Shot on Lomography Color Negative 100 at EI 100,
Color negative film in 35mm format,
CONTAX AX, Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm f/2.8

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  1. I’ve enjoyed this series by EM but I concur with Michael on this one. It’s a context-free image, a splash of color and a round thing on a stick. Translation of the caption suggests “hand bell” which at least supports ‘chime’ but isn’t helping me make sense of what I see. There’s a purity in viewing an image for its composition alone, but this one descends to abstraction, and a brief discussion to could provide context to help the mind make sense of it.

    1. In reply to both you and Michael: this may not be 100% clear but this is not part of a series, per say. These single images are and always have been context free examples of my own photography. They have been fewer in number in recent years due to other pressures but I am making time for them again. There are already ~1,000 other single images made by me posted here on EMULSIVE

      You’ll continue to see 1-2 per week, with the only information being the film, the camera and pertinent technical data. I hope that helps clear things up.

      Regarding this image it is indeed a handbell. It was being held by a Buddhist monk who was walking through a day market ringing it in time with their steps. The English title “chime” comes from a direct translation of the Chinese word for the item. What with this photo having been taken in the Far East, it seems respectful and appropriate to call it by its name here.

  2. I love the five frames format (so much I even contributed myself) but these daily digest articles seem to include just one photo and little or no text. Am I missing a link to an interesting article? Anyway if they are what they seem to be I am not keen on them. One photo would be OK if it included some interesting facts about the subject or observations about the film or camera or lens.