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still photos from Japan

Post by Evan Kubota » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:02 am

I took these over break. All digital (sorry) shot with a Pentax DL. I did take a Scoopic M, but I don't have the footage now. Comments welcome. I was going to post annotations but couldn't find the option in the program where I generated the gallery. The images are pretty clear about a sort of narrative, though. Ignore the last few...

http://plaza.ufl.edu/ekubota/japan/index.htm

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Post by freddiesykes » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:52 am

Can't wait to see this location in 16mm. Which stocks did you bring?

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Post by Tron X » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:55 am

wow.

i know you said to ignore the last few but...

why?

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Post by Evan Kubota » Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:26 am

Those are some production stills from my current 16mm film that accidentally slipped in ;)

I took V2 50D and 500T, but ended up only using 50D in Japan. I did shoot a roll of 500T, wide-open, in Kowloon along Nathan Road at night. I hope it comes out.

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Post by super8man » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:21 pm

This one:

http://plaza.ufl.edu/ekubota/japan/pages/IMGP1641.htm

looks like Canada...Squamish to be exact...before the Japanese discovered Whistler.

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Post by BK » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:28 pm

Evan Kubota wrote: I did shoot a roll of 500T, wide-open, in Kowloon along Nathan Road at night. I hope it comes out.
Did Nathan Road back in the early 80's with Fujichrome R25 and the lowlight Fujica ZXM500, it came out beautiful! Nathan Road is actually quite well lit by the neon and shop lights.

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Post by MovieStuff » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:56 pm

Preeeettty.

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Post by steve hyde » Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:10 am

..fantastic architecture. The bridge shots remind me of Imamura's "Warm Water Under a Red Bridge."

Which city is that? I have never been to Japan..(outside the Tokyo airport)

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Post by Evan Kubota » Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:27 pm

It's a town in the mountains called Yu-mura. The place is primarily known for hot springs, associated hotels/inns, and a place where heated water flow is set up along the frigid river. Those are the steamy shots with people and the one with eggs in a net. They hard-boil them in the sulfur-rich water.

It also, apparently, has some of the most snow in western Japan.

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Post by npcoombs » Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:43 pm

Nice images - very poetic. The scenes in the snow remind me a little of wintery Istanbul in 'Uzak'. In terms of mood at least.

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