Fuji GW690iii + Kodak Portra 400
There a number of interesting murals in the narrow streets of Central, but I’d never seen this one before I went on my first walk with the new 6×9 camera. When I spotted these two girls, I knew I had my shot. It’s the only street shot I did, and then only because I had time to measure my exposure before shooting. I’m really super slow with the GW so far.
Fuji TX2 (XPAN) + Rollei Corssbird 200 (C41)
My mood of late has been with trying lots of different film stocks I have never tried before. Rollei Crossbird is an E6 (slide) stock that gives some cold tones when processed with C41 instead of E6, so I wanted to give it a shot. It turned out way grainier than I anticipated for a 200 ISO stock, but I really like the results. I love it that the tip of the Central waterfront is still bathed in orange sunlight, and gradually as things get more shady they get greener.
Fuji TX2 (XPAN) + Fuji Pro 400H
One of the limitations of the XPAN is that its widest aperture is f/4. That makes shooting at dusk tricky at best… But when it works, boy is it great !
iPhone, 29mm, f/2.2, ISO 25
This is perhaps one of the most emblematic views of Hong Kong, in Central at the bottom of D’Aguilar Street. I captured it in our early days of being in Hong Kong, on my iPhone. Still stands the test of time, I think.
Fuji x100f, 28mm, f/2.8, 1/50s, ISO 1000
It’s quite a common occurence to see wedding photos taken in public places. This was very true in Shanghai, and it’s just as true here in HK. I suspect a lot of photoshopping goes into it down the line, but for me it was just fun to snap at these future bride and groom in the stairwell of Central MTR station. The best is that they were smiling at me more (I felt) than they were at the official photographer. I know street theoretically works better when the subjects are unaware of the camera, but I really like this little moment of joy.