Thursday, February 01, 2007

Blink three times, and another week is almost gone. Where did all that time go?

Oh yeah, I sold most of it to some consulting company for $ z per hour, for which I received my first pay today. A portion of time was spent sleeping. The rest simply evaporated.


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I’ve finally got hold of the slides of photos I took in Beijing. Now I know why professional slide film sells for RM 22 compared to the RM 10 consumer negatives. The colours are simply amazing.

Processing the film costs RM 25, and scanning would cost another load of money. So here I have a box of 36 slides with neither prints nor scans. A bit of optical black magic was used to obtain these images from the slides. By the way, the slides are the same size as film negatives - small.




老张 and 小龙





老张





小龙






The Great Wall
Cosina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5





A close up of the previous image
Click here for large size image


The prices in Australia are terrible. A shop I went to quoted $25 for a roll of Provia 100F, and $18 to process. Bloody hell, I can live with $18 processing and mounting, but $25 for the film is just obscene. Ebay comes to mind (and rescue)…


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Blink nine times, and 5 years have passed. Where did all that time go?

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7 Comments:

Blogger Wuching said...

everything in australia is overpriced!

2:25 pm, February 02, 2007  
Blogger Shieh May said...

Dear WEI, dont blink so many times la. its as if life is passing us not fast enough....

12:31 am, February 03, 2007  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Wuching:
Yes, indeed.

Shieh May:
:)

3:48 pm, February 04, 2007  
Blogger Albert said...

Uh... I'm not seeing the super colors you mean. I know how the optical magic was done!

10:10 am, February 05, 2007  
Blogger lcf said...

colour lost in translation? haha.. btw, got yourself a car?

7:51 pm, February 05, 2007  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

These photos are not very saturated, so they dont look magnificent. I was mostly exploring the grain and texture of the film here. I'll get some real colours up soon.

Albert:
Heh, reverse-mounters should know.

LCF:
Nope, it's a friend's car.

8:55 pm, February 05, 2007  
Blogger sabrina said...

Fantastic pixx of the Great Wall!!! So tempted to go now!

12:27 am, February 11, 2007  

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