Fuji GW690iii + Kodak Portra 400
A few weeks ago I became aware that the Fuji GW690iii camera was both highly rated and comparatively affordable. When looking at entering Medium Format, that is not a given (to say the least). I had a pending birthday present from my wife, so I went out and got this beast of a camera. It shoots huge 6x9cm negatives. I proceeded to walk around Hong Kong and give the camera a trial run. This is the Olympic Stairs in Causeway Bay, where each step marks where an Olympiad happened. It’s a place I really like, close to where we first lived in Hong Kong. I love the amount of detail as well as the subtle drop off in depth of field.
*Bonzes don’t jaywalk*
To be fair, few people jaywalk in Hong Kong anyway, but when I saw this Buddhist monk quietly waiting in front of the crossing, I had this funny notion about respecting the rules (or not).
Minox 35ML, Ilford FP4+
Hong Kong isn’t a very cyclist friendly city (and that’s probably a euphemism) in between the high slopes and the dense traffic. So you don’t see a lot of bikers. But there is still a Chinese reliance on cycles for deliveries and personal transportation. When the traffic is dense though, they use the tram lanes, the only place they’re guaranteed not to find cars and buses. The tram drivers don’t seem to mind.
Fuji X-Pro2, 45mm, f/4, 1/13s (IS), ISO 6400
I love wandering the streets of Hong Kong at night. I haven’t been out in the rain yet, and I bet it could produce really cool shots too, but my outings so far were dry. This is the Olympic Stairs, not too far from where I live in Causeway Bay. Self-explanatory, really.