Last month I went out from my small city on the state of St. Catarina to go to Brasilia to study at the UnB (University of Brasilia). I knew that I will stay at the city for a small time, so I went out to test the newest product that I bought from Lomography Shop: a Holga 135BC and some Lomography Redscale films.
Antes da viagem fiquei atenta a previsão do tempo: chuva e céu nublado. Before the trip, I took a look at the weather prediction. They said it was going to be a rainy/cloudy week. So I decided to take some ISO 400 and 800 with me and of course, my Redscale XR that I just bought.
Brasília is such a wonderful city, so easy to walk around and the people are very friendly. The weather was good. Not so hot with a good, cold breeze. It was perfect to go out with my Holga and take some pictures as it was so cloudy, I decided to first use a Kodak UltraMax ISO 400.
After I used up that entire role of film, I decided that – the weather was starting to cooperate, and a beautiful sunny morning was upon us – I then loaded my Holga with a Lomography Redscale XR (ISO 200). Check it out.
I really like the results. It was my first time to use a Holga (before that, I only had a Fisheye One), doing long/multiple exposures. And it was also my first time with a Redscale film – which impressed provided me with impressive results.
Brasilia is a great city to live in, everything is near. The organization and the architecture of the city is very impressive. The university was amazing and I learned a lot. I had a wonderful experience there, I can’t wait to go back to that city again.
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
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