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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Singapore Night Hunt 2014


Yes Singapore Night Hunt 2014 is coming soon. The event date is stated on SIPF (Singapore International Photography Festival 2014) website, as shown in the screenshot above.

Four years since their very first night photography marathon in November 2010 which I took part and won 3rd prize for one of the four themes, Starry Starry Night. Yes I wrote about this event and my winning here.

This year SIPF organizer did not put up any event poster to promote but instead through their data base of past participants' email addresses (I think) with which they sent out invitation to them for participation. Well participants can gather like-minded friends to take part together. I can't remember if there was a registration fee for Night Hunt 2010, but I believe there was and probably wasn't as much as this year's fee of SGD$30 + SGD$2 online fee. Maybe slightly higher. Well, anyway I'm taking part and I feel excited about it. Really looking forward to the photo themes/challenges.

So if any of you readers who are keen to take part, you can register online here. Hurry! Only 19 tickets left! (At the time of posting this blog).

If you want to join me, you are welcome to contact me and we can meet up on that night. So I wish you guys good luck and hope to see you there on 15 November, Saturday. Cheers!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Grass Trails

Grass Trails
© 2005 Martin Liew Photography
Grass trails left by the lawn mower in a northern residential park. Somehow the trails formed an interesting patterns that spoke to me. The trail lines lead the viewers' eyes to the tree on the upper left frame and then right across to the lamp and more trees on the right side, finally coming back to the foreground. The overall ambient illuminated by the lamp and a hidden one behind the tree on the far right, created such beautiful night scenery and atmosphere that revealed textures from the tree leaves and grasses, that I couldn't resist in making this photograph with my Shanghai TLR. Kodak TMAX 400 was exposed for 220 seconds. Negative was scanned on Epson V700 with post-process in Photoshop.