Yes, It has been a while…
I have been off the grid for a while, not really posting or taking the time off to get some photos done. I was a little affected by the closure of the Mount Faber Safra Photography club, therefore, putting a sudden halt on my analog photography printing. I honestly miss it. Getting lost in time when in the darkroom. The beauty of seeing your captured image, appearing right before your eyes, just like home developing the negatives that you took with your trusted film camera (be it 35mm or 120 format) I miss it all.
There have been a few readjustments in my life and priority has been shifted towards spending more time with my family more (my wife and son of course) On top of that, I need to work on alternate Saturdays now, so my Saturday mornings are half cut off.
I also posted on Instagram recently that I ran out of Ilford Fixer solution, so my 120 film has to wait. I have yet to send off my Provia 120 as well. Gosh, I’m so procrastinating myself. There are so many films in my fridge (that was mistaken for chocolate) that are screaming my name to be used and I keep telling them to wait first.
My good friend was kind enough to allow me to join him in shooting a wedding recently. I had a lot of fun and some experience in capturing moments as important as this and having used my Fuji XT-1, I managed to snap more that 1000 shots!
Since then, I had caught the flu bug. Temperatures rising up to 39.9 degrees Celsius and I had body aches, I had to lay in bed for 2 days with no appetite and feeling fuzzy. I had lost 4kg just like that, alongside lots of coughing and phlegm, runny nose added to the symptoms just as worse as a leaking tap, I was running alright…
I have recovered from the fever, runny nose thanks to my Abba Father who healed me and my dear wife who took great care of me during this time. I still have a bit of cough (yes, it’s irritating) but having it has led me to a new liking, (drinking tea) funny how it all began as I thought coffee wasn’t really that good for me, and with that bad cough of mine, a hot drink definitely made it better.
So now, I have a cuppa with my wife in the evening/ towards the night, just to keep my throat warm and I drink a lot less of cold drinks now. Did I also mention that I am taking tea with soy milk? Not a favorite for a lot of people but yeah, it’s nice!
Back to my film, I have a roll of TMAX 400 I shot my family with, I am so looking forward to developing it. So look forward to it yeah? I also owe my friend his photos of which I shall give him by this weekend. Otherwise, I am looking forward to a few things that will be upcoming.
- I am finally gonna meet someone for the first time (it’s a guy who shoots lovely landscape photos) That should be in early August. Of which I will be learning from him the tips on how to take lovely landscapes like him
- I’m gonna develop my TMAX 400 roll (late july 2018)
- I’m gonna visit the zoo with my wife, son aunt and mother in law (long overdue family outing)
- I will be reviving an old item (So looking forward to that)
- More Singapore landscape photos (film and digital) to come (definitely need to visit more SG places)
- Perhaps more wedding shoots? (WINK)
- I would like to try videoing the shoots I go out for… (a project long overdue)
How is everyone? Do drop a note and lemme know how you all are doing! I’d love to hear from you!