Bride’s Pool (Chinese: 新娘潭) is a stream pool with several waterfalls in northeastern New Territories, Hong Kong near Tai Mei Tuk. Mirror Pool is also located nearby.
Legend and namesake:
Legend has it that a bride was being carried in a sedan by four porters on her way to meet her groom in stormy weather. As they passed the pool, one of the porters slipped and the bride fell into the pool and drowned. Therefore, the pool was named Bride’s Pool in memory of the bride.
I am using medium format black and white film this time, to capture the mood of flowing water. The photos are taken with shutter speed of 15 sec to 1 min, of course with ND 6 stops filter added.
The film is Ilford Delta 100 and the exposure is determined by Sekonic L858D spot meter mode. I meter the dark rock for Zone II to III and the highlight of the water fall to be at Zone VII. I processed 2 rolls of 120 at the same time using a stainless steel tank by T Max developer 1:4 at 20C for 9’30”, with 5 inversions every 30 seconds.
The camera and lenses are Hasselblad 905SWC, 501C/M with CB80/2.8 and CFi150/4.