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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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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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New York City in Sprockets

My lomo sprocket rocket takes a trip to NYC.

 

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My first time to Brighton beach

 

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The pier at Brighton beach

 

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Times square at night

 

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Bike trip around Central Park. It’s pretty big, took a while to get around it.

 

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View of Chinatown from Williamsburg bridge.

 

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Quick shot of St. Patricks day parade

 

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Netherlands in Film Sprockets

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Long exposure on the sprocket. I normally expose for about 8 seconds. Negative film is pretty forgiving, so a couple of seconds more or less doesn’t make a major difference.

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Playing around with some double exposures. Easy to do with the Sprocket Rocket.

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The famous Kinderdijk outside of Rotterdam. Nice place to see windmills. Easily accessible with the waterbus and a bike.

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Morocco in Sprockets

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In 2013 we took our first trip to Morocco. We visited Marrakesh and Fez and then down south towards the Sahara. We stayed two nights in the desert and I took along my sprocket rocket. It was extremely dusty and most of my camera’s had sand all over. The sprocket rocket is so simply built that it is easy to clean and hard to destroy. I’ve dropped it in the ocean before and it’s been fine.

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Analogue Ecuador and Sprockets

The mighty sprocket rocket in Ecuador packed with some fresh Kodak Portra 160 film. Unlike Superia the sprockets have no cool color or patterns but its still a great film. Especially when you have enough light.

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View over the capital of Quito.

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Near the equator. Llama or alpaca or vicuña. Sad I forgot how to look for the differences. I guess I would wiki it, but that would require actual effort.

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Fun buggy. A bit scary when big trucks and busses pass you, plus the sound system wasn’t great. Lack of bass.

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Valley of waterfalls near Banos. Great drive in our mini buggy.

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It helps to throw on a flash on the sprocket rocket. There often isn’t enough light for close up portraits. Also remember to change the focus settings. Well if you care about things being in focus and all, I’m not judging.

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The start of the rainforests in Ecuador.

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View of the lovely Banos. (too lazy to look up to put the squiggly line on top of the “n” of banos)  The city in South America we probably spent the most time in. Also once we found this great restaurant, we never ate anywhere else. Pretty amazing place.

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Sprockets all over Colombia

My Sprocket Rocket came along my South American trip and made to sure to shoot holes all over the Colombian landscape. These were taken all over Colombia. It’s always nice to shoot with a toy camera so you can put your technical photography mind on zero and just click. The joy of anticipation is also there since it took about 9 months before I got a look at the picture I had taken during the trip. This actually allows you to forget some moments and have these photos to let you relive the experiences.

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If you are ever in Medellin, this place deserves a daytrip. Some claim it is the biggest rock in the world. And it is pretty huge.

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Really amazing church near the border with Ecuador. We had left our luggage near the border, jumped in a shared taxi and had a look at this place. The priest was cool and talkative. And the road towards the church is filled with plaques and signs of the miracles that came true due to praying at this church.

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