November 19, 2010

Raya Haji

Left Cyberjaya at 10.30pm, not too many cars and the journey was smooth.  Stopped for a toilet break and next thing I new the roads were jammed.

Turns out a pretty bad car accident just happened a kilometer or so away.  Thank god I dodged that bullet :)

Ignore the max speed, take a look at the current speed ;)

Arrived home around 7-7.30am, left for Kuala Kangsar not long after that..

Our family was the first to arrive, so not much to do..

Good stuff :)

Passing time..

More good stuff.

Thats it for now.  Bit hard to take photos with a rangefinder with one probably have to rely on af after this :)

November 6, 2010

Last roll?


HP5 has wonderful tonality under the right light (sunny/directional)  It's has less contrast than Tri-X and the grain is tighter too.  I'll probably stick with Tri-X and FP4 for now, both seem to handle diafine better and is suitable for almost every lighting condition. 

FA's peer crit, where we have to tell our story to the whole class.  Nerve-wracking if you're doing it alone, like Dhikong...good thing I'm in a group.  Here you can see how poorly HP5 souped in diafine reacts to artificial lighting.  Very low contrast, and compensating for it in post exaggerates the grain.  Tri-X would be better in situations like this.

Definitely not the right combo for flat lighting..

Back to Tri-X..wonderful :)

Thumbnails for our FYP.  Acap, Adit and Ghazi handling the bulk of the drawings..lucky to have them cause I can't draw cartoons to save my life.

Maybe I really do need a 50 :)  A planar would be nice..

 My M6 is starting to act up, problem with the rewind knob where the film advance will jam whenever I reach midroll.  It seems others have faced this problem as well, and there are diy instructions on how to fix this.  Don't know if I would it myself..might send it to Solms and get an MP viewfinder upgrade as well.

Makes for some interesting scans though..

Studio session..

 And that's it.  I'll probably continue with my M8 for least until I figure out what to do with the M6.


New Semester Pt. 2

Part 2, some shots with Tri-X but most with FP4 (gorgeous film, too bad it's more expensive than Tri-X here..)  

Must have been something pretty interesting for all of them to look that way.

Shooting street with Khairul Anwar.  

Rangefinders ftw.

Sometimes I wish I had a 50.

My lifelong dream is to join the Rich Club. 

One thing I love about Malaysia?  No laws against jaywalking (I might be wrong, but if there is it sure as hell isn't enforced) 

  Taking a peek inside..

Not sure what Bruce Lee has to do with lozenges...

Been having some killer cravings for durian lately...too bad no one's selling them in Cyberjaya :(

Had a nail go through my sandal not long after I took this shot.

The fragility of film.  Probably something wrong with my developing reel, I've noticed the same marks on another roll.  

Meter started acting crazy at this point, and I've been unable to get the battery cover open (don't have a plier atm)  On top of that my M6 seems to be falling apart, film advance keeps gets stuck midroll...cla time?


Rained pretty heavy in the afternoon...

...and I had no umbrella.

Cheers :)