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  • Ektar, Zero Grain and Super Saturation

    written by fash_on on 2011-03-26 in #reviews
    Ektar, Zero Grain and Super Saturation

    Noticeable smoothness and great saturation, Ektar lives up to the claims. Best for strong sunlight, or long exposure with tripod etc.

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  • My London - The Monument

    written by fash_on on 2011-03-14 in #world #locations
    My London - The Monument

    One of my favourite monuments in London is The Monument. It's a monument to the Great Fire of London, it's a tower that you go inside and walk up the 311 steps to the viewing platform at the top, then enjoy the fab views.

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  • The Monument (My London for the LCG)

    written by fash_on on 2011-03-11 in #world #locations
    The Monument (My London for the LCG)

    One of my favourite places in London is the Monument. It's a monument to the Great Fire of London, it's a tower that you go inside and walk up the 311 steps to the viewing platform at the top, then enjoy the fab views.

  • A Versatile Camera Allows You to Find Your Own Reasons to Love It.

    written by fash_on on 2011-01-12 in #reviews
    A Versatile Camera Allows You to Find Your Own Reasons to Love It.

    Is it "the poor mans lomo"? or is it a great inexpensive toy and perfect partner for whatever camera you normally use? Here, I offer some reasons to exploit it's fixed exposure and mechanical functions, there's always beauty to be found in simplicity. And it weighs almost nothing!

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  • Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens

    written by fash_on on 2010-12-20 in #news
    Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens

    An Exhibition of Modernist photographs at The Museum of Anthropology, featuring Modernist Photographers of the 20's and 30's.

  • Recycle your 35mm Canisters to Make Home for 120 films!

    written by fash_on on 2010-11-05 in #gear #tipster
    Recycle your 35mm Canisters to Make Home for 120 films!

    Actually for a long time I didn’t know that 120 film sometimes comes with a canister, none of the films I had bought over the past 4 years had these. It’s quick and easy to do and helps the environment by re-using stuff instead of discarding it.

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  • Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibit at the West Vancouver Museum

    written by fash_on on 2010-08-13 in #news
    Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibit at the West Vancouver Museum

    I implore you to pay a visit to the exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson's 25 silver gelatin prints, dated from 1930's and 1940's in the West Vancouver Museum. Be prepared to be blown away by Bresson's impeccable and awe-inspiring masterpieces.

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  • Want that Natura Effect?

    written by fash_on on 2010-07-10 in #gear #tipster
    Want that Natura Effect?

    So, do you like that low light shooting with nice glowing exposures? If like me you don't have the Fuji Natura Classica, there is a way to get this look, so long as your camera has auto-exposure like the LC-A+ for instance.

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  • Easy C-41 Black & White

    written by fash_on on 2010-07-02 in #reviews
    Easy C-41 Black & White

    Nice Black & White film for easy mini-lab (C-41) processing. Works well in most conditions, sunny or overcast, and in low tech cameras (without metering).

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  • Easypix 400 (35mm, 400 iso) User-Review

    written by fash_on on 2009-07-15 in #reviews
    Easypix 400 (35mm, 400 iso) User-Review

    An economical film for the budget conscious Lomographer and works great when you want to splash some crazy colours on everything that you snap!

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  • Toothpaste, Baking Soda, and Film?

    written by fash_on on 2009-04-04 in #gear #tipster
    Toothpaste, Baking Soda, and Film?

    Why not? and then soak it in mouthwash of different colours (blue, red, green..) for a couple of hours. Rubbing scrubbing soaking fun!

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  • Canon Sureshot A1 Underwater

    written by fash_on on 2009-03-10 in #reviews
    Canon Sureshot A1 Underwater

    A great point and shoot camera for winter sports, underwater and low light shots, with some excellent thoughtful features. Viewfinder is directly above lens (less parallax), 2 shutter buttons – the 2nd one has a 10 sec delay, self-timer), Flash can be manually On, Off, Auto/red eye, and Macro (closest 2ft on land, 1.5ft underwater).

