Canon EOS300 + Ilford FP4+
Models: Nelly & Christina
Texture: Trifolium repens
As I explore group shots, I find myself thinking about poses, and this common pose here worked quite effectively, I thought. It was also my first time using clover as a texture, and it works really well.
GW690iii + Rollei RPX 25
One of the best things about Hong Kong is how close it is from the city to the jungle. You can litterally be in the middle of nowhere (or seemingly so) withing minutes of leaving one of the largest metropoli in Asia. A few weeks ago me and my friend Matthew went up Braemar Hill via the river with tripods and RPX 25. I did some slow shutter photos
With waterfalls there’s always a trade off between wide shots to try and capture the grandeur of it all, or closer focused shots to capture the flow. For this shot I chose the latter, and I like how it just feels peaceful.
The Kuang Si waterfalls had many levels of successive waterflows, including this natural stairwell with many tiny steps of water flowing on top of each other. The blue colour of the water is natural as well, the result of particles of limetone being carried by the flow from further up the river.
*Kuang Si Falls*
I’m a sucker for waterfalls, and it’s become a point of contention with my family since I’ll spend so much time trying to get the perfect shot on my tripod that they don’t get to spend time with me. This time, in the gorgeous Kuang Si Falls near Luang Prabang, I adopted a half-way strategy that has worked well: instead of using the tripod, in most instances I used the lens’ stabilization to shoot at around 1/15s. In my experience, with rushing water that’s what delivers the most pleasing yet natural looking results. And family saw more of me and was pleased as well. This huge waterfall park is by far the most impressive I’ve seen yet, and if you go to Laos I strongly recommend not missing out on it!
Fuji TX2 (XPAN) + Rollei RPX25
I had initially loaded the RPX25 upon arriving at Nuuksio national park with the idea that there’s be plenty of lakes and therefore I could do long exposures over water to my heart’s content. Turned out finding the paths to the lakes was trickier than I thought, and I ended up doing only a few shots over water, and not very good ones at that due to the overcast, textureless sky. But while exploring I stumbled upon this run down cabin in the woods which (I felt) made for a perfect black and white subject.
*Cabin in the North*
Fuji TX2 (XPAN) + Rollei RPX25
For my first ever attempt at shooting RPX25 I didn’t make it easy on myself: in the midst of the Nuuksio forest on an overcast day, and accounting for reciprocity failure, I often had exposure times of 30-45 seconds. As a consequence the results were hit and miss. But when they hit, it was amazing. The level of fine detail that this film retains is just amazing. This one is my favourite shot, an abandoned cabin in the woods.
Downstream from the Waiau Falls in Coromandel, I climbed down the banks to try and capture the flow of the water. I normally don’t expose for too long when it comes to streams, but in this particular case I quite liked the effects. Would have been nicer on a sunnier day, but hey…
*Pier 41 at Dawn*
Pier 41 in San Francisco is a wooden pier that juts out into the bay. It has these old fashioned lampposts that stay on all night, and last time I was in San Francisco I decided to check it out at dawn. It wasn’t an insanely superb sunrise, but the subdued colours were really lovely.
*The Iron Lady*
By sharing this photo I may be doing something illegal. Because of intellectual property rules (that I frankly consider stupid) the night lights of the Eiffel Towers are IP protected. That’s correct, not the tower itself, but the lights. Oh well, that won’t stop me from taking shots of the tower and sharing them (at least until they sue me…)