Saturday, August 26, 2017

This Used To Be My Playground serial – PEACE Tank playground (2017)

This is one of the many newly designed playground equipments built in the modern city of Singapore. I came to know about it while doing some research on the internet and I find it pretty interesting and decided to make night photographs of it. 

This playground is located in the west region of Singapore and it's not too hard to find it. Like any other playgrounds, it's situated right in the Housing Estate residential neighborhood where children love to play at and probably a favorite haunting spot for group of young teens hanging out in the wee hours.

The Tank poses many lighting challenges but it was still fun and leaves plenty of room for creativity. I spent a great deal of time lighting it at various angles and it may sounds tedious but the end results make all the efforts worthwhile.

Make the jump to see the fruits of my labor.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

This Used To Be My Playground serial – Dinosaur Fossil playground (2017)

Last weekend I traveled north to a large playground where there's an interesting playground equipment in the form of a dinosaur fossil bones, as shown above. As I reached there quite early at around 9:30PM, there were little children running about playing at the playground. So I waited for an hour plus until all parents brought their children back home to rest.

Make the jump to see two of my most favorite night photographs to date.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

This Used To Be My Playground serial – Abstract Animals playground (2017)

What does this odd-shaped structure look like to you? This is neither a statue nor any artistic sculpture. Well, it does look like one but it is meant for little children. Its abstract form resembles that of a bird or a duck or some sort. Actually it's part of a small scale old-school playground equipment, along with 2 more other abstract animals. Make the jump to find out more.

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 this blog as well as on my website.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Cross Path – a Night Cinemagraph

Last week I took another trip to this location near Chinatown, on an overhead bridge, where I was trying to create the above night cinemagraph. I was there in mid December 2016 where I made some nautical twilight photos for my project, Not Quite Night, of the same photo title.

Days after making those photos, an idea came into my mind on creating cinemagraphs at night. I wrote down some interesting ideas on my digital notebook, Evernote. It's 6 months now and finally I got the chance to create one using my iPhone 6 Plus. I know it's not the best tool to do video with its quality limitations but for a start-up, I think it's good enough. Previously I've created Everlasting Heinken – my very first cinemagraph, with my iPhone too.

For Cross Path cinemagraph, I spent more time to process it and refine it than the first one, and in the end the result pays off. I would continue trying to think more new interesting ideas and create more in the near future.

Thanks for reading my blog. Hope you enjoy viewing my cinemagraphs. If you like my work, do subscribe my blog to get updates on my night photography projects and new work.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Night Street Photo – Trishaw Workshop

I took a stroll along Joo Chiat Road last week and came across this trishaw repair shop. I believe this elderly man is the shop owner and he seen to be exhausted after a hard day's work. Head bowed with opened arms on knees and sighed. It was 8:30PM (SST) when I made this environmental portrait.

To show some close-up details of his working environment, I decided to do a 16x9 vertical panorama crop as shown below.

Photo info: Apple iPhone 6 Plus on Camera+ app and post processed in Snapseed. Black & white conversion in Photoshop using Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2.

Sunday, March 12, 2017