Gulsan Temple Site

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This stone marks the site of Gulsan Temple. Gulsan Temple was founded in 851 and was probably closed down by the Joseon Dynasty in the early 15th century. Little remains of the temple now except for two tall, stone flagpoles, the shadows and bases of which you can see in this photo.
iPhone 6s+, Hipstamatic application.

 

Digital Fun

The scans and prints from the first few rolls of my 28mm/Fujicolor C200 project have arrived but I am still editing. Using a wide angle lens is challenging because there is so much to organise in the frame but I got a few good results. Watch this space.

Meanwhile, today I turned on the Hipstamatic App on my iPhone and made a couple of photos. Very enjoyable, especially since I haven’t used it much since my iTraditional project a few years ago. I might use Hipstamatic as a side project when I don’t have my F6 with me. The iPhone’s camera is wide angle and the colours are interesting. Another way to shake me out of my slump.

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2018 Olympics women’s ice hockey rink in Gangneung.
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Wolhwa Folk Market, downtown Gangneung.

Mobile phone cameras might not be ‘serious’ cameras and Hipstamic only good for hipster scum, but they are a lot of fun.

Patience

The weather is getting cooler and drier and I no longer feel like a boiled potato every time I step outside the house. So yesterday morning I took the Contax 645 to Gangneung Harbour and used a roll of film. I’m a bit out of practise so I am ashamed to say I made quite a few mistakes. After the roll was used I took a bus back home to eat.

I had such a good time out with the camera in the morning that after I ate I put my Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and a few lenses in a bag and went back to the harbour on bicycle. I made photos on the breakwater until I felt a few drops of rain and had to rush home. The last part of my ride was a very wet one . . . .

I’m still curating the photos I made with the digital camera and I won’t get my film back until next week sometime so I won’t show them today. Instead I am posting two photos made with the Hipstamatic application for iPhone.

I was waiting for a boat to enter the harbour and complete my composition but the only boat that entered went in a direction I didn't want. I made this photo while waiting around.
I was waiting for a boat to enter the harbour and complete my composition but the only boat that entered went in a direction I didn’t want. I made this photo while waiting around.
I made this photo in the afternoon while again waiting for a boat to complete the composition. Again, no luck. But this photo is not bad.
I made this photo in the afternoon while again waiting for a boat to complete the composition. Again, no luck. But this photo is not bad.

Last of the Hipstamatic Photos

The photos in my upcoming exhibition were made using Hipstamatic for the iPhone.  I first started using the application in 2011 and made my last photos about a month ago.  It was an interesting way to do a project but I think I am done with Hipstamatic.  Now I keep my Zeiss Ikon in my bag or in my hand and the iPhone stays in my pocket.  So, in this post I am sharing the last of the Hipstamatic photos I have in my ‘For Blog’ collection in Lightroom.

Bank of Korea and Clouds
Bank of Korea and Clouds

A friend of mine was once told by security guards not to take photos of this building.  Why did they make the building so interesting if they didn’t want people to take photos?  I was behind the trees in the foreground so I probably wasn’t noticed.

Aquarium, fish, and chefs.
Aquarium, fish, and chefs.

These two chefs were taking a smoke break in front of a raw fish restaurant.  In Korea the fish are kept in tanks outside the restaurant so you can see what you’re going to eat.

Street seller and crosswalk
Street seller and crosswalk

This elderly woman lays out her fruits and vegetables on the sidewalk to sell.  Here she is just taking a rest, I think.  In the road . . . .

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Another woman selling vegetables on the sidewalk.  This is a very inconvenient place to set up because of the crosswalk but nobody says anything to her.  She is there nearly every day.

Well, that’s the end of the Hipstamatic photos and nearly the end of digital photos I have to share.  Now I need to get busy with film . . . .

Restaurant Photos

When I was still using Hipstamatic to photograph anything and everything I took a few photos of restaurants I visited.  Most were uninteresting photos of my dinners but there are a few that I still enjoy looking at.

Waiting for noodles
Waiting for noodles
Delivered!
Delivered!
I don't remember if his hair is really that high or if it was a camera effect.
I don’t remember if his hair is really that high or if it was a camera effect.
The kitchen where the noodles are made.
The kitchen where the noodles are made.

Animals

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This dog found a very nice place to take an afternoon nap.  Did he dream of fish, I wonder?
(iPhone, Hipstamatic)

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His dream, if he had one, probably didn’t look like this.  These small fish were placed in shallow baskets on a pedestrian bridge to dry.
(Zeiss Ikon, Planar 2/50, Kodak Tri-X 400)

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This friend is sitting on the waste basket looking like a king of Egypt.  A sleepy king.
(iPhone, Hipstamatic)

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This friend is not so lucky.  Some farmer tied this stuffed bear to a post and a stick with an awful lot of rope to stop him from escaping.  Is this supposed to work as a scarecrow?  It unsettled me but maybe crows don’t mind.
(Zeiss Ikon, Planar 2/50, Kodak Tri-X 400)