Kamakura on Film

Kamakura on Film

When I was in Kamakura a few days ago I also shot a few roles of film.   I enjoy capturing scenes on different mediums and love the look of Kamakura on film.  I was wondering as I started getting more cameras if I would have trouble deciding if I should shoot my Leica M9-P, M Monochrom or M6-J but I actually don't.  I just grab whatever one feels right for the day.    Lately it has been a film camera as I need to work my way through the pile of film in my refrigerator. The pressure is off on that a bit as I picked up a small 12 bottle wine fridge that I will store a few bottles of wine and a few boxes of film.    I picked up a bottle of 2008 Silver Oak 2008 and two bottles of 2009 Stag's Leap Artemis today for it.   I also have a bottle of 2005 Silver Oak, 2007 Ca' Marcanda and 2007 Opus One that have been looking for a home.

They will share their home with boxes of Velvia, Provia, TMAX, Ektar and Illford.   It will be a very happy place...

Today's configuration: Leica M6-J, Elmar 50mm f/2.8, Kodak Ektar 100

Year of the snake

Year of the snake

Perhaps a slight mismatch on the name and the visual...

Kamakura

Kamakura

I love all of the different Mini Coopers in Japan... some of them are really cool.

Mini Cooper in Japan

Mini Cooper in Japan

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

This house owner really loved mailboxes...

Kamakura

Kamakura

More Dragons... they are everywhere in Asia.

Dragon Water

Dragon Water

Kodak Ektar really does a nice job with 'greens'...

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura

You have to keep everything clean in Japan...and gravestones are no exception!

Kamakura

Kamakura

I found it interesting to compare the shots I captured with the Leica M Monochrom vs. the shots I captured on color film. I think the Dragon Water shot worked better in color.

Comparing film vs. digital

Comparing film vs. digital

...but I think the falling rocks picture looked better in Monochrom.   The textures on the wall, fence and sign really stand out more and make it a better shot.

Comparing film vs. digital

Comparing film vs. digital

I should have my Illford 3200 shots back soon.   I can't wait to see what Shibuya looks like on Black and White film at ASA 3200!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Shooting Film: Illford 3200

Shooting Film: Illford 3200

Kamakura in Monochrom

Kamakura in Monochrom

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