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kitaanat
03-24-2010, 05:14
My 2 years with rangefinder cameras and RFF


I joined RFF a couple months after I got my first rangefinder camera, a Kodak Retina IIIC and it has been 2 years here.

This little camera really inspired me and I got these shots from my everyday life. (Taken with Kodak Retina IIIC)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/2787341804_0400678501.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/2787341804/)
gone...
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 50mm f2.0
Ilford HP5
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2671/3865186476_3c6c32f6b9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/3865186476)
an empty seat
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Curtar 5.6/35mm
Lucky 100 (2 stop push)
Location: Central World Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3394/3598295464_746f339832.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/3598295464/)
the whisper
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Curtar Xenon 4/35mm with R1 filter
Fuji Neopan 400
Location: Silom Road, Bangkok, Thailand

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/3252719497_ee9a2e5579.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/3252719497/)
the fragments behind
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Curtar Xenon 5.6/35mm
Rollei SuperPan 200
Location: Silom rd., Bangkok, Thailand

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/2961186069_61304c73dc.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/2961186069/)
at a glance
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Acros 100
Location: MRT Silom station Bangkok Thailand

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/3024716813_1e9ffcc13f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/3024716813)
alone
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Acros 100
Location: Bang Sue train station, Bangkok Thailand

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/2969958297_c2ec006220.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/sets/72157604488092743/)
he, she and shoes
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Kodak Plus-X 125
Location: Jatujuk market, Bangkok, Thailand

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3258/3180574335_0de295116d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/3180574335/)
the renewals
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Lucky 100 (2 stop push)
Location: Silom, Bangkok, Thailand

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3556/3448337749_700092f025.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/3448337749/)
an individual's way
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Curtar Xenon 4/35mm
Fuji Neopan 400
Location: Novotel Rim Pae resort hotel, Rayong, Thailand.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/2698450711_d3e1f2a1b2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/2698450711/)
rainy Silom
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Ilford HP5
Location: Silom road, Bangkok Thailand

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3632/3392641130_72ea2b0e38.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/3392641130/)
the prospects
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Rollei Retro 100
Location: Silom Rd., Bangkok, Thailand

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3387/3512454119_b7a34dd9f2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/3512454119/)
walk more
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Neopan 400
Location: Silom Rd., Bangkok, Thailand

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/2831109468_eff5129249.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/2831109468/)
Thai riders
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Ilford HP5+
Location: Silom Rd., Bangkok, Thailand.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2786668765_398d341317.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/2786668765/)
the commuters
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Curta Xenon 5.6/35mm
Ilford HP5
Location: MRT subway, Bangkok, Thailand

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3603/3323093850_2e83feb273.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/3323093850/)
a challenge
Kodak Retina IIIc
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Color 200 (expired)
Location: Silom road, Bangkok, Thailand

SimonSawSunlight
03-24-2010, 05:18
I dig the umbrellas and long exposures =)

zuikologist
03-24-2010, 05:27
What a great set. Really good. And happy anniversary.

Wallo
03-24-2010, 05:28
The one with four benches, umbrella shot, and the long exposure with the cart are great.

robklurfield
03-24-2010, 05:29
nice work.

SteveP
03-24-2010, 05:38
Very nice!

ZeissFan
03-24-2010, 05:42
Outstanding. I really like what you've done with that camera. Great mood and great compositions, too.

kitaanat
03-24-2010, 06:01
continue..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/2994634597_b6d9d99524.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/2994634597/)
the customers
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Location: Thaniya plaza, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1231521014.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=99453&ppuser=23272)
Walking street
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Lucky 100
Location: Walking Street, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1233681520.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=101014&ppuser=23272)
Patpong : prepare their shop
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Rollei Superpan 200
Location: Patpong, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1221676441.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=92821&ppuser=23272)
Patpong : prepare their shop
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 50mm f2.0
Kodak Tri-X
Location: Patpong, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1227197822.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=96539&ppuser=23272)
Patpong : prepare their shop
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Neopan 400
Location: Patpong Bangkok Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/medium/retina_subway006.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=87028&ppuser=23272)
subway
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Kodak Tri-X (?)
Location: MRT subway, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1237730295.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=103372&ppuser=23272)
hope
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Neopan 400
Location: Bang Sue train station, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1237651199.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=103308&ppuser=23272)
an open window
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Neo Pan 400
Location: Koh Kret, Nonthaburi, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1213460053.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=87652&ppuser=23272)
complicate
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 50mm f2.0
Kodak Tri-X
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1223317361.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=93868&ppuser=23272)
traffic
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Kodak E100G
Location: BTS Silom station, Silom road, Bangkok Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1240416030.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=105329&ppuser=23272)
Laem Cha Reon fishing village
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Acros 100
Location: Laem Cha Reon fishing village, Rayong, Thailand

kshapero
03-24-2010, 06:07
Tell folks its a Leica M3 and now you are a pro. Great shots

SolaresLarrave
03-24-2010, 06:10
Very good work, Kitaanat! Thanks for posting it!

kitaanat
03-24-2010, 06:11
The Retina camera is very small that allow me to carry it everyday and I'm really lucky that there are something different on the day the shot taken.

