Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kodak Portra 160 on Olympus Mju II

This is my first trial with Kodak Portra 160 35mm film. I wasn't sure what ISO to set on my SLR so I chose my first roll on the friendly and handy Olympus Mju II. I quite like the outcome. I see blue tint. I like the colour blue because it's so neutral.





 I quite like this film now that I've tried 1 roll. Next round will either be on the Canon AE-1 or Yashica Minister III. Currently both cameras are loaded with film but nothing to expose. 

I'll be visiting Ipoh and Penang next month so keep my fingers crossed that I'll go nuts there.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

My first rangefinder camera : Yashica Minister III

Earlier this week I received a text from my favourite person of the film and camera world, Mr KY from Bang Bang Geng (BBG), Publika. He gladly informed me that my Minister is fully serviced and ready to rock and roll. I wanted to leave my chair at work and rushed over to Publika to collect it that instant but it was a super busy week. I had to endure the pain of being away from my rangefinder for at least 5 days.

After our Saturday Korean language class, Mr Hubs and I rushed to Publika to collect my baby. I have named him Prime since he's a Minister...hehe... #stupidpun #sillypun #lamepun.

Enough of my silliness and move on to some visual orgasm. Here is my Prime with his newly pimped look.
Bought a lens cover to protect its sensitive selenium cells, Made in China cover. What is not made in China these days anyway ? Hello Kitty camera strap (i'm not a fan but it's the nicest looking one there) for a kawaii look to mellow down its macho-ness.
3/7 angle... the chinese will know what I mean when I say this.
View from the top. Equally sexy~
Sexy bastard, you~
The extremely clean viewfinder after the service. Before this, all I see is green mold. Yucky myyucky~

I will give it a try after this. I was informed that the lens is badly damaged and even after servicing it might not be up to par on what it is capable of. The images might come out to look dreamy. Metal body, Lomo effect. Let's just wait and see, shall we?

Til then folks xoxo

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Smash bottles at Smash House

We came across a stress reliever Groupon deal recently and decided to go as a group. 8 of us decided to check it out coz we had nothing else better to do. And see how good a stress reliever this activity really is.

This is a relatively new place in Kuchai Lama, KL named Smash House. It started in May of 2013. Less than a year old. Located above de Asian cafe and along Snowflakes' row.

We found the place with ease and the help of Waze app.

Glory board for photography.

One of the few photography props.

Happy after all the smashings.

You have to sign an indemnity agreement before the start of the smashing activity.

Bottles smashing area.

Me in full gear with my husband. 

 My friends and their crazy antics.

We get a can of drink after the session to quench our thirst from exerting ourselves.

A great place for some fun in a safe environment. But we all agreed that this is a one time thing until we find something more interesting to do.

No.2-1, Jalan Kuchai Maju 8,
58200 Kuala Lumpur.
 Operation Hours : 11am-11pm
016-237 0450

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fujifilm Proplus II at Laman Pesona

I found out about this place called Laman Pesona from my husband's friend. He is a local Raub boy and discovered this place by chance. I looked it up online and like what I see. So I proceed to book for 2 Standard Chalets and asked my parents and brother to join us for the weekend.

Legworks by Mike

This place is super steep and requires some strong leg work for the climb back to the chalets. If you're too lazy to do so, you can always request for a ride from one of the two 4x4 vehicle that is provided by them.  Service runs from 8am - 12 am.

I love the serenity of this place and wanted to extend our stay but my brother need to get back to work today. The rest of us are on leave or retired. 

The viewing deck - the only way up is by foot.

View from the top - downwards to the chalets

The peak of the resort.

It's very peaceful here with pleasing deco around the resort. I feel like lying on the grass and enjoying the sun.

Mini Zoo for the kids.

All the photos above was taken with a film camera. Canon AE-1 with Fujifilm Proplus II. I love the contrast on this film.