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  • Polar Bear Pit (Vancouver)

    written by fash_on on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Polar Bear Pit (Vancouver)

    It's a sad story really, not far from the excellent Vancouver Aquarium, just a short walk of about 100 meters you will find an abandoned Polar Bear Pit which was once a part of the now defunct Stanley Park Zoo.

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  • Capilano Salmon Hatchery

    written by fash_on on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Capilano Salmon Hatchery

    Many nice things to see here and it's free! Parking is free too.

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  • City of North Vancouver

    written by fash_on on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    City of North Vancouver

    The City of North Vancouver lies to the north of downtown Vancouver, across the Burrard Inlet. Excellent views of Downtown skyline and North Shore Mountains can be seen. Travel here from downtown by the Seabus, every 15mins during peak times: http://www.translink.bc.ca/Transportation_Services/SeaBus/

  • 2nd Beach Pool

    written by fash_on on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    2nd Beach Pool

    Who doesn't love those sunny summer days? Or enjoy going to an outdoor heated pool? In Vancouver we have 2 favourites, 2nd Beach Pool in Stanley Park (pictured here) and Kitsilano Pool which is great for the more serious lane-swimmers. 2nd Beach Pool has 2 small slides and it's right on the edge of the ocean, the scenery is amazing. Bikes and roller-blades whiz by on the seawall, floatplanes in the sky, forest to the rear with raccoons, geese, swans, eagles and more.

  • Cactus Club Café

    written by fash_on on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    Cactus Club Café

    It's one of our favourite places to dine, mainly because of the design and décor, you'll wish your dining room at home was like this. A bank of TV screens behind the bar keeps the sports fans happy. The restaurant seating is mostly booths that seat 4, with cool dim lighting, very snug and cozy. The menu is the usual west coast fusion, I can only recommend the Steaks, and these are always good. Other items include Ahi Tuna, Endamame, and Fajitas. For drinks, Margaritas are popular, in many flavors.

  • Richmond Night Market

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Richmond Night Market

    This night market has something for everyone. Open from 7 pm to midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sundays from May to October. There are lots of stalls/vendors with gadgets, clothing, flowers, Korean stationary (my favorite is Afro Ken), cell phones & accessories, traditional Asian products, lucky bamboo... and on... and on... Bring plenty of cash!!! Stuff is cheap but most don't take credit cards.

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  • Grouse Mountain

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Grouse Mountain

    A trip up to Grouse Mountain is a must for visitors, the scenery is amazing and there's so much to do all year round. In winter it's a snow-sports playground, with skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, snowshoeing and ice-skating. You can rent the equipment here if you need to and there are lessons too. While you're sliding around you'll be enjoying views of the city below, and the other north shore mountains. Grouse is one of 3 local ski areas, but only Grouse has the Sky ride, a big red gondola which operates year round.

  • Downtown Vancouver and beyond

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Downtown Vancouver and beyond

    From street level at the Harbor Centre building in Vancouver you can ride the elevator to The Lookout, a 360 degree observatory high above the city. It's open all day from about 9 am to 10 pm and your ticket is valid for the whole day, so you can go back for night shots. It costs about $13 per person. The elevator is on the outside of the building which is great for views too.

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  • Vancouver Aquarium

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Vancouver Aquarium

    The world famous, most watched animals on YouTube, the super cute Sea Otters, are here in Vancouver Aquarium. You will hear people saying "they're so cute", because they hold hands, it's called "rafting" and they do it in the ocean to keep together.

  • Pride Vancouver

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Pride Vancouver

    In August 2007 it was the 29th annual Pride festival in Vancouver. The festival runs for several weeks, but the highlight is always the Pride Parade, a great fun event for all. This year 385,000 people were there to watch the 2 hours of crazy creative floats, teams, music, costumes and dancing.

  • Boeing Factory

    written by fash_on on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Boeing Factory

    The Boeing Factory is about 25 miles north of Seattle. There is a big visitor centre with lots of bits of planes and interactive displays. A 42 foot tail from a 747 looks huge when you see a person standing beside it, then realize it's just the tail, the scale is impressive. Display sections of the new 787 Dreamliner are nice to see, the windows have a touch-screen shade control which looks very cool. Also inside are TV screens showing the features of the new plane.

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