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Glebe Street Fair 2012

The 18th Nov was a special day for me as I visited Glebe Street Fair for the first time and also first ever I shot with Kodak Tri-X 400. Without a single doubt I fell in love with both.
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One thing you need to know before you head to Glebe Street Fair is that it's really crowded. It may not be very clear on the photo, but she is taking a photo of Glebe Point Rd that is packed with the crowd, river of people flowing on the street. More people means more interesting stuffs to look for, so it's good for me!
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Festival Smile
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The band was seriously rocking the little ladies :) Great vibe of the day and it looked very cute. Rock n Roll babe Rock n Roll~!
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One Honney
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Gazing ...
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Then, there was a samba parade in the middle of Glebe Point Rd. It looked good (obviously) but I wasn't very good at focusing. Oh dear, this is the time you definitely don't wanna miss :) Thankfully even after my clumsy manual focusing manouver, I could save some shots. Zone focusing next time for sure.
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All the images were taken with Olympus OM10 with Kodak Tri-X 400.

After I got the scanned images of the first Tri-x roll, it was just wow ... Probably this is the one of the oldest film has been around and I could see why. The grain, texture, contrast and tone of the image. I just fell in love with it. I made a bulk order of Tri-x 400, and I can see myself shooting this film for some time.

You can find my processing recipe here.

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