A walk around Singapore with the Hassie and a roll of Cinestill 50D

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One of the vintage public housing estates in Singapore

I realized when doing the math at the end of the year that in 2018 I did not shoot much medium format film. I must say that my only working condition camera is the Hasselblad 500 CM which is not so easy to grad around for my casual shots.

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A traditional flowers arrangement for a shop opening in Singapore, to wish success. Now binned

One of the consequences is that my film box contains now mostly 120 film, some starting to be expired for more than two years. Not that I think that the are going to be wasted, but it is never a good sign.

 

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Hong Lim park

So I have now decided to bring the Hassie along for casual shooting. There will probably be less people in the coming rolls as it is not greatly suited for “street” shots, but probably more city views from a local tourist.

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Hong Lim park
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Hong Lim park

Hong Lim park

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Bollywood Dhoom on Circular Road
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Mustapha shopping center
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Mustapha shopping center – with people

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Allenby House : a colorful building at Jalan besar

I think this is my last roll of the Cinestill 50D, part of the Kickstarter package. I quite like this film in the end as per my last post, it s quite punchy, is easy to scan. And slow speed is fine in good weather and daylight. I am not sure I ever shot many films with the Hassie at night or dusk.

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The thyme at Merci Marcel in Tiong Bahru. I love the light bulbs.

One thing the lead of the film is gooey so when you remove the lead you will often end up with some parts of the back that take up the film being sticky, and some goo ending up on the roll as in the first Hong Lim shot.

 

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A walk around Singapore with the Hassie and a roll of Cinestill 50D

MiniExtraoddinary on Cinestill 50D

 

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Last Sunday Mini Cooper sponsored a “street art” event in Joo Chiat area in East Singapore. I thought it was a good opportunity to go and burn some film.

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I did not really read what it was about, but let s say that it brought some art in the streets and back alleys of Joo Chiat.

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Windows of pastry shops got all rainbowed.

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Best work in my opinion was the above by AikBeng Chia, a local photographer. Streets shots of the area print on T shirts set on the local version of drying lines.

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The set-up of back alley sized sports facilities was also quite interesting.

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While the lady above is responsible for the discreet weeds growing from the concrete pillars.

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Finally the giant hopscotch above seemed to have been quite popular. I ran out of film when I got to the Tea bar. But I shot some 35mm with the M6, so it will be on a next post.

Joo Chiat is extraordinary even without Mini, an easy place to burn film

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One roll of Cinestill 50D, shot at 50 ISO with Hasselblad 500Cm and Planar 80mm F2.8. I managed to get only 11 shots my Hassie back has a spacing problem.

The 50D is quite nice, fine grain, can pack a bit of punch even in this overcast weather. I used my old Gossen Bisix 2 meter (bought in 1989) which proved to still work quite well. Scanner is the Epson v800.

MiniExtraoddinary on Cinestill 50D

Hotel Royal International – Jaipur Rajasthan – India

Hotel Royal International - Jaipur Rajasthan - India

I think the old Opel has been parked in from of the Hotel Royal International or Jaipur for little while now. I’m not to sure how the two folks on the left are related to the car if at all. Anyway I spotted the old wreck on my way to lunch and could not resist walking back and take a shot. When I was complimenting them, one of the guys spotted I was was french and started speaking the lingo.
Amazing !

Camera: Hasselblad 500 CM
Lens: 80mm F2.8 Planar
Film: Rollei Retro 100
Scanner: Epson v500

Hotel Royal International – Jaipur Rajasthan – India

Bring your Hasselblad on holidays, don’t leave him home alone!

Chole Stall - New Delhi India

And you will get nice captures that will fill you with joy after a bit of waiting and scanning and lightrooming… and people may even smile at you in the streets of New Delhi.

Camera: Hasselblad 500 CM
Lens: 80mm F2.8 Planar
Film: Rollei Retro 100
Scanner: Epson v500

Bring your Hasselblad on holidays, don’t leave him home alone!