Normally i have no problem posting iPhone pictures on the blog, but posting unfiltered, un-app'ed pictures is a whole other thing.
The thing is, last week when we went to visit our friend Izumi in her new home in Fukuyama, i didn't bring my digital camera.
I was shooting my first film with the Canon, and i figured that and the phone would be more than enough. I didn't consider the fact that it was a black and white film, and that iPhone pictures that hasn't been through instagram are AWFUL!
They are, i just forgot!
But i have so many of them and we had such a wonderful trip, so i have to share, even though posting them hurts my pride just a little bit.
We went to Fukuyama by Shinkansen.
With the Nozomi train no less!
Those who have traveled in Japan knows that railpass holders, which is most tourists, can't use the Nozomi, and the Nozomi is faster and leaves way more often than other Shinkansen.
We didn't have a railpass this time, so we finally got to move to the front of the bus, so to speak. Cause, yeah, as i out of curiosity tried to find out why foreigners aren't welcome on the Nozomi, most theories pointed to... racism. Typical of Japan, sadly.
Anyway, the ride was exactly the same as the Hikari; fast and pleasant, and we didn't have to change trains anywhere. Easy!
Greeting us at the station; Izumi and Akari who was still inside a belly the last time we were in Japan
In case you're wondering, Fukuyama was pretty cold!
After dropping off our stuff, we went for a walk around the neighborhood
Fancy bridge parking
The worlds easiest baby took a nap
One of the shrines in the area
Allan is getting a Boss coffee because, well, Allan is always getting a Boss coffee
Later at home, we spent some quality time with the baby while Izumi made dinner
Cooking Nabe... mmmm...
Thumb, almost as interesting as hair
It almost looks like he likes her, right?
But seriously, how could you not?
Guest bedroom... i don't think we've slept on futons this nice since years ago at a Ryokan in Kyoto!
Waking up there was pretty nice too
Ok, so since there were so many pictures, i decided to break this into two posts, one for each day we were there.
And in case you're wondering about the black and white film, i'm working on it.
I had the film developed in Tokyo, and i started making prints yesterday. In our own darkroom!
Me and Allan must have spent about 6 hours in there yesterday, figuring stuff out, making photos and generally just having an awesome time. It was so awesome that we went around the corner and got burgers, so we could stay even longer.
I actually got a lot of photos done, enough for a blog post even, but i'm saving that until i have a few more.
They may not be as interesting as the analog color ones i've posted recently, but they're already really special to me cause i made them myself, in the lab that we built.
Oh, shop, you're so awesome.
More Fukuyama tomorrow, so stay tuned for more iPhone crappyness!*
*I'm really selling this aren't i?
But seriously, come back.