Sunday, May 21, 2017

On Film

The rainy season is upon us. We get days with heavy rain alternating with perfect, beautiful sunshine. Which, come to think of it, is not all that different from the weather the rest of the year.

Anyway, I've finally gotten to the point here where I can start developing and scanning film again. It's far from ideal — I have to develop sitting on the shower floor — but it's at least doable. I don't know of any place that will develop medium-format colour film in Okinawa, but the Kamera no Kitamura chain will accept it and send it to the mainland for processing. Good enough.

I've only just started looking at the pictures from our Golden Week vacation in Osaka; meanwhile, here's what I've managed to take over the past winter here in Okinawa. They really look better large, so please click through for larger versions.



Arrival. Naha Airport.



Naha.



Kilns in Kawaramachi district, Naha.



Resting spot in the kimono sellers quarter of Makishi market.



Naha side street.



The Convention Center in Ginowan.



A wintery beach in Ginowan.



Tetrapods!



"Bar Kiriko". Old entertainment area in Naha.



Abandoned car near Kokusai street.



Gasoline stand, Naha.

1 comment:

Douglas Kretzmann said...

thank you for the photographic tour, I always enjoy them.

Those tetrapods are also known as dolosse. Poemas del Rio Wang has some observations on both -
http://riowang.blogspot.com/2010/11/origami.html
and
http://riowang.blogspot.com/2011/05/five-stones.html