These are photos I took in Osaka while I was there for the big summer festival. It was very hot, so I tried to spend as much time possible indoors to escape the deadly heat.
Yongma-land is a bankrupt theme park. Not functioning but still open for business. For a mere 5000 won you too can visit these world of past wonder and fun. Its kinda interesting because there aren’t many people around and you get to see the rusting rides, pose for photos where you normally cannot.
All shot with my Nishika and fuji superia 200 film. Most of them using a fill in flash.
I went down to Osaka for their big annual summer festival. I brought along my canon SLR with some Fuji Superia 200 film. I normally use that film for my sprocket rocket because of the colourful lines it has on the sprockets, but I must say it did a pretty good job during those sunny days. This was all during a heat wave where the temperature reached 40 plus (Celsius, you American and Belizeans can figure it out yourself).
Below is a short (1:38m) video of some footage I shot of the festival.
This summer I took a trip to Japan. I visited Kyoto, Nara and went to the Tenjin Matsuri (major summer festival) in Osaka. One of the cameras I brought along was my sprocket rocket. The cheap small flash I use it with didn’t fire a couple of times so some images were very underexposed. I used a roll of Fuji Superia 200 (which always have the colourful lines between the sprockets) and a roll of expired Fuji NPH 400 professional film.
Here are the photos taken with the 2 different rolls of film. The first batch were taken in the ancient city of Kyoto.
I then took a train and went to Nara for a daytrip. I was crazy hot. Just my luck I was in Japan during a heatstroke. It got up to 38 in Kyoto.
My last stop in Japan was Osaka. Just in time for the Tenjin Matsuri.
It’s nice when you’ve visited a city so often you don’t even know how many times you have been there. It is without a doubt my favourite city in Europe. This time I took my Sprocket Rocket and some superia film along.
Louvre at night and in the winter. When I take exposures at night, its normally about 4 seconds. Negative film is pretty forgiving.
A long exposure of the merry-go-round at the bottom of Sacra-Coeur in Montmartre. This was also in the movie Amelie ( I know the title is longer, but I don’t feel like typing it, even though now, it would have been shorter to just type it).
Graffiti of Belleville, I always try to seek out new neighbourhoods when I visit Paris and this time it was Belleville and its street art.
I also made a lenscap out of cardboard so I can take multiple exposures by covering half the lens. I will write a blogpost once covering exactly what and how I did that. but this is the result of that experiment. And below another example.
I’ve got 3 more shots from the same roll but not in Paris. The following were taken in Eindhoven during Carnival in the Netherlands. This is mostly celebrated in the south of the country due to its Catholic history. It’s not really the same though as its south American cousin, but something fun in its own way.
In 2013 we took our first trip to Morocco. We visited Marrakesh and Fez and then down south towards the Sahara. We stayed two nights in the desert and I took along my sprocket rocket. It was extremely dusty and most of my camera’s had sand all over. The sprocket rocket is so simply built that it is easy to clean and hard to destroy. I’ve dropped it in the ocean before and it’s been fine.