Shooting Film: Fuji Astia 100F

Shooting Film: Fuji Astia 100F

As I continued on my photowalk with my friend David through Yanaka he was kind enough to give me a roll of discontinued and impossible to find Fuji Astia 100F.   I have never shot this film before but I can say I have completely fallen in love with it.  I remember when I first started shooting film a few people mentioned to be that nothing compares to looking at slide film for the first time.  The colors I saw by just holding the slide up to my window were memorizing.   If anyone knows any good shops for buying discontinued film please let me know. Today's Configuration:  Leica M6J, Fuji Astia 100F, Various lenses

Yanaka
Yanaka

Exploring Yanaka is fascinating with its endless shrines, temples and cemeteries.   I tried to focus on the details of the places we were exploring...

Yanaka
Yanaka
May Peace Prevail on Earth
May Peace Prevail on Earth

This temple we found was particularly charming....

Temples in Yanaka
Temples in Yanaka
Temples in Yanaka
Temples in Yanaka
Temples in Yanaka
Temples in Yanaka
Temples in Yanaka
Temples in Yanaka
Drawing in Yanaka
Drawing in Yanaka

I have been looking for Zen everywhere since moving to Tokyo...

Zen
Zen

It is good to see that the cones are being put to good use...

Cones
Cones
Cones
Cones

A taxi driver on a break...

Taxi driver break in Yanaka
Taxi driver break in Yanaka

Purple flowers by the traffic light...

Bokeh
Bokeh
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka

A cool old Mini Cooper...

Mini Cooper
Mini Cooper
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka

The cemeteries were very interesting to explore...

Cemeteries in Yanaka
Cemeteries in Yanaka
Cemeteries in Yanaka
Cemeteries in Yanaka
Cemeteries in Yanaka
Cemeteries in Yanaka
Cemeteries in Yanaka
Cemeteries in Yanaka

The color on this film is simply amazing... but you have to nail the exposure.

David Runacres
David Runacres

You can see the highlight just blew out on Dave's forehead...

David Runacres
David Runacres

I love the way red is so saturated...

Japanese Post Box
Japanese Post Box
Japanese Sign
Japanese Sign
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka

Thanks for stopping by today.    Check back to see what I was able to capture when I loaded a roll of Ektar...

Shooting Film: Kodak Ektar 100

Shooting Film: Kodak Ektar 100

Shooting Film: Kodak TMAX 400

Shooting Film: Kodak TMAX 400

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