I am getting such a kick going back to film. It’s tempting to edit the scans in Photoshop when i see something that can be improved, but if you’re going to do that you may as well shoot digital. One of the things i am really enjoying with emulsion is the challenge to get it right in-camera and not ‘rescue’ images with editing software.
First is a shot out of my hotel window on the 28th floor, looking down at the evening traffic.
The following images were taken over the two days I spent in Jakarta. I was primarily shooting digital (see preceding posts) so i only got through two films. But as my confidence grows with the Canon A1 i think i’ll be using it more when i visit again in October and will need to start packing more Ektar. The shots immediately below were taken as i walked the streets of North Jakarta on the Saturday morning.
The shots below were taken on the Sunday morning as i traipsed the streets. I was trying to find a market that i had read about, which sold unusual produce (to western eyes) such as snakes and birds. I didn’t find the market i was looking for, but had a good time trying.
Eventually I did find a market, although not the one i was looking for. I was invited to drink coffee with some locals, and had a bit of a laugh with them. They thought it was very funny to have a bule sitting with with them as they took a break from their stalls. I was given some unusual food to try; I’m not sure what any of it was but it was very nice.
Take a look at the last photograph, the one of the biggest pile of fireworks i have ever seen. Can you spot the hazard? 😉