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: …

 

Snow covered trees at Aoi Ike

Snow covered trees at Aoi Ike

New tourist attraction around Biei, Hokkaido, the dead trees of Aoi Ike. Shot on KODAK TRI-X film at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H …

 

Row of birch trees

Row of birch trees

Around Biei, Hokkaido. Shot on Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 7 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every …

 

Miko-san at work #3

Miko-san at work #3

Shrine maidens busy at New Year’s day at a Shinto shrine, selling all kinds of lucky charms and fortunes for the new year. Shot on …

 

Miko-san at work #2

Miko-san at work #2

Shrine maidens busy at New Year’s day at a Shinto shrine, selling all kinds of lucky charms and fortunes for the new year. Shot on …

 

Miko-san at work #1

Miko-san at work #1

Shrine maidens busy at New Year’s day at a Shinto shrine, selling all kinds of lucky charms and fortunes for the new year. Shot on …

 

In the middle of a snow storm #2

In the middle of a snow storm #2

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 at ZENKŌ-JI, Nagano

Bronze Buddha at ZENKŌ-JI, Nagano

We had a great time visiting Zenko-ji temple, read here about our experience. Shot on Foma Fomapan 400 film at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution …

 

In the middle of a snow storm #1

In the middle of a snow storm #1

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: …

 

After school in Shibuya, Tokyo

After school in Shibuya, Tokyo

The interesting thing is that I exposed this shot while walking at the same speed as the girls, plus the bokeh of that old …

 

Fresh garlic #2

Fresh garlic #2

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/45 Camera: Cambo …

 

Fresh garlic #1

Fresh garlic #1

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/45 Camera: Cambo …

 

Copse of birch trees

Copse of birch trees

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: …

 

The woods around our apartment

The woods around our apartment

Shot on my Pentax 645NII camera with the S-M-C Takumar 6X7 105mm f/2.4 lens using the Fotodiox Pro PT67-PT645 adapter (Pentax 67 to Pentax 645). …

 

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 …

 

Greenhouses in winter

Greenhouses in winter

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: …

 

Biei, Mild Seven Hill #1

Biei, Mild Seven Hill #1

Row of trees on a hill named after a cigarette commercial that was filmed at this location, one of the must-see areas around Biei. Shot …

 

Little hut in the valley

Little hut in the valley

I had to hurry to take the shot as a snowplough was about to plough through my car that I had just stopped on the …

 

Iris, shadow and light

Iris, shadow and light

Shot on my Large Format camera. I’m now getting a little bit the hang of it: I corrected for the bellow extension which meant two …

 

Biei in winter, all about the trees

Biei in winter, all about the trees

So many beautiful trees in this area. Shot on ADOX CHS 100 II at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 9 minutes. Agitation: 2 …

 

Chindon’ya member taking a rest

Chindon’ya member taking a rest

The Chindon’ya are a type of Japanese marching band that wear elaborate costumes and perform in a variety of festivals, shop openings, and other promotions …

 

Lanterns at night, Nagano

Lanterns at night, Nagano

At the Zenko-ji temple area. Shot on Foma Fomapan 400 film at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 10:30 minutes, agitation: 2 inversions …

 

Peek-through at Ueno, Tokyo

Peek-through at Ueno, Tokyo

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: PENTAX MZ-S Focal length: 50mm ISO: …

 

Copying the Heart Sutra at Taiyo-ji temple

Copying the Heart Sutra at Taiyo-ji temple

As part of a temple stay (shukubo) at Taiyo-ji temple, you get the chance to copy the Heart Sutra. Sutra copying, or shakyo in Japanese, …

 

Rusty old windmill

Rusty old windmill

Built in 1927, this windmill can pump 175-200 m³ per hour and was intended to keep the floodplains of the River IJssel dry to improve …

 

Freshly pollarded willows

Freshly pollarded willows

I really start to love that S-M-C Takumar 6X7 105mm f/2.4 lens! Shot on Foma Fomapan 100 film @ EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution …

 

People spoiling things for others

People spoiling things for others

Clear signs are posted and the area is roped off, yet people enter to get their shot…. See my rant about this here. Shot on Fuji …

 

House in Gruey-lès-Surance

House in Gruey-lès-Surance

Shot on Foma Fomapan 100 film @ EI 100; developed in HC-110 dilution H for 10 minutes, agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds Camera: PENTAX 67II Focal …