Expired Velvia at Peaks of Otter

Peaks of Otter is a little destination in the mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. There is a lodge and a camping ground surrounded by 3 mountains. In the image below the lodge is on the lake and Sharp top is standing tall behind it. It is a nice place and depending when you go might be very busy. When you get the opportunity also drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is very beautiful in every part.

Taken with Vogitlander Bessa R4M on expired Velvia 100

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Here is another photograph taken with the film looking out from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Thanks for looking.

Japanese Creature

Walking in Kyoto my girlfriend and I came across this in the middle of the street. Was pretty interesting, seemed like 2 badgers wearing clothing and wanting to drink. I had to take a quick picture.

Taken with Voigtlander R4M at 50mm f1.4 with Ilford FP5img044

Honen-in Temple in Kyoto

Great little place up along the Higashiyama mountains that is off the philosophers path in eastern Kyoto. The temple is small but a pleasure to stop at. There are stairs to raise up into deep shade and the thatched gated entrance is nice. There are two mounds that sit right before you as you enter. They are supposedly to purify you as you enter. I was there in the afternoon and had to wait a long while before I could take this without anyone in the picture.

Taken with Bessa R4M with 21mm Color Skopar with Ektar Film

Love this place and so peacful to walk up to this temple to off the philosophers path.

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Temple buildings at Garan in Koya-san

Walking around Garan in Koya-san was great. There are some temple buildings there that were built in Kobo Daishi’s time (1200 years ago). We walked over to these buildings on the grounds that were west and not many people were there. It is in the shadow of the great pagoda there. great place t walk and relax.

Taken with Voigtlander Bessa R4M on Ektar filmimg167