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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Street Photo – Little Balloon


Street Photo – decisivE Moment


Saw this person running in fancy gestures, so I thought it would be interesting to take continuous shots of her and hope to get one acceptable shot, but somehow only one shot was captured. At first look on the LCD screen, the photo looks kind of uninteresting as her body posture looks like walking instead of running. Then I zoomed in on her feet and found that both feet are off the ground. On closer look on her chubby face, her facial expression shows she was rushing for something as her right hand was holding a piece of paper which I couldn't make up what it was.

So I decided to crop this photo for a portrait orientation and titled it decisivE Moment with the last alphabet letter 'E' in capital because of that letter 'E' on her top.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Street Photo – Incognito Mode

RICOH GR II – f/5.6 1/2000 sec. -0.3EV ISO 200
Color DNG post-processed in Photoshop Camera RAW and
converted to black and white in Silver Efex Pro 2

Street Photo – Teens Excitement

RICOH GR II – f/3.5 1/60 sec. -0.3EV ISO 400
Color DNG post-processed in Photoshop Camera RAW and
converted to black and white in Silver Efex Pro 2

Street Photo – In The Shade

RICOH GR II – f/5.6 1/1500 sec. -0.3EV ISO 400
Color DNG post-processed in Photoshop Camera RAW and
converted to black and white in Silver Efex Pro 2

Street Photo – Untitled

RICOH GR II – f/5.6 1/350 sec. -0.3EV ISO 400
Color DNG post-processed in Photoshop Camera RAW and
converted to black and white in Silver Efex Pro 2

My New RICOH GR II

Two weeks ago, I got my hands on a new toy – RICOH GR II. Yes the most favourite compact point-n-shoot digital camera beloved by many street photographers. The main reason for getting this camera is that I want a small and unobtrusive camera for daily street shootings and to take up the task of shooting for my Not Quite Night project.


This camera is so light in weigh and yet feels so solid good on my palm. Its ergonomic design on the hand grip is comfortable and the furnishing is pretty nice too. I'm not doing a review here as there are many rave reviews on the internet and Youtube. After recharging the camera battery for 3.5 hours, I was so juiced up and hit the streets in the late evening for some low light shootings. Like a beginner with his first camera, I shot almost anything that caught my attention. Well, 99% of the street photos are failures and I'm still learning to master the shooting techniques as I'm used to shoot cameras with viewfinder. Two weeks later today, I never leave home without my GR II. I'm still learning and begin to get the hang out of it.

Below are a mixture of photos I made in the day and in low light condition. I must admit I really like this palm-size compact point-n-shoot camera. Make the jump to view them.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Street Photo – Wilted Out


I was sitting at a bus stop waiting for my bus when I saw this wilted leaf by my feet. So I took out my iPhone and made this shot on Camera+ app and post-processed it in Snapseed and Adobe Lightroom mobile app. Added warmth tone to near sepia for more depth and 3D effect. The warm tone certainly is ideal and appropriate for the wilted state of the leaf.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Abstract Animals Playground – a trailer


A sneak trailer on one of the oldest playgrounds in Singapore. A new set of night photographs will be released soon on my night photography blog as well as on my website.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Street Photo - Recess Time

 

A Chinese worker seen here having his recess time, engrossed in his mobile phone. Most probably he's in touch with his loved ones in his homeland.


I love the color contrast of his grey shaded uniform set against the beautiful blue wall. The tonality between the kern and the ground are in great contrast too. All the elements fall into place that make this street photograph looks simple and eye-catching. Below is a black and white conversion, which looks much more pleasing. More visually impact.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Street Photo - Singularity


I walked past an underpass entrance this morning and saw this beautiful morning light that hit on the glass shield and escalator with casted trees shadow. Then this old man came by...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Night Street – Shadow in the Light


Apple iPhone 6 Plus on default mode and post-processed in Snapseed in 16:9 vertical crop.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Street photo - PLANET

Beautifully balanced on a languid arm of a sleeping boy child, this seven ton, 383cm by 353cm by 926cm bronze cast sculpture floats like a heavenly body above a verdant earth. Renowned sculptor Marc Quinn (b. 1964) created this work in a depiction of his infant son, Lucas Quinn deploys an assortment of materials and techniques to explore nature under human influence in themes that include the changing human body and the dual meanings of human life, between spiritual and physical surface and depth,cerebral and sexual. This piece is the second of three editions, and is gifted for permanent display in the Garden by the Bay.

Photo info:
Captured with an Apple iPhone 6 Plus on default mode. Post-processed in Snapseed and Color Efex Pro 4 in Photoshop CS6.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

LAST DAYS of the SUNGEI ROAD THIEVES' MARKET


Today I would like to share with you on a humble collection of street photographs I made of the Thieves' Market in Sungei Road. Coming 2017, this flea market has to make way for the new Jalan Besar MRT station which will be due completion soon. No exact date is announced by National Environment Agency (NEA) at the moment of posting this blog.

Make the jump to view the last glory days of the flea market scenes.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Modern Day Coolie


A trip to Huang Long, Sichuan, China in mid-October, and I spotted this modern day coolie; a middle-aged man in his 50s, along with 4 others were carrying loads of goods weighed at about 80kg or more. They were walking along the street towards Huang Long National Park. I think they were delivering stocks to stalls located in the mountain with height above sea level at more than 3000m. With no proper mode of transport to deliver up to the mountain, and at high air pressure with thin oxygen level, these men are more fitter than you and me. It's pretty tough task actually for an average man, but you just gotta respect them for their perseverance and strong determination, all because to make a living.