Saturday, March 8, 2014
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Sunday, February 23, 2014
I have been staying in Whampoa Drive for most of my life and it's a pretty small housing estate area with a small bus interchange terminal, a not-so-active Community Center, two hawker centers (one opens in the day and the other in the night where a number of food stalls selling good food) and a wet market, where all are just a couple of blocks away from my place.
If one looks closely and observe well, one can discover a number of interesting things in this small neighborhood. Well, in my case, I noticed this small little slanted tree, shown above, during my bus trip from Toa Payoh towards the bus-stop where I would alight. And I thought to myself "how come I've never seen this tree before?". So this morning with warm morning sunlight shining upon this open field where the tree is rooted right next to St. Michael bus interchange terminal. I walked there and made a few shots with my Seagull 205 RF as well as with my Samsung S3 mobile phone camera.
More pictures to show after the jump.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
|Snowman by the Red Altar|
I posted the same image on my Facebook page with post and 16x9 pano crop in Snapseed app. Resized in Photo Editor for easy online post. However I did another proper post-process and cropping in Photoshop CS5 and this is what you see above.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
It's been a long time since I last loaded a 120 medium format roll film into my WOCA 120G plastic toy camera, which is similar to my HOLGA 120GN as shown above. The last time I uses my HOLGA was in 2012, which I was taking some shots of an old school playground which had long been demolished. The results from that outing was pretty bad I must admit. I believe it got to do with the overcast weather on that day. Despite of the 2 lighting modes - Cloudy (f/13) and Sunny (f/20), a shutter speed of approximately 1/100 second and a mounted flash light, these plastic toy cameras still require a large amount of sun light to make a proper exposure. With that said, choosing the right film speed is important too.
I really like these two new models over those other fanciful models, mainly because the lenses are made of glass. The lens on the original Holga 120S (which I used to own one) is plastic. Well you'll see the results from WOCA 120G after the jump.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
|Old Gentleman On Reading...|
During my Penang trip last December, a local friend brought me and my friends to Penang's popular hang out place for local artists and many expatriates and tourists likewise. The place is called ChinaHouse.
It's cosy and has a good atmospheric decors. We walked through from a pub, which is the back part of ChinaHouse, to the main front cafe, and in between it's this nice quiet garden with red strips of fabric hanging on the surrounding trees and a miniature house placed on the edge of a pond (as shown below).
In the garden, sat an old gentleman who was enjoying his book until we came along and disturbed his peace and pleasure which I believe he found it annoying. He had the whole garden for himself. Anyway he carried on his reading.
As the saying goes "At the right place at the right time." Everything came into place as the lighting was great and I took a few shots of the quiet wall-mannered gentleman who was so engrossed in his reading that he didn't know I was taking his photographs.
Seagull 205 RF on FujiFilm Neopan 400. Developed on Kodak D76 1:1 for 500 seconds. Scanned on Epson V700 with tonality adjustment and cropping in post.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
|Kek Lok Si|
While visiting the famous Chinese temple in Penang, Kek Lok Si (极乐寺), I was wondering around and in hope there's an interesting subject set against this colorful temple. In my mind's eye, I pre-visualised a monk or nun is sweeping in the yard. Well it turned out that an old civilian man came down from the stairs and started sweeping. Without hesitation, I took a few frames and this is the best shot.
Nikon FM10 on Tamron 17-35mm | Kodak Portra 400 color negative | Developed and scanned at Whampoa Kodak Colour Centre, along Balestier Road. No further color adjustment and cropping in post. Below is a monochrome conversion for a different visual effect. I think the color version works great.
Monday, December 30, 2013
|Three Burmese Monks|
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
|Lorry Passing Through|
Seagull 205 RF on FujiFilm Neopan 400. Developed on Kodak D76 1:1 for 500 seconds. Scanned on Epson V700 with tonality adjustment in post without crop.
Monday, December 23, 2013
|Santa and 4 Little "Christmas Elves"|
Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas everyone! Here's an early Christmas greeting from me with this image of four "Christmas elves" rushing Christmas gifts delivery for Santa Claus. Hope you like this street photo. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year! May all prosper in 2014!
Seagull 205 RF on Kodak Tri-X 400. Developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 456 seconds and scanned on Epson V700 with cropping and tonality adjustment in post followed by digitally hand-coloring.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Guard by the "Bitch" (Beach) - pun intended
Seagull 205 RF on FujiFilm Neopan 400. Developed in Kodak D76 1:1 for 500 seconds and scanned on Epson V700 with cropping and tonality adjustment in post.
|Last Wash at Old Stadium|
Saturday, December 14, 2013
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Saturday, November 9, 2013
Made with Seagull 205 RF on Kodak Tri-X 400 and developed in 1+1 Kodak D76 for 480 seconds. Negative scanned on Epson V700 with tonal adjustment in post.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
In a recent blog, I mentioed about photographing with Kodak Portra 400 and I did my first roll, not on my rangefinder nor swing lens camera, but instead on a plastic toy camera, Vivitar PN2011. A compact point-and;-shoot camera with fixed focal length (aka focus free) of 28mm, wide angle plastic lens and fixed setting of aperture at f-stop 8.0 with fixed shutter speed of 1/125 second.
Make the jump to check out the color images.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Two hours to local Hindu's festival, Deepavali or Diwali, popularly known as the 'festival of light'. I took the above picture last year, with my Nikon D70s on a wide angle lens. Post in Photoshop.
Though it's not the typical colorful photo of the lighting decors along Serangoon Road, I prefer to show case this one with human subjects. Close to daily life activities; more organic
I hereby wish all my Indian friends a Happy Deepavali Day.
I hereby wish all my Indian friends a Happy Deepavali Day.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Nikon FM10 with wide angle lens on Kodak Tri-X 400. Developed in 1+1 Kodak D76 for 540 seconds. Negative scanned on Epson V700 with cropping and tonal adjustment in post using Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro 2..