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  • Writer's pictureDean Gagliardi

Peng Chau Island - Nikon F3HP (Kodak Ektar 100 & Kodak Portra 400)

Updated: Sep 27, 2021


Date - November 21, 2020

Camera - Nikon F3HP & Sekonic L-308X-U Light Meter.

Lenses - Nikkor-N.C 24/2.8, Nikkor-O 35/2, Nikkor-S.C 55/1.2, Nikkor-H.C 85/1.8 & Nikkor-P.C 105/2.5

Filters - B+W Graduated Neutral Density, Heliopan Circular Polariser, B+W Neutral Density

Film - Kodak Ektar 100 & Kodak Portra 400

Developed @ - "Dotwell" PhotoLab

Scanner - Nikon V-ED

Software - Vuescan / NegativeLabPro / Photoshop / Lightroom

Location - Hong Kong (Peng Chau Island)

Comment - Some shots from our day trip on Peng Chau Island.

Peng Chau is a small island located NE of Lantau Island and only a 35-minute ferry ride from central. Hard to imagine, but at one point there were over 100 factories on this small island including the production of matchsticks, light bulbs and ceramics. There was even a lime kiln here. That was before, like everywhere else on the planet, people's jobs were handed over to china 🧐. The population has now dwindled to around 5,000 people.

Even so, Peng Chau seems to be doing OK for itself with plenty of tourism, a small fishing industry and lots of nice F&B outlets. A very cool little island to spend a day on.

I tried some Kodak Ektar 100 again and not much has changed: lots of reddy-brown colour casts. I am getting better in dealing with the colour casts in post though, and these look a lot better than some of my past efforts. I still prefer Portra 400, but it's good to mix it up sometimes.

Jackie Soaking up the Sun.

Click to enlarge.

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