Throwback Thursday: Black and white film scan

This was taken around 8 years ago when I was taking up a black-and-white film photography class:

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Pity I wasn’t crazy about film photography back then, when I had access to a good lab. Since June last year I have been dreaming of doing my own developing and I can’t believe it actually took me half a year to complete my dev kit. I blame procrastination. :)) Now I have chemicals, equipment, and exposed black and white film; all that’s left to do is to actually develop them.

I’m scared. But way more thrilled!
Hope it goes well! 😀

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Throwback Thursday: Birdwatching at LPPCHEA

Around this time of the year last 2013, I joined Haribon Foundation for a birdwalk at the Las Pinas- Paranaque Critical Habitat (LPPCHEA). It has been my long-time dream to explore Metro Manila’s ‘last coastal frontier‘ (see link for awesome video!), and I’m glad it came true: We saw egrets, kingfishers, and Philippine ducks among others. I was excited to share this experience with Haribon and members of a high school student club, which Haribon gave a seminar to about the importance of migratory birds and wetlands.

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See those little white dots in the distance? Egrets! 🙂

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Group photo! When they left, the other Haribon members and staff went deeper into the the woods to catch a glimpse of the elusive Philippine duck.

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We settled by a lake, trusting the bushes to hide our presence.

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Instead, we saw this black-winged stilt:

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Sexylegs upon closer inspection, via a spotting scope:

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We were about to give up when out of nowhere, we heard a ruffle of feathers and a flock of Philippine ducks descended to the lake, so momentarily that as as soon as they touched the calm surface, they flew away again. We were all so stunned I don’t think anyone managed to take a picture.

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No Philippine ducks in the pic, but I swear it happened! :p

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I cannot decide which one I like better: the vibrant hues of Kodak Ektar or the pastelly tones of Fuji Superia 400. It’s like choosing between your children T_T

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Obligatory group picture!

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Haribon Foundation is going to LPPCHEA again on Jan. 10, come join!

Happy New Year!

Fireworks over Marikina. Fuji Superia Xtra 400 Littlefilmblog (1 of 1)

This was last year’s fireworks galore over Marikina. New year goal: Develop and scan my own C-41 films! Even just black and white at first. I’ve been thinking of diy-ing the whole process for a while now but I just end up purchasing more film instead of developing equipment and a decent scanner. But this has to happen this 2015. There I said it! No more dillydallying; I will haul my ass to Hidalgo the next free day I get 🙂

Happy new year, everyone! Cheers to another year of shooting! x