Here comes the finale to the
Dangi Wang Dang Wangi pictures. But first, a trip on the monorail, in infrared, with infinity focus on my Fujifilm Digital Q1 manual-focus infrared-modded camera.
Leave me behind.
The city looks weirdly like a patch growing amongst low-rise buildings.
The new mosque near Hang Tuah Monorail. (All these shots on a moving monorail train. Hail the infrared-sensitivity, which gives me a sure 1/2000th of a second exposure, fast enough for all motion!)
I got back in color on my old Canon Powershot A520 for this, from a window in Berjaya Times Square.
Athena is not mirrored.
We headed to Dang Wangi, with a most discriminatory signboard. No rempits!
This was not shot in monochrome. I don’t know how it got this desaturated.
They closed the site where we camwhored previously!
There was another still open, but not as appealing.
So we, uh, took pictures of ourselves. *insert CGI sequence zooming in to my camera, to see…*
Without an infrared-passing filter, certain objects (like Athena’s bag) absorb infrared, thus reflecting normal light only. The rest is that color because it reflects a lot of infrared.)
It makes for a very cool accidental color-accenting effect. Most black shirts appear bright in infrared, but some don’t and may be used in infrared photography for cool effect.
A stairway near the station. The softness and vignetting are a natural byproduct of the cheap manual focus lens. Digital lomo baby!
Athena took this.
Why’d they rip a shoplot apart, I do not know.
Grace the eternal camwhore.
Amazing; the Proton car absorbed infrared.
We then ran to The Bodhi Tree for food as it started dristling and the mosquitoes marked their territory at dawn.
Grace through the 52mm Hoya R72 infrared-passing filter.
Sneak preview of things to come. Grace’s friend Kok Kiong had an Olympus E-500 digital SLR and I got to play with it! While I’d been wondering why their lenses were all so short, like 40-150mm F3.5-4.5, it was justified because the dSLRs had a 2x crop factor. So it would crop (somewhat) like a 80-300mm on film (or around 55-200mm for a dSLR with 1.5x crop factor.) Yep, the viewfinder was dark because of the 2x crop factor. However, the 300mm-like crop was at F4.5! That was brighter than the budget lenses which usually end at 200mm F5.6. Both the 14-50mm and 40-150mm had 52mm screw threads, so you can imagine how small they were. No wait, here’s a picture.
We dashed through the alleys in the rain…
…and reached Dang Wangi LRT station, where, uh, KJ dictates his plan for world domination, and an interested twisted sadistic tyrant listens.