a pleasure-hunting monkey.
It was a sudden decision to drive my car from downtown Jakarta to Museum Taman Prasasti in Tanah Abang area, Central Jakarta. Maybe it is a part of our interest to visit the cemetery or graveyard. That time I only took Pentax Espio 145 M Super, a pocket or point and shoot 35mm film camera, with Lomography Color Negative ISO 400 film inside.
Recently I mostly used this Pentax Espio 145 M Super as my main point and shoot camera. It is very light even it shaped like mini loaf. Since the camera featured with the zoom technology, I always use the widest focal length of the lens to get the sharpest image.
Museum Taman Prasasti, you can say it Museum of Memorial Stone Park, is formerly a cemetery during the Dutch colonial era in Indonesia. People who finally rested there are mostly from the noble Dutch family in that era. One of Indonesians that buried there is Soe Hok Gie.
Anyway, as it is a graveyard from the Dutch colonial era, there are so many gravestone with the touch of clasdic culture, such as the bigger gravestones, the statues of angels or the statues of Jesus. They are all surrounded by the trees and made it looks more like a park than a graveyard or a museum.
I love the photographs I took at this museum using Pentax Espio 145 M Super with Lomography Color Negative ISO 400 film. As we came there around 3p.m., I think we got the best light effect from the sun and the surrounded tree.
I feel some magical effect on some of the photographs. Despites the light shadow and light ambience, this film gave a bit greyish tone to them. I can see it at the photographs with the old statue of angel or Jesus. Meanwhile, that tone made the light of the sun touching the ground becomes not too orange or golden. Glad to have Indah to be an accidental model to this visit to Museum Taman Prasasti.
*This film is developed and scanned by Soup ‘N Film.
Good point. It looks more like a park than a museum. But, the calmness and the silence of the museum still make it feels like a graveyard :)) Too bad they don’t have benches in the park for visitors to relax.
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Good idea! I would love to spend more time to sit around the museum/park.