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All of these images were taken with Yashica 635. For those who are not familiar with this analog camera, Yashica 635 is a TLR (Twin Reflex Lens) camera that takes 120mm film as well as 35mm film (with adaptor). For 120mm, it takes only 12 exposures while 35mm is either 24 or 36 exposures. While can spend about 2 minutes to take 30 image of selfies, It took me about 6 months to 1 year to finish every film roll. One of the reason behind this is the cost of film photography becoming more expensive nowadays. I will shoot film only the times when I miss the slow pace of film photography. Manual focusing, metering, develop and we can only see the result when the film is scanned. By the time the film is scanned, the moment that we capture is a history and we can’t repeat. With digital camera, we can see the result from the LCD and still not too late to configure settings and reshoot. By the way, this post is actually to share few images taken with Yashica 635, Centuria (Expired) but I never expect to write this much. Centuria is colour film but I post process it to B&W with minor adjustment.
Portrait of Mohd Zaini Sumping (74, Kampung Tompias -Ranau) a Dusun Lobu with warrior attire made of pangolin scales during Harvest Festival 2016
“…Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start” – Ijeoma Umebinyuo
I accidentally found this quote while browsing Facebook recently. It came out the quote are very widely used in blogs. The quote may be not related to the photo above but who cares. I just like the quote and I want it to be here in my blog. It can motivate me whenever I read this post.
My last blog post was on Aug, 2015. When we stopped doing it, it is hard to get started again. I don’t know how to start but that quote has made me start.
I like to highlight comment by a good friend of mine;
“To get start is quite easy actually but to continue doing what you have just start, take a lot of perseverance. For an example, starting a blog is a piece of cake, updating it daily or monthly, will take a mammoth effort” – Wazari Wazir
“…Jari-jemari terasa membeku, otot-otot kaki terasa sudah hilang. Suasana senja kini bertukar kebiru-biruan. Aku kini berada dalam kegelapan & hanya bertemankan salakan anjing dan unggas ditengah-tengah hutan tidak berpenduduk. Selangkah demi selangkah aku memerah kudratku memujuk kaki yang sudah hilang deria rasa selepas 9 jam bukit seribu lapisan di Langtang ku sukat. Perut pula sudah hampir sejam menunggu masa untuk memuntahkan lahar bertoksiknya, sudah beberapa kali saat-saat “getir” itu berjaya ku jinakkan. Aku mula mencari-cari jika ada “ruang” untuk melepaskan hajat si perut, mungkin juga tempat untuk bermalam. Ah ini kah tempat berakhirnya hayatku? Mati kesejukan…” – Langtang, Aku Terlentang
A rare ritual ceremony has been held on 13th June 2015 at Kg. Bantayan, Tamparuli. According to the the Dusun Lotud, Monolibabou means communicating with the spirits. It was held to enquire the recent quake of 5.9-magnitude that centred in Ranau on 5th June if it related to the act of nudity stunt of 10 Western tourists on the summit of sacred mountain, Mt. Kinabalu.
“According to the Libabow (Spiritual Medium), the guardian of the mountain have enough with the wrongdoings done by humans/climbers on the mountain. No amount of offering can appease the mountain guardian and the souls residing at the mountain” – Ricardo.