Here are some of the shots I took in Singapore. The trip was to take care of the surgery that my wife had to go through so I only took my OM-1. I shot a couple of rolls of HP5+ film through it at an Exposure Index of 200. These were the first two rolls I developed in Jakarta which is an indication that this is slowly becoming home.
Most of the shots have nothing to do with the city, but of everyday objects and gestures around the hospital room and apartment. Above is a tea service that the executive apartments offered upon our arrival. I loved the simple bamboo try, straight decorations on the little cups and the classic tea pot in the background.
Here my son turns from watching TV and peaks at me from over the couch. I loved the look in his eye, and wanted to frame this near the bottom. I like the TV centered above his head.
Below I was obviously wanting to capture the rain drops. The challenge with these pictures is the background. I tried several shots until I had a background simple enough to reduce distraction but complex enough to give different tones.
The technical details: I shot using my OM-1 with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. This thing is tack sharp and the viewfinder on the OM-1 is dream like. Since the overhaul the camera is functioning like new.
In terms of film, I shot HP5+ which has a recommended ISO of 400 but exposed it as it if was a 200. I developed using D-76 and the recommended timing minus 10%. This was my first attempt at this technique and I must admit that I love it!
Patrick...confirmed film & digital photography addict.