My First Best Picture.


I could not wait to try out the camera when it was shipped to my house. I took it out to shoot the next day and I could not believe what i saw in the photos developed from my first roll. There were light leaks in more than half of the photos! Unfortunately, there were some manufacturing defects for my camera and I had to return it to Lomography for a new one.

I managed to get a new one after 1 week and I spent the next few weeks shooting with the LC-A+, hoping that I could get wonderful shots with it. It took a while for me to get used to the focus distances for the LC-A+ but I was still unsatisfied with the shots I had taken.

My first best picture finally “arrived” early this year when I went for a road trip to Malacca in Malaysia. I was at the Dutch Square in the heart of the town and there was a clocktower that was built in 1886. There were colorful flower beds around the clocktower and I thought to myself, “the flowers would look great with the historical clock tower”. I did a multiple exposure with the flowers and the clock tower.

That was the moment where my first best picture was “born”.

Credits: dabai

written by dabai on 2011-03-25


  1. mylatehope
    mylatehope ·

    I love this one too!

  2. brommi
    brommi ·

    beautiful photo!!

  3. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Shoot for more BEST pictures! :)

  4. dabai
    dabai ·

    lawypop: yes, i will continue to do that! :)

  5. coca
    coca ·


  6. grazie
    grazie ·

    I love this photo! Funny coz I got my LC-A+ too around that time as a birthday gift for myself.

  7. dabai
    dabai ·

    grazie: haha what a coincidence!

  8. mont0417
    mont0417 ·

    great pic....!!

  9. whoinvitedpigeon
    whoinvitedpigeon ·


  10. ali55
    ali55 ·

    I love this photo! so much colour :)

  11. novakmisi
    novakmisi ·


  12. aprilia
    aprilia ·

    What a pretty photo :)

  13. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    I love that photo too! It's on the list of my favorite lomographs!

  14. pulex
    pulex ·

    indeed, an awesome shot!

  15. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    beyond perfect!

  16. cornborn
    cornborn ·

    very very cool!

  17. lightblue
    lightblue ·

    well, i have to admit: better than my best picture! :P you have my "like"

  18. pomps
    pomps ·

    this photo is great!!!! looks like painted! hope one day i'll get such a good photo (and why not so many likes :)

  19. davidpowell
    davidpowell ·

    Wow, this is gorgeous. One of the best MXs i've ever seen!

  20. dakadev_pui
    dakadev_pui ·

    superb shot

  21. bulletofmine
    bulletofmine ·

    nice one. I really love the picture!

  22. dabai
    dabai ·

    thanks everyone for the lomoloves and kind words! i hope i can produce more photos like this :)

  23. lmr
    lmr ·

    the colors of the flowers are so amazing

  24. mikeman85
    mikeman85 ·

    Amazing picture!

  25. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·


  26. squamy
    squamy ·

    Such a good picture!! :D

  27. paramir
    paramir ·

    amazing photo! well done.

  28. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    it's indeed ur best photo! :D

  29. mattlongstaff
    mattlongstaff ·

    Yep. Good work :)

  30. vici
    vici ·

    "first, best picture" is an understatement. This is a masterpiece!

  31. kathyy
    kathyy ·

    oh, i know that feeling! it took me really really long until i got some good pictures :)

  32. aalper
    aalper ·

    The fun part is trying to figure out which exposure came first!

  33. dabai
    dabai ·

    thanks everyone for the kind words! :D

  34. luobodingr
    luobodingr ·


    "and I thought to myself, “the flowers would look great with the historical clock tower”...

    The great thing about this story is it again proves the old "Don't think - just shoot" rule to be something of an error. I have always said that the best results are the result of a little creative thinking...

    Never stop thinking - never stop shooting!

  35. joan_primer2do
    joan_primer2do ·

    Nice :)

  36. lacame
    lacame ·


  37. lonur
    lonur ·

    Awesome! I've always thought that flowers and buildings work wonders in double exposure!

  38. nomeimporta
    nomeimporta ·

    This photo is perfect. Well done (:

  39. philia
    philia ·

    Oh wow! I love this!

  40. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Very beautiful. I love the colours!

  41. pastora
    pastora ·

    woooooooooow <3