At the end of May Saori and I took advantage of a beautiful day and spent a few hours exploring Sarushima, or “Monkey Island” which is about a mile off shore from my apartment in Yokosuka.
If you want to learn about Sarushima, just open up the first photo for today and you will be able to read the information sign that is on the island.
The week previous we had spent a Saturday on the island for a barbecue party with a group from the photo club. But at that time there was no chance to do any exploring, as we were busy cooking, eating, and drinking. So on this day we made a point to walk the entire island. It’s not too hard to do and you can see thee entire place in a couple of hours, and that’s if you go really slow and check out all the interesting corners and ruins.
My camera for the day was my trusty Epson R-D1 with a 28mm f2 CV Ultron, 15mm f4.5 SWH, and 50mm f1.5 Nokton. The 28mm was used for most of the shots. Saori was using a Sigma DP2, which after its most recent firmware update has turned into quite the usable little tool. Sigma really did their customers a service by improving the speed and accuracy of the auto focus system in their recent firmware update. The DP2 is no longer a great image maker thats a pain in the ass to use. Now its a great image maker thats usage is very transparent to the image making process. This still does not keep me from lusting after a Leica X1 though… 🙂