Sunday walk in Hongdae

I went for a photowalk in Hongdae last Sunday. A friend brought me to a less visited part of that area. I went for the flat, centred and straight lines theme to keep it nice and simple.

 

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Seoul now and then

This is a project I’ve previously done in Aruba, Amsterdam and Singapore. It was actually hard finding photo’s of Seoul with buildings that are still around.

 

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Seoul, South Gate, Jun 1965

This was probably the wrong angle, but I thought it was close enough.

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3-D Hong Kong

The plastic Nishika visit to Hong Kong. It was hot, it was crowded but it is always worth a visit. We managed to stay in Mong Kok this time and it was nice and close to the markets. Like usual these were all taken with Fuji Superia 200.

 

 

 

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This guy was pretty cool. He was setting up his ultralight tripod with a film camera in front of all the different soccer players to take a portrait of himself. I wonder what kinda film he uses. He kinda looks like a Kodak gold kinda guy.

 

 

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For this particular photo I left the frames in. I just wanted a different look. I feel it kinda works even though it is a bit hectic. As you can see the frama a Nishika creates is not as narrow as the photos you see on this page. Cropping is at fault here.

 

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The famous 5 star ferry from TST to Hong Kong island.

 

 

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Old school advertisements for foot massages with wifi !

 

 

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The double connected peace sign hand gesture. Must be the latest and coolest rage.

 

 

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Wandering around Osaka

These are photos I took in Osaka while I was there for the big summer festival. It was very hot, so I tried to spend as much time possible indoors to escape the deadly heat.

 

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Heejung at Yongma-land

Yongma-land is a bankrupt theme park. Not functioning but still open for business. For a mere 5000 won you too can visit these world of past wonder and fun. Its kinda interesting because there aren’t many people around and you get to see the rusting rides, pose for photos where you normally cannot.

All shot with my Nishika and fuji superia 200 film. Most of them using a fill in flash.

 

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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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