Thank you friends for your wonderful comments. :) I feel like RFF is my second home from the first day here. Great place for photo/camera lover.


Tell folks its a Leica M3 and now you are a pro. Great shots

At first I love M3 but can't find a nice one and I decided to go Retina IIIC which contain leaf shutter.
Thanks for a nice comment. :)

kitaanat
03-24-2010, 07:28
last...


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1237665547.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=103324&ppuser=23272)
bore
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Neopan 400
Location: Zentral World Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1240625230.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=105440&ppuser=23272)
preparing dinner
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Neopan 400
Location: Bang bua thong, Nonthaburi, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1244215822.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=108132&ppuser=23272)
a dancing gardener
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Neopan 400
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1252811413.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114657&ppuser=23272)
a nice shot
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Lucky 100 (2 stop push)
Location: Central World Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1221674752.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=92818&ppuser=23272)
game over
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm.
Fuji Neopan 400 (?)
Location: Indoor stadium Hua Mark, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1233680736.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=101009&ppuser=23272)
long life learning
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Rollei SuperPan 200
Location: MRTA subway, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1229158147.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=97864&ppuser=23272)
pool villa, a dream habitat
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Curtar Xenon 5.6/35mm
Fuji Neo Pan 400
Location: Rangsit, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1224921304.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=94914&ppuser=23272)
two
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Kodak Plus-X 125
Location: Bang Sue train station, Bangkok Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1217169742.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=89901&ppuser=23272)
To be enlighten
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Neopan 400 (?)
Location: Praprathom pagoda, Nakorn Prathom, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/medium/PralaBeach035.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=85073&ppuser=23272)
a perfect pair up
Kodak Retina IIIC
Retina Xenon C 50mm f2.0
Kodak Tri-X

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1244215816.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=108128&ppuser=23272)
the barricade
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Curtar Xenon 4/35mm
Fuji Neopan 400
Location: Silom rd. Bangkok Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1233771050.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=101069&ppuser=23272)
the last bus
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Rollei SuperPan 200
Location: Bangbuathong, Nonthaburi, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1233681081.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=101012&ppuser=23272)
on the line
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Rollei SuperPan 200
Location: MRTA Bang sue station, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1240239706.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=105209&ppuser=23272)
life after the sun set
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Fuji Neopan 400
Location: Walking Street, Pattaya, Thailand

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1225632109.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=95381&ppuser=23272)
coffee time
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Kodak Tri-X 400
Location: Secafredo Coffee, Silom Complex, Bangkok Thailand

(another 7 rolls need to cook)

t.s.k.
03-24-2010, 07:56
You've captured Bangkok quite nicely.

(another 7 rolls need to cook)

Lesson learned. I should shoot more way more than I have.

Warren T.
03-24-2010, 08:07
Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

--Warren

kitaanat
03-24-2010, 08:16
You've captured Bangkok quite nicely.

Lesson learned. I should shoot more way more than I have.

I got more subject to shoot after park my car, use subway and walk more. Thanks for visiting.

kitaanat
03-24-2010, 08:25
I dig the umbrellas and long exposures =)

I always try to shoot long exposure with my Kodak Retina.
This picture use 1 sec. shutter speed and very lucky that the other cars not yet arrived (only their head lamp that add worm light to the push cart). I put my camera on a hand rail and shoot.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1236359563.SEQ.0.jpg

other long exposure shot taken from 1/4-1/8 sec.

michaelbialecki
03-24-2010, 08:32
Excellent work Anat....you already know which photo of yours is my favorite.....nice to see some of your new work too.....when are you going to come over and check out my darkroom......

cheers, michael

rbiemer
03-24-2010, 08:40
Clearly you've spent your two years with the Retina well. These are all very good, my favorite two are "an empty seat" and "fragments behind"
Thanks for sharing all of these!
Rob

kitaanat
03-24-2010, 08:50
Excellent work Anat....you already know which photo of yours is my favorite.....nice to see some of your new work too.....when are you going to come over and check out my darkroom......

cheers, michael

Thanks, Michael. I'll soon visit your darkroom often :D

kitaanat
03-24-2010, 08:55
Clearly you've spent your two years with the Retina well. These are all very good, my favorite two are "an empty seat" and "fragments behind"
Thanks for sharing all of these!
Rob

I can't leave my home without a camera. When it is really hurry to go work sometime I forget to bring my camera with me but I decided to drive back to my room and take it : ) really crazy, I think.

