Around Singapore #4

Well this was something different. I keep deviating from the original purpose of this photo series but I think this set of photos still keeps to the same spirit. After visiting the Vintage Camera Museum in Arab Street, I walked around a bit and shot the following. I say it is different because I was practicing my zone focusing, shooting at F8. Most of the pictures (except the textiles) were shot at F8 with the hyperfocal distance scale set to 3m. It worked a charm for what i was shooting, and I have come to appreciate manual focus hyperfocal distance scales. It meant I didn’t need to constantly reset my Autofocus point on the camera, which enabled me to shoot quickly and fuss-free. Enjoy the photos!

Below is one of my favourite shots of the photoshoot. I tried a new method of shooting from the ground up which meant i did have to squat and get my camera a little dirty, but it was definitely worth it.

Below was a rather fast “snapshot” you could say. I really like how the mural and the trees are in one frame, making it look like the murals are part of the trees behind. I left this in colour because of how colourful the mural and the trees are.

Another mural. I did take a street photo of this with a guy walking by but the guy was lost in the mural thus I did not bother to post that shot here.

Now back to the monochrome work. This shot was meant to encapsulate the back alley in contrast to the buildings and the spiral staircase behind. I did wish I had a ever to slightly wider lens to capture more of the building but I do think the spiral staircase works well in this photo.

I’m not a huge fan of this shot, but the more you look at it the more you start noticing things, like the people on the left and right and the car going down the lane.

This shot was quite nice if I may so myself. I only wished the black car on the left wasn’t there, but overall the juxtaposition between the blue car and the green plants, as well as the white shophouse is quite strong.

Textiles

The following shots were taken in a Batik shop. [Batik is an Indonesian technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to the whole cloth. This technique originated from the island of Java, Indonesia. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap.]*

Most of the photos were taken at F1.8, to achieve the thin depth of field, as well as to increase my shutter speed due to the lack of light indoors.

Other photos

Below are some photos not shown above, but I love anyways. Thanks for reading!

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batik

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