The biennial festival near our house has become something of a project for me. I helped carry the shrine for the third time this year and took a few portraits while resting my bruised shoulders.
These were all shot with a 50mm lens at f2.0 on D200 body. The sensor size on the D200 makes the lens close to a standard portrait, but still fairly unobtrusive. (The D200 is my backup camera – in case I trip and get trampled under the shrine.)
The other essential kit is sun and sake.