My Konica failure

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My Konica slide film failure. I think I got this roll of film from a lady of whom I bought a spinner 360 from. I don’t exactly remember. So first of all the film was probably pretty expired, never properly stored cold and for some reason I decided slide was the best choice to shoot lots of night shots without a tripod. Yeah, that’s not exactly a recipe for success. You didn’t stand a chance you pool roll of Centuria film. Enough with the chit chat bring on the photos.

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You can see the heavy purple haze that I had to remove. This photo wasn’t actually as badly underexposed as my other night shots. I’ve seen this type of heavy purple tinting with expired film before and especially when cross processing. But in this case I developed them as slidefilm and holding it in my hand and looking at them with a light source they don’t look as bad as my scans.

 

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You can really see what the underexposure does to the shadows. Trying to save the shot in Photoshop really brings out some ugly blotches. I think I could have made it a bit better with some type of noise removal program, but at this point I don’t feel like putting more effort into these images. I just have to learn my lesson and take better ones the next time.

 

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The daytime photos turned out a bit better, but the heavy purple cast was still present and removing it left the colors a bit muddy.

 

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The following photos I took in Silmido. I still haven’t seen the movie thought I heard good things about it. We looked online to figure out exactly when the tide is low and you cross to the island. There were quite a few people camping on its neighbour island Muuido.

 

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It was quite foggy and moody. Too bad my photos don’t really reflect that.

I asked a friend her opinion about Silmido and she had the following to say:

a) silmido is sad

B)i didnt watch the movie (boohoo)

 

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Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka

I went down to Osaka for their big annual summer festival. I brought along my canon SLR with some Fuji Superia 200 film. I normally use that film for my sprocket rocket because of the colourful lines it has on the sprockets, but I must say it did a pretty good job during those sunny days. This was all during a heat wave where the temperature reached 40 plus (Celsius, you American and Belizeans can figure it out yourself).

 

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Below is a short (1:38m) video of some footage I shot of the festival.

 

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Tenjin Matsuri: Osaka Festival 2014 from LostAruban on Vimeo.

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Hong Kong in sprockets

I brought my sprocket rocket along to Hong Kong packed with some Fuji Superia 200 film. Took it out for day time and night time pics. I normally count about 2 to 3 seconds when taking a long exposure at night. Negative film is pretty forgiving. Some of the photos were underexposed due to my flash not firing ( have since fixed that issue).

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The famous view from Victoria’s peak. We didn’t take the tram but the bus instead which gives you a nice view of the other side of Hong Kong. It takes a bit longer but the line waiting for the tram was huge so maybe time wise there isn’t that much of a difference.

 

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Guy in a spacesuit in Mong Kok. It must have been so hot in there.

 

 

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Looking at Hong Kong from Tsim Tsa Tsui.

 

 

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The view from TST during the nightly light show.

 

 

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Underexposed shot. It’s darker between the tall building than I expected hence the underexposure.

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3-D in Osaka

 

When I visted Osaka during the summer I took along my Nishika and some Fuji film. There was enough sun (maybe too much because it was very hot). I threw on the flash and took photos of the famous local festival, the Tenjin Matsuri. I’ve been playing around trying to embed the gifs on gfycat but was unable to do so. So for now these are still fullsize gifs, so be patient when they are loading.

For more Nishika shots, please check out posts one, two and three.

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Got my thumb in of the frames, covering one of the 4 lenses of the camera.

 

 

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I liked the hats these guys were wearing.

 

 

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This performer was very much into it and smiling all the way in the heat.

 

 

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These guys were dancing to some traditional music and drumming. The songs were at least ten minutes each and they would make these expressive movements with their hands and fingers.

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Kyoto, Osaka and Nara in sprockets

This summer I took a trip to Japan. I visited Kyoto, Nara and went to the Tenjin Matsuri (major summer festival) in Osaka. One of the cameras I brought along was my sprocket rocket. The cheap small flash I use it with didn’t fire a couple of times so some images were very underexposed. I used a roll of Fuji Superia 200 (which always have the colourful lines between the sprockets) and a roll of expired Fuji NPH 400 professional film.

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Here are the photos taken with the 2 different rolls of film. The first batch were taken in the ancient city of Kyoto.

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I then took a train and went to Nara for a daytrip. I was crazy hot. Just my luck I was in Japan during a heatstroke. It got up to 38 in Kyoto.

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My last stop in Japan was Osaka. Just in time for the Tenjin Matsuri.

 

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Lubitel failed comeback

I tried my lubitel again after a couple of years. My first roll I shot with it was unusable. That was due to using an expired roll of lucky black and white film. This time I put in a fresh roll of Lomo 100 color film. I taped up the Lubitel in order to reduce lightleaks and downloaded a lightmeter app and put it on my phone.

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The end results wasn’t great. The light leaks are still there. I need more than just tape and maybe next time I will cover the lubitel  in a roll of aluminium foil. Also the exposure slide is loose and moved down a couple of times leading to very exposed photos which don’t fix up well in post processing. I still have a roll of 120 film left but unsure if I wanna use the lubtiel again.

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Amsterdam–Seoul Double Exposure

I had a 10 hours layover in Amsterdam on my way to Seoul and took the chance for some double exposures. I made sure to take all my photos in landscape orientation and underexposed by 1 stop. My Canon EOS SLR 500 auto rolls the film and always puts it at the end of the roll so the frames always match up, this is not always in the case in other cameras. I tried to combine high contrast images with local text and landmarks.

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This was my first time combining two cities. For more double exposures, click here and here.

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