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More Vintage Fun with the SV
Posted By: Mike Cash, 05-24-2008, 08:06 PM

All photos from my 1962 Pentax SV and various Takumar lenses, shot on DNP Centuria 200 color film and scanned with a CanoScan 8800F using VueScan.

S-M-C Takumar 135/3.5

S-M-C Takumar 105/2.8

About one half of a large display at the Tenmangu Shinto shrine in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture. It lists the names of all the people/businesses in the area who donated money to help pay for the restoration work on the shrine's buildings.....together with the amount of money they gave. You can see the same sort of thing carved in stone at Buddhist temples. What until recently I had assumed were inscriptions of prayer or scripture it actually turns out more often than not were the names of those who had chipped in, again, together with the amount. Carved deep into stone for your neighbors and subsequent generations of the neighbors offspring to see. At least these wooden tags will fade and rot in a few years.

If you can read Japanese at all, zoom in and be astounded by some of the amounts.

S-M-C Takumar 105/2.8

SMC Takumar 55/1.8

SMC Takumar 55/1.8

S-M-C Takumar 28/3.5

Small Buddhist statue inside a cave in the mountains on the outskirts of Midori City, Gunma.

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05-24-2008, 11:21 PM   #2
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No 2, 4 and 5 are my favorite.

The 2nd shot has the texture I really like. So much culture is embeded in this ornament structure storing good wills and blessings.
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The secong and the Fan in B&W terrific

05-25-2008, 12:00 AM   #4
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The last one really appeals to me. The photo compliments what is obviously (or seems to be) an ancient work.
Thanks for posting.


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