Spotmatic F + Ilford Pan F
This shot is probably my earliest street photography win, and it was done on a manual film camera. I started film so I could join the printing club in my local time (I needed negatives to learn printing) and so I purchased a cheap but renowned film camera for beginners and went about shooting. This was one of my earliest prints and cemented my love for Ilford Pan F. Why « Goblin Haunting » ? Look at the shape of the shadow…
Sometimes what’s interesting in a potential shot is not the subject (or not only the subject) but the way the light hits the subject. In Kyomizu-dera in Kyoto there were many interesting subjects, but this one combined traditional Japanese architecture and interesting light…
*Matter and Anti-Matter*
Powerful sunlight low on the horizon will create these deep projected shadows that I love. As I mentioned in a previous post I’m starting to experiment with how to capture them in an esthetic way, and this is one of those attempts.
One of the things I love about winter light, besides the soft quality of the light itself is the fact that you get long shadows for a long period of time in the afternoon. I haven’t done much with them, but this is an example of what I’d like to do better going forward.
What Umbrellas Are For
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/2500s, ISO 1600
Here in Hong Kong when it rains it rains so hard that umbrellas are not as protective as you’d like them to be. But when it’s sunny, they pop up everywhere. It’s usually women who use them as a sunblock. This was shot 200m from where I live, pure fluke.
Hand in the Shadows
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/2.8, 1/30s, ISO 1600
As one would expect, there were a lot of churches in Valencia, but my favourite was clearly Santa Catalina. Unlike the fancier cathedral, it felt like having macerated for a while, with bordeline creepy iconography. This statue (and the resulting shadow) struck me.