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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles come to mind on Flickr.
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Russian? on Flickr.

Russian? on Flickr.

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Starry Night on Flickr.I can’t believe this is what we are missing every night because of light pollution!!

Starry Night on Flickr.

I can’t believe this is what we are missing every night because of light pollution!!

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Man of action on Flickr.

Man of action on Flickr.

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Camera Sale in Singapore 2014 Part 1

Camera Sale in Singapore 2014 Part 1

In an effort to downsize my camera collection, I am considering a sale of my equipment. I have a large number of film cameras, and I will be willing to sell them if good offers come along. All prices in SGD. Here’s a sample:

Olympus XA2 – $30 with A11 flash, $20 without

Olympus PEN FT w/38mm f/1.8 lens – $380

Voigtlander Bessa 6×9 vintage folder camera (still works) – $80

Leica M-mount 35mm…

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Konota C41 Development Bliss

Konota C41 Development Bliss

Color film development has always been hard for me, because of the absence of a water temperature controller in my apartment. At the end of my time in Baltimore, I had only ever processed E6, which is arguably more difficult than C41. Although I had a whole C41 kit, I was always waiting to accumulate enough rolls of film to justify breaking open the chemicals. I regret that greatly, because in…

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Developer Expiry Note - Ilford ID-11

Developer Expiry Note – Ilford ID-11

Almost a year ago, I returned to Singapore for my annual trip home and prepared a bottle of ID-11 developer, which I then left in a closed plastic bottle in a dark room, at room temperature (~26-28 degrees centigrade). I also diluted a bottle of Rapid Fixer to working concentration and did likewise. I did not expect either to still be active. However, out of desperation (and also a certain amount…

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Back in Singapore

I recently left Baltimore and am permanently back in Singapore. Truth be told, the transition has been difficult. Not only do I have to deal with the extremely hot and humid weather that never lets up, I’m also super stressed about work, finishing up my papers from Hopkins, and my accommodations. Right now, the wife, baby and I are holed up in my childhood (teenage?) home in Woodlands. To say…

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Garland Hall at Night on Flickr.
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National Gallery of Art, Atrium 1 on Flickr.