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


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...