One Fine Day

Absence makes the heart miss fresh wallpapers, isn’t that right? So what have I been up to lately? I have been focusing my precious personal time recently into mixing down and ordering things for an album of original music which I hope to release at the end of the month. Its a passion project, just like this one, and something that I have been putting together for a few months now. More on that soon enough.

I am still without a day to day digital camera in my life. A situation I find depressing when I let myself dwell on it too long. After my X-Pro died and my precious 5D went missing, possibly stolen actually, I have been really down about photography lately. Down but not out.

I have been doing research on what it will cost to buy a new digital camera so I don’t have to keep borrowing one of YoungDoo’s so often. If your curious, at the moment I am considering at a Sony A7II, a body I’m not too crazy about but a sensor that I think will suit me well, paired with a manual Voigtlander M-Mount lens on an adaptor. Then when Im able, I will pick up an old Leica body as well so I can swap from digital to film with the same familiar lens. A least thats the idea. May not end up the direction I go but it’s what Im leaning toward.

I have also gotten my enlarger out, ordered some fresh chemicals and photo paper and made darkroom prints for Aprils Print Club which I am excited about. Thats about it for the 50ft update.

The photo here is another from my Koyoto trip. I loved the endless charm found down so many streets and took quite a few one-point perspective shots like this along the way that I will probably continue to share because I love them so much. Links below, thanks for stopping by, and I will see you again soon!

Comments

  1. Amy - May 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    :(
    No camera? I think I would be terribly sad, even though I hardly seem to have time for daily photography nowadays.

    Makes me do a thought exercise as to what I would do if my main camera bodies and lenses were unavailable. I’d use my backup backup camera, a 9-year-old Nikon D300 – and I think I’d be perfectly fine.

    If I didn’t have even that? I don’t really know. Maybe find a cheap, gently-used Nikon DSLR somewhere.

  2. Christian Harrison - May 16, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Any idea what the reed structures that line up along the base of so many of the walls are for?

  3. John Carey - May 16, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Thats a good question and I wondered of their significance myself. I’m not sure if its purely decorative or if they have a practical function, I’m inclined to think that they must serve some function!

  4. Christian Harrison - May 19, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I posted the questions to my friend ArchAtlas:

    http://archatlas.net/post/160789523663

    In the notes, someone replies with:

    The curved bamboo shields are called inu-yarai, which literally means “dog fence.” They’re meant to keep dogs (and other entities and natural forces) from fouling the walls with less, uh, savory fluids.

  5. John Carey - May 22, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Oh wow, thats pretty interesting. Thanks for the update!

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