Thanks for the comment

John Lawrence
03-24-2010, 09:06
Really nice and a change from the "typical" shots I see of Bangkok on Flickr, photosig etc.

Keep shooting and posting,

John

maggieo
03-24-2010, 09:20
Kitaanat, what a brilliant and beautiful set of frames!!! You have a wonderful eye for geometry and tones; your work and talent speaks volumes in your photographs.

Juan Valdenebro
03-24-2010, 09:36
It's been an adventure seeing your shots... They show how much pleasure your eyes feel...

Congratulations! Hope to see more before your second year...

Cheers,

Juan

PentHassyKon
03-24-2010, 09:54
I always try to shoot long exposure with my Kodak Retina.
This picture use 1 sec. shutter speed and very lucky that the other cars not yet arrived (only their head lamp that add worm light to the push cart). I put my camera on a hand rail and shoot.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1236359563.SEQ.0.jpg

other long exposure shot taken from 1/4-1/8 sec.

I have to say that all the shots are great but this one: WOW!
to get the man in the cart to be lit with a car's headlight and having the others cars' light trails - how decisive a moment can it be?

Ljós
03-24-2010, 10:22
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/23272/U23272I1233681520.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=101014&ppuser=23272)
Patpong : prepare their shop
Kodak Retina IIIC
Schneider Retina Xenon 2/50mm
Rollei Superpan 200
Location: Patpong, Bangkok, Thailand


I agree with the others: very well done! Happy anniversary! The picture above shows a very intriguing use of the Retina's lens: it has a 35mm, almost 28mm feel to it. So it goes to show that the "one lens approach" can cover quite some ground!

mani
03-24-2010, 13:57
I love the geometry of this (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=106370&ppuser=23272) shot!

j_sebastian
03-24-2010, 14:28
I really like your work...

Brian Sweeney
03-24-2010, 15:11
Very nice! You've really put that IIIC to good use. I see you have all the Aux lenses for it as well. Using those lenses requires real Retina dedication!

raid
03-24-2010, 15:22
Very nice indeed. You have a good sense for photography.

I have two broken Retinas,and since I still have lenses for such a camera, I need a camera.

ampguy
03-24-2010, 16:15
very nice. Thanks for sharing.

jonmanjiro
03-24-2010, 19:53
Excellent series. Thanks for posting these!

benmacphoto
03-24-2010, 20:04
Really great images.

Vic
03-24-2010, 21:04
Terrific stuff. Thanks very much!

kitaanat
03-25-2010, 03:58
Really nice and a change from the "typical" shots I see of Bangkok on Flickr, photosig etc.

Keep shooting and posting,

John

Kitaanat, what a brilliant and beautiful set of frames!!! You have a wonderful eye for geometry and tones; your work and talent speaks volumes in your photographs.

It's been an adventure seeing your shots... They show how much pleasure your eyes feel...

Congratulations! Hope to see more before your second year...

Cheers,

Juan

I'm glad you, my friends, like it. The camera I use have engraved a number on the back that may be id number of the previous owner. May be he help me take these shots too :D There are some rolls to develop and some need to scan. I'll upload more soon.

Thanks for your nice word which give me much energy to to and take more picture.

kitaanat
03-25-2010, 04:09
j_sebastian,mani,ampguy,jonmanjiro,benmacphoto,Vic
Thanks friends. I'm very happy you like it.

TWoK, Thank you very much. Your vision of Thailand are great and really inspire me.


Very nice! You've really put that IIIC to good use. I see you have all the Aux lenses for it as well. Using those lenses requires real Retina dedication!

Brian, you & Spider67 gave me some Retina IIIC info and that it's a very kind of you and all members here which I'll never forget. Thank you very much.


Very nice indeed. You have a good sense for photography.

I have two broken Retinas,and since I still have lenses for such a camera, I need a camera.

Thank you very much for your wonderful comment.
I love Retinas because its size and leaf shutter and it's another fine piece of German work which I can't put it down after the first time I found it.


