Photographer's Note

Philip Coggan (I wish he would start posting here again) is fond of saying photos should be of "someone doing something". Simple advice and I think he is right. Well, for the tricycle drivers of Luang Prabang, this is exactly what they do for large portions of the day. They lie back in the shade of their canopy and wait for another customer.

Actually, they also provide a legal service too. Name changes come free from these guys, so long as you want to be known as Mr. Waterfall. All of them have the same sales pitch, "Hey, Mister, Waterfall".
Should you be pleased enough with your present moniker, they will also take you to the waterfalls outside the city.

I just souped this the other day. I have been really nervous to actually develop the Scala, for a number of reasons. First, it is horridly expensive, I think I paid $12 or $14cdn for each roll I bought. Second, it is actually designed as a black and white positive, not a negative to be dunked at home. Unfortunately, there are only a very few labs in the world that do the processing and as AGFA is gone, the film is disco'd and the world moves on, that number will only shrink. Anyways, I finally worked up the nerve to put it into Rodinal and I have to say that I LOVE this film. It is just the best b&w film I have come across in my limited experience, even processing it as a neg. If I come across more, I will actually gamble and send it to the states to be properly processed.

I am guessing the lens was my 35mm, as that is what I usually had on my film camera. Looks more like my 28mm though. Not that it really matters.

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