Throwback Sunday

One of my favourite street shots taken in Hong Kong with my Hasselblad 500cm.

This was an expired Hp5 plus film.

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Yashica GT test roll @ Woodlands Town Centre

I finally had a chance to bring my butt down to Woodlands Town Centre which I had been procrastinating for the longest time ever (This was taken about 2 weeks ago). What better a time to bring along my Yashica GT with me. Ever since I bought it, I was actually waiting for the battery to come from eBay, however, it didn’t come in the end. This leaves me with 1/500 through out.

It was a sad sight as the once bustling town centre is now a ghost town as we call it. The only people there were the hardworking construction workers breaking down walls and removing debris. I ran a Kodak Tri X 400 roll using the sunny 16.

Youtube video: Yashica GT video

Camera: Yashica GT

Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

Developer: Kodak HC-110 (1:50) @29degrees celcius

Photos are scanned using an affordable film scanner at 10mp.

Here they are:

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This might looks like a normal picture, but I used to work at the back (covered with wood now) Yes, that was the KFC that was once there.

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The old hawker centre on the 2nd floor

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The old cinema

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Woodlands point was a late add on through the years but I guess it didn’t really do well.

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The doors of the old cinema

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My favourite ice kachang brothers once had their stall here. That’s what’s left now.

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Below the hawker centre were many rows of shops selling watches, clothes, shoes and more.

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Small staircases that led to the once bus interchange.

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On the right once was the 24 hour muslim food stalls. A girl was walking by.

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A hardworking construction worker walking by

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The old flats that once housed many residents.

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I never had the chance to sit here and admire the view. This was once the bus interchange.

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The walk way that led to Shing siong

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The bridge that led to once popular (yes I bought slam dunk comics from there. Then it was only SGD$2.50 per comic)

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I hope you enjoyed them.

Review:

I had fun shooting with the GT, it was quiet and photos came out nice. The challenge is to shoot at 1/500 constantly. You just have to move the aperture constantly to ensure correct or at least near correct exposure. Otherwise, it is a fun camera to play with.

God bless!

Ezekiel Kok

Experimenting with film adaptors 135-120

I recently purchased a film adaptor from eBay that allowed me to use 35mm film on a medium format camera. This not only allowed me to shoot using my favourite Hasselblad 500cm, but I also get to see sprockets (something I like to view especially when using film. It just gives me a good feel, doesn’t it to you?)

I spent about two days to finish the roll of about 11 frames. These are the few selected ones that I felt were nice to me.

Film: Polypan 50 (shot at iso 100)

Developer: Kodak HC-110 (5mins @ 20deg)

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Note:

  1. Photos were taken straight from the negatives, thus no editing was done.
  2. Photos were placed on a white light background and inverted using an app.
  3. Photos were then taken using my note 8 camera and cropped to see all sprockets.

Hope you enjoy them!

Missing Japan…

I never knew I would have said this but, my wife and I miss Japan.

The people are very friendly, the food is delicious and the scenery is really breath taking.

We really felt that the time spent there was insufficient. Guess we didn’t really say it then, but we would definitely go back (perhaps another part of Japan this time round)

It may not be affordable (transport is really expensive) but it is definitely worth going at least once in your life.

Have you been to Japan?

What did you love about it?

What comes to mind when I say Japan?

Kyoto

I guess Japan was telling me, see you soon. 🙂

I’ll be back 🙂