My Kodak Retina IIIC and accessories.

The Schneider Retina Longar Xenon 4/80mm may come from different model of Retina which I noticed that the lens have older design and red delta mark. But the scale focus works correctly with it.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/3493913304_50df0e5a47.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/3493913304/)

kitaanat
03-25-2010, 04:45
I have to say that all the shots are great but this one: WOW!
to get the man in the cart to be lit with a car's headlight and having the others cars' light trails - how decisive a moment can it be?

It was about 8.30pm (i guess) that night. While I try to finish the test roll in my new Retina IIIc (small c) to check the internal light meter.

I took these pictures from both side of Silom road:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3552/3323145132_29e4c03147_m.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3591/3322316787_9734a2a196_m.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/3323488640_070cf55e4c_m.jpg

and I found the push cart came from left side. I felt excited and changed the camera setting quickly. The push cart came to the middle of the road. I waited (about 3-4 sec.) until the traffic light turn green and shoot. I think I'm very lucky that can took this picture because the second shot the motorcycle already appear. The chance is open for me about 10 second. If I failed to shoot I must sleepless for a week for sure. :)

kitaanat
03-25-2010, 05:03
I agree with the others: very well done! Happy anniversary! The picture above shows a very intriguing use of the Retina's lens: it has a 35mm, almost 28mm feel to it. So it goes to show that the "one lens approach" can cover quite some ground!

Thanks LJos, I usually use 50mm for almost 90% of my picture. I found that my eyes seem to have 50mm frame line :D. If I can have only 1 lens to go everywhere it will be 50mm. (my favorite focal lenght)

The Retina cam is a little bit complicate when using 35mm/80mm because it's range finder is designed for 50mm only. For 35/80 need to re-adjust the focus again before take a picture.

Ben B.
03-25-2010, 06:35
I really like your photos, and their titles! Especially "the fragments behind", "alone", "walk more" and "a challenge"... but they're all cohesives.

As Tony stated it, I also need to take more shots, but I already have too much film waiting to be developed/scanned/pp'd... :(

Still, it's another proof that we all should never leave our homes without a camera! That's exactly why I'm looking for a Mamiya RZ67... ;-)

Seriously though, your Retina is quite nice.

RichL
03-26-2010, 06:59
Wonderful work Kitaanat.

I admire a person that "sees a photo" and simply uses a camera to capture it :-).

steamer
03-26-2010, 07:13
Anat you are a talented guy, I enjoy your photos and follow you in Flickr, keep up the good work.

Spider67
03-26-2010, 07:24
Wonderful set. I love empty seat and the window cleaners!
Your IIIC is a great tool in very good hands

kitaanat
03-27-2010, 05:00
I really like your photos, and their titles! Especially "the fragments behind", "alone", "walk more" and "a challenge"... but they're all cohesives.

As Tony stated it, I also need to take more shots, but I already have too much film waiting to be developed/scanned/pp'd... :(

Still, it's another proof that we all should never leave our homes without a camera! That's exactly why I'm looking for a Mamiya RZ67... ;-)

Seriously though, your Retina is quite nice.

Thanks for the comment. Let's enjoy photography and don't leave home without a cam! Your arm will be stronger with that RZ67 :) Last year I found RZ67 body on clearance sale only $300 but I decided to go for Linhof Kardan E with the same amount.

victoriapio
03-27-2010, 05:11
I was not familiar with your work but I really like it.

I really like the first set the best - visually interesting and a wonderful eye for composition.

kitaanat
03-27-2010, 05:17
Wonderful work Kitaanat.

I admire a person that "sees a photo" and simply uses a camera to capture it :-).

The 50mm's field of view is very close to our eyes. I'm sure you'll feel the same way that 50mm lens is easy frame. I always practice to frame the picture with my eyes and because the film is costy that made me think before shoot. Once I've been in Seoul, Korea. I took to much shot when I was on a ferry in Han river and found that many pictures are too similar to eachother. After that I realise that I need to shoot less and think first. Thanks for comment.


Anat you are a talented guy, I enjoy your photos and follow you in Flickr, keep up the good work.

Thanks you. I'm very appreciate. I consume a little film (10-15 rolls a year) and may slowly update these day. I'll update my picture more often. ;)

kitaanat
03-27-2010, 05:21
Wonderful set. I love empty seat and the window cleaners!
Your IIIC is a great tool in very good hands

Spider67, Thank you for gave me many info about my Retina IIIC. I really like it.
again thanks you for your wonderful comment. I'll try to improve my work. :)

steveyork
03-27-2010, 05:31
These are some really nice shots. What was the scanner used to make them web accessible?

kitaanat
03-27-2010, 05:43
I was not familiar with your work but I really like it.

