Another Kamakura Trip

I sometimes get together with my buddy Dave Powell (of Shoot Tokyo fame - who is a dedicated film shooter and Leica lover. He is always a lot of fun with boundless energy. We decided to visit Kamakura and carry one film and one digital body each. Dave scored high on the value stakes with a Leica M6-J and Lecia M9 Monochrome - I slummed it a little with a Sigma DP2 Merrill and a Mamiya 645 Pro TL. I really do have a weakness for medium format film. I carried a small number of lenses and a a lot of film - but mostly colour negative film like Fuji PRO160C and Kodak Portra 400VC. I am just beginning to learn what a fabulous film the Portra is and will be doing my best in the future to help Kodak out of bankruptcy by buying as much as I can.

Unfortunately the day was freezing with a very strong wind blowing in from the sea. We only last about 4 hours in the town, 1 hour of which was spent over a couple of beers in a microscopic bar…… 

Here are some photos…


Temple momentos. Sigma DP2 Merrill.


Attendants from the temple. Sigma DP2 Merrill.


Autumn leaves at a temple. Sigma DP2 Merrill.


Most temples are made of wood. Easy t rebuild after an earthquake. Prone to buring down. Sigma DP2 Merrill.


Last leaf. Sigma DP2 Merrill.


Riskshaws are very common in the streets. Sigma DP2 Merrill.


Clean up after your dog. Sigma DP2 Merrill.


The sign that new, fresh sake is available in this restaurant. Sigma DP2 Merrill.

645 PRO160C 004

Cool Mini. Mamiya 645 PRO TL, Mamiya Sekor 80mm F1.9, Fuji PRO160C

645 PRO160C 010

Another Kamakura Mini, Mamiya 645 PRO TL, Kodak Portra 400VC

645 ASTIA 027

Tiny bridge. Mamiya 645 PRO TL, Mamiya Sekor 60mm F1.9, Kodak Portra 400VC

645 ASTIA 019

Woodworm. Mamiya 645 PRO TL, Mamiya Sekor 60mm F1.9, Kodak Portra 400VC

645 PRO160 009

Grave. Mamiya 645 PRO TL, Mamiya Sekor 60mm F1.9, Kodak Portra 400VC

© David Runacres 2014