News/Blog - September 2010

One new link was added
24th September 2010
Thomas Orand Photography was added to the Links. Thank you, Thomas, for allowing me to add your site to my links!
A bit early for cosmos
21st September 2010
先週末、滝川市の丸加高原にコスモスを見に行ってきました。自宅の近所の家のお庭のコスモスは、もうすっかり満開なので、期待して行ったのですが、まだ半分も咲ききっていませんでした。あと、残念なことに口蹄疫のせいで、牧草地などへの遊歩道が閉鎖されており、歩きまわることもできませんでした。口蹄疫は、もう収束しているようなので、はやく閉鎖を解除してもらいたいものです。TMY-2を1/2本、EKTARを1本、ACROSを1本使いました。日没直前に、少し太陽が雲間に隠れ、かなりいい感じの光がもらえたので、ちょっと期待しています。はやく時間を見つけて現像しないと・・

Last weekend (19th), we went to Maruka-kogen (Takikawa) to see some cosmos flowers. As the cosmos flowers in our neighbourhood are already in full bloom, we expected to see a beautiful carpet of flowers, but were a bit disappointed as there were still lots of buds and not enough flowers. Moreover, we were also looking forward to walking about on the hills, but due to foot and mouth disease outbreaks in other parts of Japan, we were not allowed to walk in the meadows. One good thing was that we saw beautiful sun light just before sunset. The sun hid behind small clouds and a beautiful so-called Jacob's ladder appeared. We were on the observatory deck at the top of the hill and enjoyed this dramatic light so much (and took a few photos, of course!).
On this day, I shot half a roll of TMY, and one roll each of EKTAR and ACROS. I have got to do some more developing soon!



Ricoh GRDIII
Three photographs were added
16th September 2010
Finally, I have chosen three photographs from those I took during my summer 2010 holiday in England and added them here. Yes, only three....

"Empty Bench" in the "Nature (B&W)" gallery
"Botallack Mine" and "Stormy Clouds over the castle" in the "Landscape and waterscape (Colour)" gallery

There are many photographs I am happy with, which can be seen on my flickr site, but I think these three are the only ones I want to have on my main website.

Taking photos this holiday was very difficult for me, probably because I was inspired or excited too much and didn't see things properly and carefully enough. So, I shot too many rolls of film and while being very happy at that time, am a bit disappointed with the actual results now.