I really like the first set the best - visually interesting and a wonderful eye for composition.

The first 15 pictures is my favorite. If you notice, you'll found that many of my pictures was taken people from behind, I call "the 3rd person view" (same as computer games) in my first small exhibition in Bangkok last year. My picture will have these...

My photo changed after I got my Retina IIIC. The camera isn't easy to use at the first time but I try to learn to take photo with this camera faster and later I got many picture I like. I'll post some of my previous pictures soon.

Thanks for visiting and comment. I'll take more and will be post more soon.

edit:!

kitaanat
03-27-2010, 05:50
These are some really nice shots. What was the scanner used to make them web accessible?

I use Epson V700 at my office after work and it tooks aprox. 1 hour for a roll. The scan quality vary depends on my time. (Usually TIFF - 48 bit depth - 4800 dpi).

There are some color lab sponsored me all film scaning using their Frontier 360 the quality is also good and very close to the final print. (these pictures scan from Frontier 360 mini lab : the whisper, a challange)

Bryan Lee
04-10-2010, 01:45
Kitaanat, Great to see you have been working. Next time I'm in Bangkok we should get together for coffee. Send me your phone number and I will call you.

Thardy
04-10-2010, 01:59
Very nice photos, Kitaanat. I enjoyed them.

kitaanat
04-10-2010, 02:08
Kitaanat, Great to see you have been working. Next time I'm in Bangkok we should get together for coffee. Send me your phone number and I will call you.

Thanks Bryan that you introduce me to know this great board.

I met with nice RFF members who visit Bangkok or work here some time and
enjoyed talking photography together. If you come to Bangkok, we can met
and may be another meeting like last time that Michael's just made it.
(RFF Bangkok meet).


Very nice photos, Kitaanat. I enjoyed them.
Thanks friend. :) Let's enjoy taking photo and don't leave your home with out camera.

RichL
04-11-2010, 09:54
Keep the pictures coming and take care of your self, no photos from the middle of a protest :-)

kitaanat
04-11-2010, 10:05
Thank you very much RichL.

I feel so sad about the situation in my country.
I'm in the middle. Don't know how can I help.

I already take the photos both side of the protesters (yellow and red).
(still not finish the roll)

RichL
04-11-2010, 12:11
It is frustrating to see the good on both sides of the line and have no way to get others to see it doesn't have to be all one way or the other.

Perhaps you can find some people wearing both red and yellow clothing working or playing together for that unfinished roll. It probably won't solve any problems but at least it will document that there is a middle ground.

kitaanat
04-24-2010, 10:56
It is frustrating to see the good on both sides of the line and have no way to get others to see it doesn't have to be all one way or the other.

Perhaps you can find some people wearing both red and yellow clothing working or playing together for that unfinished roll. It probably won't solve any problems but at least it will document that there is a middle ground.

Thanks RichL, I've heard similar story from TV that they help to push someone's car out of a mudhole. One in front of the car, One at the back. It's a nice story and I hope everything will be fine.


I've upload some photos about this on my facebook here is the link : a color blind man (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2060494&id=1434923802)


kitaanat

Bingley
04-24-2010, 11:06
kitaanat -- I just noticed this thread and looked through all the photos. They're wonderful -- your photos have a distinctive look to them that I really like. Shows what talent and a nice 50 can do!

mathomas
04-24-2010, 11:28
Just goes to show the cost and sophistication of the camera has very little to do with the end result. It's all in the mind, hands, and eyes of the photographer.

This is very stirring and humbling work. Thanks for posting it!

RichL
04-25-2010, 09:15
Thanks RichL, I've heard similar story from TV that they help to push someone's car out of a mudhole. One in front of the car, One at the back. It's a nice story and I hope everything will be fine.


I've upload some photos about this on my facebook here is the link : a color blind man (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2060494&id=1434923802)


kitaanat

Hah! Very good. The first thing in my mind was "Wonder if they're reds or yellows? :)

ernstk
04-25-2010, 09:19
Great photos! Really liked them.

Ernst

filmfan
04-25-2010, 09:24
Great shots most definitely.

AgentX
04-25-2010, 10:15
Thanks for sharing! Fantastic stuff. And Retinas are cool cameras, not that I think your equipment is the point...

