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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Street Photo - Shadow Mapping 3

Shadow Mapping 3
Made with Vivitar PN2011 on Kodak Tri-X 400 and developed 1+1 on Kodak D76 for 585 secs. Negative scanned on Epson V700 with minor crop and contrast adjustment in post.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Street Photo - Shadow Mapping 2

Shadow Mapping 2
Made with Vivitar PN2011 on Kodak Tri-X 400 and developed 1+1 in Kodak D76 for 585 secs. Negative scanned on Epson V700 with minor contrast adjustment in post.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Street Photo - Sense of Scale

Sense of Scale
Made with Vivitar PN2011 point-n-shoot plastic camera on Kodak Tri-X 400 and developed in 1+1 Kodak D76 for 585 secs. Negative is scanned on Epson V700 with minor crop.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Street Photo - Happy Little Girl

Happy Little Girl
A sweet little girl happily chasing after a pigeon along the sidewalk outside Ngee Ann City as she indulged herself in her happy carefree world with her arms wide open, as if to say "I believe I can fly." Such innocence moment which I was able to capture at the right place at the right time, certainly made my day.

What I like about this shot is the captured momentum of the happy girl in running motion along with the pigeon's strolling motion. The girl seems to be standing on one leg as she changed her running direction towards the little bird and simultaneously the pigeon's left leg stretched out to move forward. Does this shot considered to be a "decisive moment"? It's opened for interpretation. Personally I consider this to be my best shot by far.

Made with Seagull 205 rangefinder camera on Kodak Tri-X 400 and developed in Kodak D76 for 500 seconds. Negative scanned on Epson V700. Dodge and burn and cropped in post.

NEW UPDATE!

As I posted this blog on my Facebook page, I noticed the square thumbnail preview image and it occurs to me that a square crop format is more defined and focused. So I cropped it and here it is.


Frankly speaking, I wouldn't be able to make this shot with a TLR camera unless I anticipated and set myself in a vantage spot, ready to press the shutter when the girl runs into the frame. Well, you see, street photography is a difficult genre as things change and unfold unpredictably before you in a blink of an eye. That's the challenging and fun part and it's a skill to be learnt and practiced.

I'm still keen in TLR street photography as well as panorama format. I will keep shooting and practicing and learning.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Street Photo - Restless People


A group of people gathering outside an Indian restaurant to watch pilgrims and devouts walking along Serangoon Road on Thaipusam Day.. They all look restless with one man covering his mouth as he yawned. The older woman on the foreground left hand side, looked dazed with her eyes looking blankly in the air. The younger woman on the right side with her arms crossed, perhaps implying that she was bored.

It's always interesting to capture the every day life moments of people with different expressions while interacting. This is perhaps one of those mundane moments which may or may not happen again.

Made with Seagull 205 rangefinder camera on Kodak Tri-X 400 and developed in Kodak D76 for 500 seconds. Negative scanned on Epson V700 and minor adjustments in post.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Street Photo - Haircare Salesman


I don't know how to put it for this street photo. A middle-aged salesman found sleeping on his own bike along a busy street outside Mustafa shopping center. As seen here, a banner was put up on a fence on which promoting his hair care products. Quirky and weird. Even two Caucasian tourists found it strange.

Seagull 205 rangefinder camera on Kodak Tri-X 400. Developed in Kodak D76 for 500 seconds and scanned on Epson V700. Minor contrast adjustments and cropping in Photoshop.