Taiping, the wettest town in Malaysia. Each year it has the high amount of rain fall in this town. It is also a place with plenty of "The First"
The first hospital
The first hill resort
The first clock tower
The first central market
The first post office
The first public swimming pool
.......and many more "the first"
Not to be forgot is THE FIRST LAKE GARDEN
The place that i shot this photo.
Camera: Olympus mju II
Film Mitsubishi Super Mx 100
Film photography let me have a chance to slow down my shooting, let me have a chance to think before shoot. However, after the recent trip to Bali, Indonesia and when all the films had been developed, i realize i am still too fast , i didn't really think before shoot. Hence all the photos are bad and blurry.
A nice photo is made by several factor, the main criteria are aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Besides that focus, composition, lighting, even timing played a very important role in making a nice photo.
Starting from the day i picked up film photography, i have been shooting for the purpose of finishing a roll of film. "Hey, left 2 exposure, hmm, let simply shoot and finish it". This is against my actual purpose of picking up film photography
Started with digital photography make me shoot fast, this is because I don't want to miss any shot. Look back in my memory card and the film developed, one spot i can shoot more than 10 exposures , both digital and analogue. If each photo is from different angle and with different exposures still forgivable, but i shoot them in the same angle, same exposure, same composition. WHY ?
This is because i afraid i might missed the shot, taking more exposure will let me have a guarantee feeling that i will nail the shot. But after the film developed, of the 10+ exposures i realize none of them I am satisfied with. Some of them underexposed, some of them have skew horizon, some are not well composed.
10++ exposure of Kodak Portra 400 professional film ended up came back as some lousy photo. This is so sad.
So, i need to make a new resolution:
LOOK, THINK AND SHOOT SLOW, SLOWER & SLOWEST