Saturday, 16 April 2011

Wasting film.

My head sometimes complain about the limited 36 exposures in a roll. I think most people who are used to digital, will go like "36 only?? WHATT??! I need atleast 500 shots to get something right". Well, that's actually not necessary, but most people are too used to that, yes including me a while ago. Capturing a million shots to get the perfect one.

But now, after sometime going analogue, I realize that most of the time, 36 exposures is just too much. Sometimes I just want to finish the roll and send it to the photolab already. So I find myself just capturing some random stuff to finish the roll. There was this article which made me think. The article ask the readers "200 shots per roll, would you go for it?". I was like "NO!!". Too many pictures, it will make no difference with using a memory card, you would just throw them away.

Now I feel like the less number of pictures you can capture, the more value each one has. Maybe sometime soon, I should go for 120(medium format), where you can have only about 15 exposures per roll. And although because of the limited number, you wont get the perfect shot, but, after a while you'll realize that, those imperfect shots are the perfect ones. They feel human as opposed to feeling like you pictures has just been taken by a robot. They are more valuable in a lot of way.

p/s: The picture above is a result of me "Wasting film". Some random stuff I shoot just to finish the roll.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

FxOPEN Drift Finals

I used 3 very different films on that day. So that explains the colours. One Redscale, one slide and one B &W. It was a pretty hot day, but it's better than raining. The day was packed full with action and drifting goodness. It was smokin', ...literally.

The final 4 ready to rumble!!

Loyai was looking slick as he moves around the track with Tengku Djan just tailing at the back.

Tengku Djan, always a crowd-pleaser.

It was unfortunate for this car to crash. But it was fortunate that the driver (Along) was not injured. This incident makes the event finals feel more extreme and that is always a good thing.

Ah Fai with his mean machine.

Although it was fierce competition between the contenders, you can see how much fun they were having from the smiles on that day.

Photographers and Drifters getting ready.

The RELA officers were pretty annoying to the photographers, because they would restrict our movement space if we want to get nearer to the track but overall, they did a pretty good job in making sure everyone, even the photographers safe and sound.

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Tengku Djan, everyone's hopeful winner, lost unquestionably to Ah Fai because he had some trouble with his gear change that made his car stopped. So Ah Fai was the man of that day. I think he worked hard and deserved it.

Loyai who finished fourth, signing a fan's shirt.

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Ah Fai deservingly having a session with fans.

And so till next time, keep your drifting spirit intact and see you in upcoming drift events.

FxOPEN Drift Practice Day

It was a Friday afternoon, I packed up my gears in my room just after class. I didn't know what kind of films I should use so I ended up bringing a backpack full of whatever films I had left over.

It was a pretty laid back session. I was impressed when I saw Ah Fai's machine. The graphic finish proved that this guy really put drifting to his passion. But the thing which really impressed me was the driver's corporate attire.

Another impressive looking monster was Loyai's A31. Can't help myself but to take a few pics.

And on the furthest corner, a sleeping fire-breathing dragon, Tengku Djan's S13.5

I think overall the day was good except for some racers who picked up some damages. Most of them are just minor, but some could not continue.