AgentX
04-25-2010, 10:24
Thanks for sharing! Fantastic stuff. And Retinas are cool cameras, not that I think your equipment is the point...

kitaanat
04-26-2010, 09:47
Hah! Very good. The first thing in my mind was "Wonder if they're reds or yellows? :)

They said that the red are in front of the car and the yellow in the back help to push his car out of a mud hole. In the recent Thai new year (water festival) I've been in Pattaya and saw that people enjoy the festival together no matter what color they are. :p

Cheers,

kitaanat

kitaanat
05-08-2010, 09:05
I got back again with new photos.
(the color pics below taken with an expired Fuji color 400)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4588912933_8b555f8a07.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/4588912933/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4588979267_39cb9aacc6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/4588979267/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4588913797_49f18a6c5b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/4588913797/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4588913325_ac5b2349aa.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/4588913325/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4597975787_0083952b8a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/4597975787/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4597904099_321a969f55.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/4597904099/)

SupachaiA
05-26-2010, 00:41
สวัสดีครับ ผมยู้เพื่อนไมเคิลนะครับที่ไปนัดเจอกันใน CTW จำได้มั้ย
สบายดีมั้ยครับ เพี่งจะเปิดมาเจอหน้าของพี่ในนี้ แจ๋วๆทั้งนั้น

Simply say I really admire you work too.
Got your pictures from CTW in my flickr it was before the incident.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yu5000/

Pickett Wilson
05-26-2010, 01:59
It goes to show that picking a camera and sticking with it can result in great photos. These photos couldn't have been better regardless of the camera that was used. I've had a Retina IIIc for many years and love it.

Really nice photos. Thanks for posting these.

kitaanat
05-26-2010, 07:42
Thank you friends for your nice comments.

Supachai, I thought about all of you friends and I always wish you all are safe. I'll visit your darkroom soon.

Pickett Wilson, At first, I choose Kodak Retina because size matter and I feel very comfortable when carry it all the time when I go out. I found later that the Xenon gave me nice pictures and the more I use, the more I familiar with it, the more favorite pictures taken. My Ricoh 500GX also gave me nice picture but I feel better shooting with Retina. : )

kitaanat
05-26-2010, 07:50
In my memory Central World


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4635056450_f9a9e8daaf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/4635056450/)
Ricoh 500GX


Central World Plaza the 3rd biggest shopping mall in the world was burned on May 19 during Thailand's political conflict 2010. These pictures will be in our memory forever.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4635056608_d932e0ce68.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/4635056608/)
Ricoh 500GX

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4635077948_c746ac14bb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/4635077948/)
Ricoh 500GX

Established since 1990 known as World Trade Center with 300,000 square meters and renovation was start in 2003 - 2007. The Central World ranked 2nd in South East Asia and 3rd in the world by its 550,000 square meters area.

This is a place for all of us when wondering around the city, a meeting place, a photo-shooting place, a relaxing place , a shopping mall and working place. I'll keep these pictures in my memory and wait for the whole new Central World to be open soon.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4638642974_8b1bfcdc0e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitaanat/4638642974/)
World Trade Center : 1996 Canon EOS 10QD EF 4.5-5.6/75-300mm IS Fuji Velvia 50

fotomeow
05-26-2010, 11:27
you and the Retina are a deadly combo, keep up the good work. FWIW, I like the photos more with the fuji acros/neopan, richer blacks, and more punch to the picture for me.
is sad what has been happening politically in Thailand. One thing we can do as photographers, is document, document, document, and educate.

kitaanat
05-27-2010, 09:25
Thanks fotomeow. Acros & Neopan are great but need to beware when developing. I sent to some labs and they do a great job but the last 3 rolls are very high contrast. I'm not sure they may change the technician or not but I'll start my develop soon after I've time to get a thermometer (everything are ready only wait for thermometer).

I agree with you about Thailand's situation in 2010. I've seen similar thing happen again and again since I was young. IMO they can avoid that but it seem like no one wants to use their rationality. I documented and hope one day some of my picture may have some effect on some politician or someone who will be the government in the future.

Power always a dangerous thing.

kitaanat,

35mmdelux
05-27-2010, 09:32
Tell folks its a Leica M3 and now you are a pro. Great shots

lol. great work -

FrankHarries
05-27-2010, 09:57
Your work shows: one definitely doesn't need a Leica to take great pictures!

kitaanat
08-19-2010, 08:29
35mmdelux, FrankHarries and all friends
thank you very much for stop by and comment.
I'm very appreciate. Let's take more photo. :)