Okay, so, before you say anything, I know, digitally cropped square images are stupid. Still, I wanted to practice my composing skill and I've never tried square frames before so here's my take on it.

These are details of an old Fiat, taken while waiting for a friend to come to do some school assignment. D50 with kit lens.

And yesterday we visited a friend's dad who got hospitalized. It's getting like some kind of trend lately.

The girls, at the hospital corridor.

After that I went with Sasha to help her making some bulb photos for her photography class assignment. She had to use film for the assignment so I lent her my FM2n. Brought along the D50 to help calculating the exposure. As expected, the 50mm wasn't wide enough to cover the view we wanted to capture so we had to resort to using the *gasps* D50's kit lens with the FM2... It's a lens designed for a digital body so it lacks an aperture ring. When used with older bodies it'll only work with the smallest aperture available at a given focal length, which is f/22 at the widest end. That, combined with the ASA 100 film Sasha used, gave us quite long exposures... one of which reached a whooping 5 minutes. To top it off, I didn't have a cable release so we actually had to keep pressing the fucking shutter for 5 minutes... on a windy night, on the side of a busy road, with a fragile cheap ass chinese-made tripod. Oh yeah.

Sha, you better start crossing your fingers. :p

Besides accompanying her I also took some snaps here and there around the flyover we photographed, and that's when I realized that the city at night could be very different than daytime. Not just the light, but the whole atmosphere of it. It's like.... the places you recognize get absorbed within the darkness and in turn this new, unfamiliar sceneries unfold before your eyes, replacing the places you think you know. It's interesting, I need to get out more during the night.

I wanted to take more photos but it's getting late and I had to take her home. Well, not before we took a self portrait.

Fifteen seconds, and none of us stayed still enough to keep us sharp. Sasha actually looks sharper than I am, heh. I could get away with faster shutter, but we wanted to get those fancy car light streaks... though as you can see here, there weren't *any* cars passing by...

Well, hope this finds you all well!


Sebastian said...

cute details of the car. like the bokeh in the first two night shots, especially the first one. sexy!

and the self kicks ass of course, especially those cars passing hehe ;).

Nana said...

15????? gilaaaaaa

haha komposisinya asik2!

been taking lots of snapshots lately.. hehehe liat blog kamu jadi pengen belajar motret lagi..

subasuba said...

oh my. oh my. those are some serious details you've captured. fantastico. as always.

Karolus Naga said...

love the square pict ... great shoot indeed !!

tw said...

curious.. did u have a filter of some sort on while you took the last few photos? how did u get the streetlight to be like that?

heh and.. the squares look vaguely artsy-fartsy..

Wanderer said...

all fiat's compositions are excellent, except the last one, it didnt suit my taste (apologize for my lack of understanding)