I finally made it to Angkor Wat (I’ve been busy) I took my DSLR but I couldn’t resist some random Hipstamatic action. It’s impossible to capture the sheer scale of this place, so I didn’t even try.
I’m doing an illustration for a 150th anniversary edition of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
As luck would have a a local model had an Alice costume so I thought I’d kill two birds with stone and do an Alice photo shoot and also get some reference shots for the illustration. I’ll post the Alice series when I have time to edit the photos.
In the meantime I grabbed some iPhone shots using the Hipstamatic App before the shoot ended. I used the random settings, which means shaking the iPhone after every shot (sometimes people stare when I do that)
First some history
“Pool Park House was once owned by Sir Walter Bagot, a prominent Staffordshire barrister, and was rebuilt in in its current incarnation between 1826-1829 as a residence for the second Lord Bagot.
After eventually being sold to the Tate family (of Tate & Lyle), it was acquired by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital and opened in 1937 to accommodate 87 patients for relief of overcrowding at the much larger and much more visited Denbigh Hospital.
Its official designation was as a psychiatric convalescent home, and eventually closed in 1990. Planning documents were submitted some years ago for conversion into a 60-apartment residential home, but were rejected.”
This was my first Urban Exploration (or Urbex) and it was fun. I wasn’t sure about the terrain and the how safe the building was so I decided to just take my iPhone. I hope to return with my DSLR and take some proper photographs.
So Hipstamatic have introduced another new film and lens which has put another dent in my planned comparisons. I shouldn’t complain too much because I do love the combo.
So this will be the last of the chronological tests and from now I’ll just choose one of the films I like and do comparisons with all the lenses available at the time.
Again I’m not a huge fan of the AO films but you can judge for yourself.
This the first of this series not shot in Korea. I’m in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the moment. Although you’d never guess from the subject matter.
The Hipstamatic Float film, has a warm tone with a textured vignette.
It works very well with the Kiamal Mark II, Lucifer VI, Americana, John S and Chunky lenses. The random Salvador 84 produced a wonderfully surreal print.
Since starting these comparisons Hipstamatic has introduced two new films and two new lenses. I’ve decided not to include these for now. What I will probably do is a separate post looking at each new film and lens individually.