Chichibu Line – Into The Wilds V

More from a now no longer recent train riding day trip into the Chichibu highlands / interior. These four from Nagatoro Station and surrounds.

_DSF4853 _DSF4855 _DSF4857 _DSF4863 All X100s in Advanced Filter Toy Mode, via Capture One Pro and Lightroom (but minimal – like just a little exposure and contrast)

 

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Chichibu Line – Into The Wilds IV (warning – contains photo of peeing)

From a now no longer recent train riding day trip into the Chichibu highlands / interior. Nagatoro Station and surrounds.

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_DSF4852 All X100s in Advanced Filter Toy Mode, via Capture One Pro and Lightroom (but minimal – like just a little exposure and contrast)

Chichibu Line – Into The Wilds III

From a semi-recent day trip to Chichibu, Saitama, Japan.

Nagatoro Station and surrounds.

_DSF4835 _DSF4837 _DSF4845 _DSF4851X100s. All are pretty much chronological and shot with Toy Camera Advanced Filter Mode & with kinda minimal post (exposure, levels, & maybe some shadow enhancement in Capture One and saved as TIF, and then similar or just hitting “Auto” in the Basic panel in Lightroom – which actually adds up to a lot in terms of the final impact).

Chichibu Line – Into The Wilds II

From a semi-recent day trip to Chichibu, Saitama, Japan.

Nagatoro Station.

_DSF4828 _DSF4830 _DSF4831 _DSF4832-2 X100s. All are pretty much chronological and shot with Toy Camera Advanced Filter Mode & with kinda minimal post (exposure, levels, & maybe some shadow enhancement in Capture One and saved as TIF, and then similar or just hitting “Auto” in the Basic panel in Lightroom – which actually adds up to a lot in terms of the final impact).

Depart

About to he’d back to Japan, after a fairly long period in New Zealand.

As always, New Zealand was a blast. As always, overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of the place and the generosity and friendliness of the inhabitants. As always, shocked by the cost of living. New Zealand residents are certainly getting ripped off, somewhere along the chain of commerce, especially in the supermarkets, by someone.

As always, stunned by the rich cultural diversity that has taken root in New Zealand. In my wee rural hometown of around 4000 people, in the wee primary school of around 300 students that my children attend while here, there are definitely more ethnicities represented than in all of the schools (primary, intermediate and high school) in the city of around 140,000 where I live in Japan. This town is far better for it too.

Far better curry in this wee town too, than I’ve ever had in Japan, including the mighty metropolis of Tokyo.

As always too, stunned by the number of blonde children at the school my children attend while we’re here. When I went to school here, there were a fair few blonde children, but I can’t recall the numbers being so high as I see now.

And that fact (kinda) relates to this last week, where I did two portrait sessions of two different children, who just happened to both be blond (in Dunedin city – not here). I’ll see if I can set them up to auto post over the next two days.

So, that’s all for now. Onward and upward.