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Nara

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I finally received the scans from my trip to Japan so I can start to post some of the pics I shot there (I shot 342 pictures with the M6 and 699 with the iPhone). I won’t post the pictures in chronological order but rather by themes or place we visited.

 

This first post is about Nara, which used to be the first fixed capital of Japan during the 8th century. The park and the temples are a UNESCO world heritage site. Compared to the madness in Tokyo and Kyoto, Nara is a very quiet town and many temples are located in the huge park close to the station so you can visit everything only by walking.

 

In this park there is around 1200 deers (considered sacred) walking around completely free. You can buy special crackers to feed them and they seem to love it.

 

There is many temples to see in this park. The Kasuga-taisha (the red/orange one) is worth the visit as all along the path that leads there you can find thousands of stone lantern which creates a very nice atmosphere. These lanterns are lit only during two festivals (beginning of February and mid August).

 

The temps that you must absolutely see is Todai-ji. It’s the biggest wood construction in the world (in the past it was 1/3 of the current size bigger but was destroyed during civil wars and the rebuilt). Inside you can also find the biggest bronze statue in the world, the Buddha is 15m tall, and trust me it’s really impressive. Next to this Buddha there is 2 huge wooden stautes of Koumoku-ten who are protectors of Buddha’s realm.

 

Scans by Carmencita Film Lab

Japanese drinks

Japanese drinksIt has been almost two months without a post on the blog for various reasons. Since a few weeks I’m back in France after two amazing weeks in Japan and I am still waiting for my dozen rolls to be processed by Carmencita Lab. I should get them by end of next week and can’t wait to see if I managed to get some decent shots.

These are drinks bought from vending machines that you can find around every corner in Tokyo. You have cold and warm (the tiny cans) drinks. In average these drinks costs around 120¥ . I wanted to try as many japanese drinks as possible. Every time I was thirsty I tried a different one and shot them because from the beginning I had the idea of this picture.

More pics from this great trip will come in the following days with a mix of pictures shot with the Leica and with the iPhone as I did not bring my 5D with me.

 

Confluence

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The iPhone is really a great point and shoot camera. When I am too lazy to carry around the 5D or the M6, it’s just perfect for some random snaps and you get pretty decent results. All pics edited with vsco on the phone.