digital

Japan is Tea is Japan (film v smartphone)

There's a lot of talk about how great smartphone cameras are these days - the portability and versatility are deniable but for me large cameras and film have a look that are never going to be beat by something that can fit in a pocket. Just check out the difference in exposure, depth of field, leaf greens and sky blues between the two pictures. One is take on a Motorola One Vision, the other taken on Pentax 645 with RVP 50 film.

While modern technology keeps moving forward, it doesn't always capture what made the past so great.

Japanese tea on the other hand has no competition! ;)

100 Strangers

Simon

Simon

Technically we are strangers but we met and chatted together over a year ago. I took a photo on my film camera and said I would hand him a copy next time we met. However, I didn't bump into him again until now and have no idea where the photo went. I was carrying my Canon so managed to get a second digital photo. He plays guitar around Frankfurt and is one of the nicest people with a very relaxed tropical island kind of accent when he isn't singing some acoustic classic rock music on the street. A lot has happened for each of us since the last time we chatted and I was grateful to have met him again. So if you see him, say hello and make a request!

Day 233

 "eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart"

 "eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart"

I don't know where all my time has gone lately. I'm pretty sure there are the same number of hours in a day but I've no idea where they all went. I will try to get back on track as soon possible but constant bad weather has been a big reason my camera has been stuck in my bag for most of the last month.

Day 175

Ume

Ume

I twisted my back the other day and have been completely out of action for almost a week now. The first few days I could barely crawl around to get to the bathroom but I'm slowly getting back on my feet and getting tired of starting at the ceiling.

I had been waiting for these flowers to blossom in a vase at home for ages and almost forgot to get a photo of them before they had withered. Luckily having a tripod meant I didn't have to hold the camera for long to get a nice photo.

Day 143

Chinese cultural presentation

Chinese cultural presentation

This lady had really cool skills in a diabolo style instrument. She held two poles with a cord between that had a spinning top on it that made a dining noise. She span it round while spinning herself on the spot in a dance as attached to the top was also a yellow dragon that looked 3 or 4 metres long that flew around her in circles!

Day 134

The blind receive sight, the l ame walk...

The blind receive sight, the lame walk...

Seeing this empty wheelchair made me wonder if this 4th blood moon every six months was a sign after all. I'm always intrigued when I see wheel chairs or disability scooters parked outside of shops too. Did they really need them? Isn't carrying shopping even more difficult than just walking? Incidentally, I saw a man cycling on a racing bike as fast as the cars behind him. Normally nothing to get excited about... Except he had just one leg!! His left leg was just a metal prosthetic way up to his hip so wasn't doing much more than spinning round for show.