Archive for April, 2009
Got myself a new developing tank and developed 6 rolls over the weekend, and found one of the rolls to be from early january. I think it is great to be able to see a picture instantly with a digital camera and even nicer when you can get to see colour negative film developed within an hr of dropping it off, but the I think now the most satisfying is seeing something you shot a few months back, and re-remembering that instance in time and place.
An interesting (but long) read for anyone on a rainy day for inspiration.
Or maybe some real chocolate will do the same trick.
These are just a few from an all night art festival in roppongi a few weeks back. The balloons were part of a parade around roppongi. Interesting and easy to approach people for photographs when everyone is in a happy party like mood.
The first weekend that the sakura were in bloom, drew masses of people to ueno. I shot a few rolls that day, and decided to give the 21mm GR lens a go on one of the rolls with some portra which I pushed 1 stop. Developed this with the naniwa kit, but i think i’m getting inconsistent colour mainly from the scanner. When i do get around to getting a better one, i’ll rescan these to get a more accuracy in colour. More to come, when i get around to developing / scanning them.
Early spring, and the light is longer and setting later in the afternoons. I just wish I could shoot more during afternoon hours. On the first few frames, I was waiting on a reflected light corner for about 10mins, seeing if anything would come about. Whilst there were pockets of amazingly nice light, i wish I composed a few of these frames a bit better, (other angles or closer to the subject). Felt slightly after I saw the results, that I wasted the opportunity of this nice light, but nevertheless a lesson learnt.