Back To School (Film)
These pictures are from two weeks back but I just finished the roll of film a few days ago so I’m just getting them online now. Enjoy!
Kazuyo, Dave and I took a small road trip to Kyoto to deliver the cat Dave found (Goro-kun) to his new home, a nice little house in north central Kyoto, owned by a great young couple. After we dropped him off and had some lunch, Dave wanted to have a look at Ritsumeikan’s campus as he’s considering studying there in the future. Kazuyo’s a Ritsumeikan grad so she knew the way and guided us around. We parked at a local cake shop (one of her hangouts back in college) and headed out in the brutal, Kyoto summer heat.
I’d brought along my EOS 1N film camera and the weather was just about perfect (minus the heat), so I grabbed my 20-35 f/2.8 L and my newly acquired 100mm f/2.8 L Macro and blasted off a few shots. Film is always so much fun for me; I always find I have to remind myself that I only have xxx amount of shots left, to be more patient waiting for the right lighting, and to compose much more carefully. Luckily I was pretty locked in, despite it being in the 90’s with crazy humidity! The shots, even on Fuji’s cheapest 100 speed negative film (on sale I got it for $1.50 for a roll of 24!), look fantastic!
The blue sky and puffy white clouds really made campus look great (though it probably looks just fine any how). I felt like I was shooting for a Ritsumeikan brochure 🙂 It made me realize I’m going to be spending my next two years on a huge college campus as well – albeit I’ll be attending graduate school – starting in just under 2 months. It’ll be nice to be going “back to school” after 4 years here in Japan 🙂
Thanks for reading! I finished the roll and took another roll of my favorite Reala 100 two days ago at the 39th Tokai Area Fire and Rescue Skills Competition so look forward to the next post – Mata ne!