Posts Tagged ‘festival’

Sun and sake

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Tweet 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 […]


Festival fever

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Tweet More from the festival. These were taken right outside the station just as the portable shrine got moving. The trick with these is to focus while walking backwards and avoiding the waving arms of drunken revelers . . .


Shiny Happy People

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Tweet Beautiful day, gorgeous light, happy people – what more do you need? A few portraits from our local spring festival last weekend. It’s not the first time I have shot the festival, though I took a different approach this time. D700 + 50mm lens. All were taken close to maximum aperture, usually within a […]


Local Festival

Tweet This is the second time I’ve taken part in the shinto festival near my house. It happens every two years and involves hefting a 1 ton portable shrine around the neighbourhood with regular stops for sake and snacks. We start off at the local shrine 9am and finish around dusk at 5pm. I took […]