So I've been receiving some feedback regarding the image loading speed of the last blog entry and most say that it's become slower than usual. I don't have any problem with it myself, but if it's so much trouble for the other people then I'll revert back to uploading to Blogger. But not in this entry, cause I already uploaded the images in Photobucket.

Anyway here are some Neopan Super Presto 1600... finally finished the roll. Out of excitement I brought the FM2 with 50/1.4 to shoot outside in the night, thinking the high ISO and fast glass were enough to do the job... I felt invincible. But as it turns out... I overestimated my own skill. Still got lotsa practice to do, specially focusing at wide open in lowlight condition. Many frames in this roll are helplessly out of focus. Perhaps I do need new glasses immediately.



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Ah, the lovely sis... perhaps this is a very subjective opinion because of the person in the photograph, but I like this frame very much. Especially the way she gazes. We were just finished having dinner, and before we left I asked her for a quick shot. Thought she was gonna do a silly pose like she usually did, but she just smiled and well... basically being the warm and loving sister that I've known for 6 years now. :) Can't wait to do a print of this one.


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Naga's TLR... works as weird as the owner, haha. :p Already gave it back to him, in the end I only exposed two rolls with it.


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Jeki, lighting up. Dunno if I "made it simple and got the e-motion" here. Full view if you don't get it. ;)



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Dad's pet bird, in the garage.


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Somewhere in the back of Gadjah Mada University mosque. Was just being attracted to the shadow. One second exposure, handheld. Unfocused and there's a slight shake, but for a one second exposure... I'm not all that disappointed.



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Naga, while we hung out in a coffee shop. Very terrific focus, yes. Could have been a pretty nice portrait, but oh well.



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At least I got his coffee focused. Err, kind of.



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Nice framing?


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Some funky local cigarettes brought by Ian from his student community service place.


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Security guards on a music event held by SMU 9 Yogyakarta. The only reason I stopped by to see it was because of that light... so I gotta say that strategy worked. Or perhaps I'm just such an easy guy to persuade. Once again amazing focus.


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One of the band performing... Forgot what they're called, but they're pretty enjoyable to hear.


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Nice flare, eh.


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Compact digicam! Can't help myself to take this kind of shot everytime I'm behind someone taking picture with one.


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Freesoul had a stand there. Galih setting up the cable for the stand lighting.


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A smiling Pepeng to end the roll.


One thing for sure... this film's tone is rad! And nice grain. Gotta be more careful with what I shoot with the second roll.


Switching to digital. A traditional toy exhibition in Bentara Budaya, about a week ago. Lotsa interesting stuff... for kids.


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Spotted that nice young man on the right looking at this gamelan toy set and thought it would make a nice frame. But as soon as I crouched to take position, that guy, being a nice young man he was, moved out of the frame to let me take picture of the toy. Well, gee, thanks, but you're supposed to be part of the picture, mister.


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Modern day Jack no longer cares about giant castle or golden egg.


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On a more recent news... A couple of days ago the issue 11 and 12 of JPG finally arrived at my doorstep... nice. It really took a while, but seeing one of your works being featured on a foreign magazine sure could make you forget things like late delivery. Besides I got them for free anyway (it's part of the 1 year free subscription I got) so I'm not complaining. The check came two days ago... nice. Or so I thought. Yesterday I went to the bank (Mandiri bank) to get some information on how I could cash the check... and while the teller was being really nice to explain the whole things, the information itself wasn't exactly a nice thing to hear. See, since the check was of a US Bank, it takes time *and* money to transfer the $100 that I got to the local bank. And according to Mandiri, the 'transfer fee' (I don't know the banking term for it) is *drumrolls* ...$30. Not only that, but there's also *another* fee of $25 that I have to pay, of which I forgot what for. And to top it off, the whole process will take *at least* one month. So, not only I would only get less than half of what I'm supposed to get, but I also need to wait again. What the fuck. Gee, I wonder why JPG wouldn't use a more convenient method like Western Union or something.

Anyway, enough rant. Hopefully something better will turn out in the future. And there's actually a chance of getting it... in another photo competition. But it involves a *car*. And as of now, I really don't have any idea in mind. But with a D80 kit plus some cash money for the first prize... this sure is tempting.

Oh, and there's going to be a journalistic workshop with 4 photographers from Kompas on October 24th in nearby Atma Jaya campus. I already signed up, and really looking forward to it!

5 comments:

Suzan said...

Ha, the overestimating! I've done that way too often ;) Always makes me feel like a stupid beginner, haha.
I really dig this frame:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/miburoushi/Blog/img004.jpg
Very nice light and smokepuff.
Oh and the subtitle on your blog made me laugh! That seems to be my philosophy too ;)

Karolus Naga said...

kekeeke delicious presto ...

sayang dijual di jepang .. soal harga pasti blom bisa nyaingin lucky ... eh wid kamar gelap ane dah 85 % kekekeke tinggal instalasi aliran air dan udara ... maen yah kapan2 ... ;)

Anonymous said...

your black n white are incredibly good, really fine and probably best to describe it in Sundanese as " the BW is pulen"... my fave are the shadow taken behind UGM and the glass of coffee ... i hope you will post more of your neopan... cheers. gladiarama

Anonymous said...

Congrats.

Keep on trying other competitions.

Share with us as to how it's going on with the course.


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Jonathan said...

Nice shots!

I like your blog!

I'll be in Tokyo March 27-April 3 if you fancy a drink and some photos.

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