If you're keen to check out this place, here's the website.
I'm not paid to write about this but I like the place and wish to share it with you if you love nature.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Malacca with my Canon AE-1

Most of our short trips are impromptu, including this one. We've decided to check out the new boutique hotel Quayside Hotel by the Melaka River. We paid more than our usual hotel stay in Malacca for the sake of a balcony and the river view and the beautiful Casa del Rio.

I've missed the opportunity to snap some photos of popular landmarks in Malacca on my previous trip. (psst... actually I did load the film properly coz it's a new camera) And so, I insists on doing a photowalk around A Famosa (St Paul's Hill).

All photos below are taken with Canon AE-1 SLR with Efiniti UXi 200. This is my one and only roll of this film. I bought it through recommendation from Ms Gladys of Photocrafts, Kota Damansara. I like the resullts but have to be very careful with the weather. I guess it works better on a cloudy weather. Some of my photos look over exposed. I noticed that in darker lighting condition, the details are more defined and prominent.

This was taken at the foot of St Paul's Hill. Opposite of the Museum of Islam.

Part of the park with models of old transportation.

A pregnant looking tree spotted nearby.

A resting cat awaits its mate. Halfway downhill from St Paul's Hill.

I wish that I have a zoom lens.

A little bit of old and new.

Not too defined reversed bokeh.

This photo looked burnt and dreamlike. I guess it would work better with a Lomography X-Pro Chrome 100 film. 

Praying hard that my friend can manage to get me 6 rolls from Singapore soon. Heard that it's a bargain there. I would really like to try more of this film in darker lighting condition and hopefully the results come out better.

 This roll of film is also my fastest to finish and developed. This fun fact was pointed out by my husband. Who had to tagged along with me, climbed up the hill under the hot sun and wait until I'm done. Then drive me to the lab to get this developed. He fell asleep a couple of time and try to stay awake by playing Candy Crush.

*I really need to buy a wide angle lens soon
*The current 50mm lens is driving me nuts
*Limited space, I need bigger and wider space

Friday, September 27, 2013

Random shots with the Olympus Mju II

I loaded a roll of Lomography Color Negative 400 into my Olympus Mju II back in July and only managed to finished snapping the 36 exposures in early September. Reason ? I am not confident with the film. I have my reasons. Previously, I loaded a couple of those onto my La Sardina and shit did not come out right. Maybe it's me (the snapper), the hardware (camera) or the software (film) ? Who really knows. Film cameras and humans are temperamental.

This time around though, the results are acceptable but I would blame myself for the inconsistent results. My analogue guru KY asked me, "Did you snap as though you're using a digital camera?" and I said "Yes, boss".

"No wonder your photos turn out like this. You have to take your time and look throught the viewfinder, allow enough light to enter and compose your photo before snapping. These things are old, take it slow."

I will remember this for life. It is actually good advise. I've been too kan cheong.

Kafe Mews at Lebuh Muntri, Penang. We stopped here for drinks and cakes after our visit to the nearby Camera Museum.

Consistency is what Antipodean Cafe Bangsar is all about. Love the coffee here. Kao like how I like it.

Maritime Museum in Melaka. Ahoy! It was a cloudy weekend.

I can't remember the name of this building despite working nearby and pass by this place every single work day. I call this photo Plant vs Building inconjunction with the now popular Plants vs Zombies II.

The pool area of The Westin KL. My friend's husband and her son was swimming at that time. It was good fun!

Toy Soldiers by Martika comes to mind when this photo was taken. Mr Jones' Orphanage in Bangkok is a place for indulgence especially for ladies.  They specialises in milk drink products (both hot and cold) and cakes, cakes, cakes....

Barricade me, baby! was taken outside of MBK Bangkok.

Colorful taxis awaiting for customers outside of Siam station in Bangkok.

It's nice sometimes to have a variety of photos from different destination in and out of Malaysia. I will keep taking photos from different cameras to further understand them.

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