Thursday, July 24, 2014

Urban Shape #13

Play with film again!

I've been here several times but never explore much. This is the backyard area of Balubur Town Square (Baltos) Bandung. On the upper left could be seen the alley to Kampung Pulosari.

I like the lines of the fence and car entrance alley, combined with the arrow signage  on the asphalt. Looks good to me as an asymmetrical balance. It's already an interesting composition, but need more "decisive elements" to make a good picture. Mix of pedestrian, motorcycle and car pass through here randomly. I stare on the view finder continuously just waiting for the right moment.

Using a manual film camera, frequently I forgot to coke the shutter for the new frame. I lost many picture because of that. I don't take that as failure, I chose to use this camera to experiencing that process. It creates a sense of discipline in the process of taking photograph.

I snap this shot because I feel there's an interaction between the couple and the woman on the right. The woman's position tend to give a hint as though she is going to the upper right direction and the couple are going to after her. In reality, the couple and the woman don't know each other and they are not going to the parking lot.

5 Jul 2014
Nikon F3HP
Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI
Kodak Tri-X 400

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