detail of a gate leading to a Shinto shrine in Kawagoe, Japan. It took me a little while to see that photographing it as …

 

Urinals at Naritasan Temple complex

Urinals at Naritasan Temple complex

Just in case you were wondering what they looked like 🙂 Shot on Kodak TRI-X film at EI 800, developed in HC-110 dilution B for 11 …

 

Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring

Shot on ADOX CHS ART 100 film at EI 200, developed in APH 09 dilution 1:167 for 2 hours, 5 inversions after 1 hour. Aperture: ƒ/9.5 Camera: …

 

Trees, snow, sky

Trees, snow, sky

Shot on ADOX CHS 100 II film at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 9 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Aperture: ƒ/9.5 Camera: …

 

Bridge over the Arakawa River, Chichibu

Bridge over the Arakawa River, Chichibu

I spot metered off the bridge pillar and locked the exposure to prevent overexposure and blowing out all details in the structure. Shot on Fujichrome …

 

Windmill, close-up

Windmill, close-up

Shot on Foma Fomapan 100 film @ EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 10 minutes, agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: PENTAX …

 

The copse Michael Kenna photographed

The copse Michael Kenna photographed

Shot on KODAK TRI-X at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 11 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: PENTAX 645NII Focal length: …

 

Where the town meets the countryside

Where the town meets the countryside

In the north of Asaka, shot on KODAK TRI-X film at EI 800, developed in HC-110 dilution B for 11 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every …

 

Ueno Park, Tōshō-gū

Ueno Park, Tōshō-gū

Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined here in Ueno Park as well as in Nikkō; why is it that anything to do with Tokugawa Ieyasu is so …

 

Saguaro in the burning sun

Saguaro in the burning sun

Shot on Kodak TRI-X film at EI 800, developed in HC-110 dilution B for 11 minutes, agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: PENTAX MZ-S Focal …

 

Outdoor bookmarket in Kanda, Tokyo

Outdoor bookmarket in Kanda, Tokyo

Kanda Jimbocho book market is held a few times a year outside, Kando really is the second hand book district, but at the time of …

 

Abcoude on the River Gein

Abcoude on the River Gein

Shot on Foma Fomapan 400 film at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 10:30 minutes, agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds Aperture: ƒ/9.5 Camera: PENTAX …

 

Biei Shrine

Biei Shrine

For the last 10 years or so, shrines, temples, mountains, rocks, etc. have all been about ‘Power Spots.’ Nobody really knows what makes a location …

 

Under the paper lantern

Under the paper lantern

At Narita-san. Shot on Kodak TRI-X film at EI 800, developed in HC-110 dilution B for 11 minutes, agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds Aperture: ƒ/1.7 Camera: …