Pentax SF7

Hangzhou, the West Lake

Hangzhou is known for a number of things one of them being the West Lake, an artificial lake built around 800AD.

I took several pictures in the early morning with the overnight fog just lifting giving a moody feel.    In this instance I went with a black and white treatment and like the range of tones present.  You’ll notice the grainy appearance particularly in the sky, a tell tale sign that this was originally captured on film.     KD.

West Lake, Hangzhou, China

Original capture on 35mm colour negative film with Pentax SF7 and 28-80mm zoom lens.

China 1999 continued….woman riding tricycle

A fairly simple image today,  where ever I went in China I saw so many people both in major cities and small towns,  riding bicycles and tricycles.   Things are changing fast however, and with increasing industrialization and extraordinary economic growth,  there is a growing push for people to use more and more motor vehicles.  Somehow I wonder if something might be lost in the rush to "modernization".

The original image was of course captured on colour negative film using the Pentax SF7 35mm SLR.

Woman riding tricycle, rural China

Balancing Act. Blue footed booby, Galapagos Islands

Well he’s got wings that he can start flapping if he falls but none the less,  this strikes me as a pretty good balancing act.   A blue footed booby (maybe that should read ‘sure footed booby’) tries to scratch himself whilst teetering on the edge of a cliff.

Blue-footed Booby, Galapagos Islands

Original image on colour negative film with Pentax SF7 and Tokina 80-400mm zoom lens.