Lake Chuzenji - Some Colour

This is the second in the series from my visit to Nikko and Lake Chuzenji. It was a completely film trip for me, with a Hasselblad 500CM, a Nikon F6 and a Nikon F5 in tow. The F5 was used for B&W, the F6 was for colour and I had 2 backs for the Blad. I didn’t use much of the Blad as it was quite cold and it got cumbersome trying to juggle cameras and a light meter at the same time. Maybe I am getting lazy. The main subject was once again the rather decrepit swan shaped paddle boats….

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The fog on the lake was very picturesque on the first morning. Taken join a Nikon F6 with the Nikkor 24-70 F2.8 soon. My first try with Kodak Portra 400VC - and probably my last as it has been replaced by the “new Portra 400”.

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A similar photo from the Hasselblad, this time using Portra 160VC, which has also been replaced by the new one.

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This time using Fujifilm PRO400H, a very different stock from the Kodak and one that needs to be over exposed by a stop - the colour starts really popping when you do that.

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I love this bug boat. I cannot imagine the mind of the people who dream these things up. Also shot on the Hasselblad with Fujifilm PRO400H

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And again - this roll of Fujicolor PRO400H had a lot of nice shots - the amazing early morning sunshine really helped.

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A very moodys hot of some seemingly abandoned boats. The fishing season on the lake is only 2 months long. Nikon F6 with 24-70 F2.8 kens and Kodak Portra 400.

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Some of the private jetty’s have pieces missing. I wonder how many people have fallen in? Hasselblad 500CM and Kodak Ektar 100 - a truly amazing film and one I should use more of.

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The morning of the last day there was amazingly windy and very cold. Taking these shots literally froze me and had me heading straight for the onsen. Nikon F6 with 24-70 F2.8 zoom and Kodak Portra 400.

© David Runacres 2014