Tagged: Ferrania Solaris 400

Mar 07

The Weekend List / 10.

Negative0-18-18(1)Ferrania Solaris 400 (expired), Vivitar 220/SL

Ten weeks of lists! When I first started this little project I thought 52 a very small number – how hard is it to do something once a week, right? I have enjoyed putting my lists together and it makes me more than happy to read your input each week but to be completely honest, I probably spend too much time on deciding what list to make and then agonize over whether it’s interesting enough, easy enough, personal enough. All that being said, I just want to thank everyone who has shared their thoughts and stuck with me this far.

For the tenth list I wanted to put together something a little bit bigger so here’s my List of Places to Visit in My City:

- Treasure Hill Artist Village 寶藏巖國際藝術村
- FuHe Bridge Flea Market  福和橋跳蚤市場
- Wanhua District: The Red Housenight markets and Bopiliao 萬華,紅樓,艋甲,剝皮寮
- Huashan Creative Park 華山1914文化創意產業園區
- Wulai 烏來
- SPOT – Taipei Film House 光點台北
Miniatures Museum of Taiwan 袖珍博物館
- Dihua Street 迪化街
- Taipei Botanical Garden 台北植物園
- National Taiwan University 台灣大學
Showa-cho Antique Market 昭和町文物市集
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park 松山文創園區
- The alleyways…always venture into the alleyways of Taipei :)

What are some of your personal recommendations for someone new to your city? Do share!


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Oct 26

Sightseeing with Ada.

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We wanted to avoid tourist traps for Adas first time in town but there were some places of interests that I thought she might enjoy! So, we took Ada to Longshan Temple (龍山寺), Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂), The Redhouse (西門紅樓) and of course, my favorite, Treasure Hill (寶藏嚴). More photographs to come!

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Negative0-17-17(1)Ferrania Solaris 400 (expired), Vivitar 220/SL

Negative0-26-24A(1)Fujicolor Superia Reala 100 (expired), Vivitar 220/SL


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Sep 06

Vivitar 220/SL.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have heard that the Vivitar SL/220 I purchased on Etsy arrived surprisingly early from the United States yesterday! The package came early afternoon which was perfect timing because I was taking Ada out for a little walk around town – and yes, sometimes I am crazy enough to bring two SLRs out. :)

As always, the test roll is mainly to make sure the camera is in complete working order and I’m happy to announce that this new addition to my humble collection did not disappoint. The camera comes with a beautiful Mamiya/Sekor 28mm f/2.8 so it was such a treat to look into the wide lens and realize I don’t have to keep stepping back to try to capture more into the frame. Although it was so bright out yesterday I hadn’t had the chance to shoot wide open and fully test out the bokeh – more close up shots on the next roll, I guess!

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Negative0-15-15(1)Ferrania Solaris 400 (expired), Vivitar 220/SL


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Sep 06

Happy Weekend.

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The weather has been consistently sunny but cool at a lovely 23-25°C during the day, which puts me in the best mood. The past summer has been so hot that it’s taking me some time to believe that we’re really getting fall weather now. I’m really hoping for September to be full of beautiful days spent outdoors, taking photographs. Even though I’d rather we not be counting down to the end of the year so quickly, this gorgeous calendar sent from India by the lovely Magali makes things a little bit easier.


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Mar 05

Pentax K1000.

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I’ve been meaning to add another SLR to my film camera collection for some time now and it was always a choice between a Nikon or a Pentax. Two weeks ago, I found a really good deal on Ebay for a Pentax K1000 in excellent condition and it finally arrived yesterday! Now, I’ve seen a lot of loveliness made with this camera (specifically here and here) and was really excited to find out what it could do in my hands. I immediately pop in my usual 12-exposure Ferrania Solaris 400 (tip: always keep a stash of cheap, expired 12-exposure films as test rolls!) and snapped away with my always-ready canine model. In my hastiness, I kept the shutter speed at 1/60 – which is a speed I almost always shoot at – and you can tell by the overexposure that the harsh afternoon sunlight did not agree with me. That said, I’m just plain happy that the camera works fine and can’t wait to use it more!

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Negative0-17-12A(1)Ferrania Solaris 400 (expired), Pentax K1000


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