Monthly Archives: November 2009


23rd April 2009 – Stereopath at Laundry Bar! I missed Pitbull Inc. so here’s Altered Frequency.

Those in the know will know this hard-rocking band is no devil’s worship; instead it is Christian.


And here’s a breather, a slow intro…

…with strings…

…to a band Fizul is not singing in.

Avril is mesmerized by the sonic landscape.

The Laundry Bar Blogger (then) taking pictures.

Would you have guessed – O.A.G.!

Radhi popped on stage like a leprechaun and went into a most patriotic song!

Sometimes you talk to the mike and wonder if it’s listening.

Today I felt like cropping all the pictures square.

Fisheye and flash makes a good combo to catch this energetic rock star!

He uh… shares the mike with his fans.

Yes, I was close enough to have to sing a line or two. I hope I got it right.

Old Stock

Flashback to 12th September 2007 when I was feeling lucky with Lucky ASA100 film!

50mm F1.4 with Aprilcherrie.

Peleng 8mm F3.5 circular fisheye at 1/13s F8. I think we broke the table right after that!

Peleng 8mm F3.5 circular fisheye at 1/8s F8. So old, only one third of these girls still work here.

Sometime 2008, with Kodak BW400CN, I think.

Sometime 2007, with Fujifilm Superia 400 through the Pentax P30t, probably using the Vivitar 75-205mm F3.5-4.5.

Rewind to 3rd June 2007, with Fujifilm Superia 400 and me at the 70mm F5.6 end of my Minolta 70-210mm F4 beercan. Yes this picture is so old I’m holding my ol’ Sony Alpha 100!

210mm F5.6.

Peleng 8mm F3.5 circular fisheye at F16 1/20s.

Ditto at 1/15s.

26mm F7.1. Wish I was a bit more wary of perspective distortion then!

Forward to 18th October 2008, with the Minolta 24-105mm F3.5-4.5(D) at 24mm F3.5. Here’s DreamingArtemis!

One from the superb Minolta 85mm F1.4G.

24mm F16.

50mm F4.5.

24mm F13.

Beetles at 80mm F4.5! Gotta love Fujifilm Superia 400.

I then put the Carl Zeiss 135mm F1.8 through the Minolta Dynax 7’s Smooth Transition Focus mode. It takes 7 frames at progressively darker apertures on the same frame, to create very smooth bokeh, similiar in effect to the Minolta/Sony 135mm F2.8/T4.5 Smooth Transition Focus lens.

And then I tried it from a moving monorail train!

How about moving crowds?

How about moving cars?

The trails get progressively longer.

At 105mm and manual focus, you can see some interesting effects!

All shots were taken on the Minolta Dynax 7.