Ok actually this is more over the sea than under. Part of the “big tour of the south pacific” holidays camera pack, I carried along the Heineken Toy Camera and its waterproof case. I had a great time and some interesting shots when I brought in on a company week end out in Phuket two years ago, so I thought it would be a nice complement to the DSLR and the Agfa.
To make things a bit more funny, I loaded it with Black and White Tri-X film. I think the colors generally sucks with such cameras and black and white will make a bit more special images. I think at 400ISO the Tri-X is a bit over exposed even given the F9, 1/60th of a second fixed exposure of the camera. The 100ISO shots at Phuket where a bit better.
Oh and the fixed lens is a 28mm.
Below is my aquatic family, mini me and wifey
And your servitor, shot by Noé the aquatic photographer.
Shots from our hotel in Tahiti, with the island of Moorea in the background.
Finaly a real underwater shot with fish included.
All of this is good fun. I missed having a digital submarine camera though, I must say the few underwater shots would have been nice. But not regret, i’ll do this again.
Shot during Saint Patrick Day in Circular Road in Central Singapore.
This is my best shot for a lot time. Done with the badly battered Kiev IV and the 35mmF2.5.
This has motivated me to finally change the skin of the Kiev. I have a set of blue leatherette on my desk for 6 or 8 months, it is time to use it.
Below the naked Kiev.
The final look below…. awesome
A not very gifted for DIY so I wonder how much this will last, but for the moment it looks good.
Next time I have to sand paper and paint some metal parts as well.
The leatherette was ordered from Aki-Asahi.com for 19USD, they are nice enough to send me also a black leatherette
10 to 22nd of March was the Singapore Design Week, and during the week-ends were some Design trails, taking visitors through Design landmarks in the city-state.
We join the trail on the last Sunday,and had a first stop around our house at the Lloyds Inn, a recently renovated boutique hotel around the corner from where we live. The inside of the hotel is out-of-bounds but the garden and outside architecture is worth a look.
In a small portion of the garden is a kind or art installation, good opportunity for a close up with the Hassie.
The trail is quite well organized and a minibus was bringing visitors from one place to the next. This being sunday a couple of places were closed unfortunately. We head next to the Working Capitol on Keong Saik Road, near Chinatown. This is a very nice classic building converted into a shared working space for individual entrepreneurs and start-ups.
A bit more close up action on a showcased jewelry stand
Out final stop was up Pearl Hill, on what’ snow called number 195, but was called “the upper barracks” from the time it was housing the Sikh officers of the colonial police (I imagine the non officers were in the lower barracks). This is also a beautiful colonial era building, but which nowadays is more or less left to its own dereliction. Very close to the city center it would make a beautiful area for art display or as the Working Capitol for housing start-ups.
We met a very nice young couple doing calligraphy to the greatest joy of my son.
Al pictures taken with the trusty Hasselblad 500Cm and the 80mmF2.8. Some pictures (interior) with Kodak Tri-x 400, others with Ilford PAN 50.
The Working Capitol
Design Singapore Council