Thursday, September 27, 2007

Holga B&W

Bought some ILFORD B&W film during the KLPF 2007. I had never try the 120 B&W but I knew it would be good with my Holga! I also know B&W processing is rather hard to find now-a-days and they are quite expensive too, but that's also what made B&W films so special isn't it (B&W film is way much better than digital's B&W)? Anyway, when I came across with this, I found that Ilford actually has a film that does C-41 process, which is the XP2, so without any further thinking I bought its' 120 films and loaded it into my holga.

Here's what I shot using the Ilford XP2 400:

We did this at night. Why? Because the playground has no people so we can find a nice position and shoot as long as we like. More importantly is I like how the lights and shadows casted during the night, and often with a long exposure, you will get a really nice shot.

This is a double expose if you look closer. I shot a layer with Xiang at the foreground, and Xiang shot another layer with me at the background. We didn't actually planned for that so you can see slightly move of the position. But surprisingly, the result is really good! At least I like it...

I saw this when I was to get my car under my apartment. The variety colors in this scene and the distances of subjects made a good contrast for this shot. And with the strong evening sun hitting on them, it made a good shot.

I wanted to capture this kid eating satay sitting infront of the huge garbage can. I wished to get closer but afraid of him noticed me (holga can't zoom!), so I tried to stay away... but when I turned to shoot, he noticed me too... :(

Shot this during a cloudy evening. The light leaks have made this shot even more retro-feel. I always love the look of old photos, so glad I managed to get one... well, at least close to it (my car at the back really spoiled the mood!).

I saw this group of kids hanging out under a big tree. The light leaks and flare have given this shot a bonus!

Satay hawker. This is my favorite. I was waiting for the moment, of the smokes blow at the direction of the hawker's back, plus the backlite of the strong evening sun, and when the hawker turned facing the camera... "snap!" I knew it would be great!

Thanks for viewing! :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

WaiWai PasarMalam

There is a 'pasar malam' (night market) nearby my place every Monday night. This time I brought WaiWai along and play around shots with motion and light.

Maybe you're wondering who is WaiWai and expecting to see shots of him/her?
Well, no, Konica WaiWai is a little plastic disposable camera that able to shoot a really wide pictures. It's 17mm wide lens is so beautifully craft at a very cheap price! I bought this camera for only RM30! Thanks to Kelvin for helping us to get this camera.

This is how it looks like:

Even though it is originally a disposable one-use-camera, but there are tons of tutorial and video on the web that teaches you how to modify this little guy.

Now you are able to reload film and go!

[Konica WaiWai Site]

Monday, September 17, 2007

The White House

It is a small but famous coffee shop with an easy-to-remember name - White House.

Located in front of the mosque in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. This is the place where you can have a very fine coffee and great toast with Kaya (coconut jam), and of cause you wouldn’t want to miss their half-boiled eggs. The coffee ‘o’ is simply the best coffee in town and I bet every coffee addict will love it! The toast is served with their home-made Kaya and butter - it is so delicious and sweet smelling. The half-boiled egg is so well done and it makes a very good combination when you have it with the Kaya toast.

There are other local foods as well, like the Nasi Lemak, Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Dagang… etc. The shop doesn’t have a large space therefore most of the time when you visit at night, you probably need to queue up, but believe me, it is worth queuing!

I will visit there every time when I am back in my hometown. It is a nice place to hang out with my family and friends during the supper time!

Meet the WhiteHouse family:



Elder daughter

During the daytime:
Camera: LCA+
Film: Agfa CT100 slide

After sun down:
Camera: LCA+
Film: Fuji 1600 negative

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