Sunday, July 16, 2017

End Of June

June of this year has been quite a month for me. It has, for some time, been quite busy, and other times, I dare say turbulent. I'm thankful that I somewhat still get the chance to go take pictures at my leisure time. Here are some random knickknacks from the month.. A lot of these are from our recent company outing and some sights around the office- Namely my favorite Starbucks branch.
 
Dab On The Rocks

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Came Across The Fuji Acros

Excuse the bad pun. Today I'm sharing something different, definitely a first. This is the first monochrome film I ever used - The Fujifilm Neopan Acros. For starters, it's interesting.

Walking The Dog
Walking The Dog. Monochrome images remain timeless for me.
But how was it? Well...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rolling With A (Belo)Russian

I went crazy yet again. I chanced upon this interesting plastic gem. While the Minolta I borrowed is superior in every way, I still got enchanted with this Belorussian beauty. Maybe because I really just have a thing for rangefinders. It has a kind of subtlety that calls less attention than the average SLR.

Maybe it's #sentimentalism of older days, but I'm quite attracted to #rangefinders. From Leicas to Olympus to Fujis, there's a charm about them I don't see even in the best of D/SLRs. I've long lusted to get my hands on a #rangefinder camera, but the prices I saw were absurd. Then my path crossed this #russian - it's #cheap but #cheerful... And was at a price that screamed at my common sense that was trying to silence the urge to get me a rangefinder: "cyka blyat idi nahuiii!!!" - alrighty then, comrade... A lotta folks are screaming for Fuji X-Pros, X100s, and X-Ts ... And I got this. It's not a proper rangefinder by any means but at this price, I won't complain. This is one itch scratched. Lovely. Shoutout and appreciation to #sovietcamerastore for this fix for my #vice and to @filmfolk_ for supplying my #film. I'm gonna bother them again soon to send some goodies. But not until after I share some thoughts about the experience in using this sweet thing. Teach your kids to love #film photography- they'll have no money to buy drugs. . . . . . . . . . . #rnifilms #filmfolk #lostwanderingdrifter #sovietcamera #filmisnotdead #filmphotography #buyfilmnotmegapixels #filmcamera #istillshootfilm #filmstill #filmphoto #film35mm #35mm #135film #belomo #vilia #belomovilia
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This is the Belomo Vilia. I've recently acquired this beauty and finished shooting a roll with it. So what do I think about this beauty? Well...

Monday, May 1, 2017

Blowouts, Blurs, Grain, And Flaws That Remain

You'd think that with continuous use, you'd obtain mastery of something. While that is true in many cases, it isn't so for my film photography endeavor. That van that gives away free coffee is in town so I dropped by and had a few good pictures along the way.

Free Coffee Van
Free Coffee! This is among my better shots in the roll. Cool van in a cool place on a lovely Sunday!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Analog Imperfections

Last time I mentioned I started fiddling with film. Well, I still am. I don't think I'm gonna stop anytime soon. Photography is somewhat special again, especially with a film camera. It was interesting for me to explore so I tried bringing it around me when I go places when I had the chance. "It's the same, but different..." comes to mind. No electronics, no artificial sharpening, no color correction, no auto whitebalance, heck, no batteries even. Just a camera and a roll of film.

Working On Dim Light


It actually feels liberating to shoot without worrying about batteries or how it turned out. It's not necessarily better, since it has a number of imperfections- no crisp lightning-fast accurate focusing here, but it's exactly what I imagined and romanticized it to be. This set is shot with a Fujifilm C200. So far I love this for being cheap and cheerful!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Really Nostalgic Images?

I'm not sure if others share the same sentiment, but I feel that Instagram filters are getting old. At least  for me... Processing the picture you make your adjustments, and optionally, apply a filter. And that's where lies my disinterest - mainly due to the unfamiliarity.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Downtime At Bacolod

During my stay there, I maximized the time staying at home. Yes, I'm not there often and I enjoy the lazy days there. That's not to say that I just stayed at home though. Apart from that I've gone to a few interesting places with dad and my brother. Here are some of it...

Palawud Late Sunset

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nikon 100th Anniversary Video - Utterly Amazing

How do you celebrate being around for a century? Folks may want to take notes from the awesome people at Nikon. They released a captivating, vibrant and lively (some may say even over the top/ridiculous maybe for a lack of a better term to describe the impact of it) video retracing their achievements back to 1917. It even features cameos of famous photographers who used the brand (How many do you recognize?) and significant moments in history all with a lively beat pumping to fill your ears. Imagine Michael Bay without explosions, maybe? Nikon, like in their products, didn't cut corners in the production of this powerful and beautiful video. It's an awesome way to celebrate 100 years!


 
In a word- It's epic. This intensely satisfying video departs from the relatively serene, subtle, yet no less interesting 80th anniversary video without going the direction of the emotionally-gripping, sentimental, tear-jerking (Yes! For me at least...) yet captivating 90th anniversary video

And it doesn't end there. They also released a website exclusively for this momentous year:


You may also want to check out their cool interactive timeline in the 100th anniversary website here - or just click on History.

Photography wouldn't be the same without Nikon, I think. And the brand certainly has a rich, vibrant and interesting history. I may be on a different platform/camera/brand now, but Nikon will always have a soft spot for me- I learned Photography with a Nikon, afterall. If I'm to pick a DSLR again, it'll be a Nikon.

More power to Nikon!



Monday, January 2, 2017

December Italian Afternoon

My first post for the year, is about last year. Wait, what? Well it's something that fans of Italian delicacy would appreciate I think. It was a lovely December afternoon. Okay not really. It was raining and I was becoming sick. We were looking for a certain archery place but failed in that endeavor, along with the rain spoiling the day. It's not too bad, though. It still didn't stop us from having a good time over some Italian goodies.

Afternoon Delight