Have you ever have a feeling that whenever you walk on the street, you always wonder how a particular spot looks like at this particular time? I don’t think everyone would do that, but apparently I am obsessed with Graham Street in Central, Hong Kong.
Whenever I am nearby, I would always end up there and take some shots. While I am not particularly nostalgic for this place, I know at the bottom of my heart that I will miss this place – it is almost certain the area is going to be demolished and rebuilt.
– All Photos shot with Holga 120FN on Cinestill 800T
In the last darkroom note I stated some developing times for the mysterious A125 black and white film – HC-110B for 10 mins, R09 Rodinal 1+25 for 12 mins.
Well, it turns out it is way too long. I have tried 6 minutes for HC-110B and 7 minutes for Rodinal. Both films turned out fine.
Foqus A125, developed in HC-110B at 20d.c. for 6 mins
That being said, I think this film can handle long developing time very well, considering I have developed it in HC-110B for 22 minutes, and the film did not look overdeveloped at all.
I would say the midtones and shadows have more detail when developed with HC-110. However with Rodinal, you get this very pleasing look, which I prefer that over HC-110.
Foqus A125, developed in R09 Rodinal 1+25 at 20d.c. for 7 mins
For the record, I still don’t know what this A125 film from Russian is, it is claimed to be developed and manufactured in Russia. They also make the Type-D 200 film, which I am going to try.
Last day of March, I visited the cemetery in Chai Wan area, neighbouring it is a public housing – Wan Tsui Estate (環翠邨). It was first completed in 1979 and haven’t changed ever since. I really love public housing built in the 70s and 80s in Hong Kong.
Shot with Nikon F4 on Fujicolor Industrial 400
After a week of relative visiting and drowning in sweat, I am finally back home. Very happy to report I have shot most of my films that were brought. Because of the great sunny weather in Bangkok, I didn’t have a chance to expose the 120 Provia 400X.
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