Saturday, February 16, 2008

Jaunts

Received a harangue from kittystar at winebar on friday night for dare visiting clubsnap.

I was trying to explain that my current macro interest was to teach myself the technical aspects of photography so that as a style (if any) does develop, it can do so with a foundation instead of in tandem.

Ok, that made more sense with a vodka ribena in hand. And I cannot beat her eye for great composition and mood creation.

Like how I replied to an anonymous (haha, you know who you are) commentator some time ago, I merely depressed the shutter-release when things were in focus. Everybody with the correct equipment can capture that. see here.

So after a hearty breakfast with auntie, went around the same place I was last week.


Not a very good start but, I still like how this pic turned out.
reach



Then saw this reflection off the polished tiles of a building. The heavy line down from upper right to the middle is on the building itself. I don't photoshop. Yet.
This picture started me on a "Twins" search today. Didn't materialise of course.
twin



Don't you think there is a missing part in this picture? It's almost symmetrical and asymmetrical at the same time.
missing


I decided to focus on just the sheltered walkway. Looks like a leave.
leaf

I thought this was interesting as well. For two reasons. It is not typical for the lock to be above the handle right? And also, it's very obvious which knob is used more often.
door


Details on a baroque-esque tile. Last "Twins' photo. No, no Gillian Chung.
flowerdetail


Lollipop in the city. And this picture attracted the attention of the security guards ("Oh, you not taking picture of our building? Ok, ok, you can take. Take." - whatever....)
lollipop


I like this shot, kinda. So very pretentious. Yay-ness.
newspaper


Wowee Zowee! Word play even while keeping a keen eye out for composition. "In Groom"
ingroom

Thumbnails of tiles.
1flower2
1flower
6flowers

8 comments:

blauereiter said...

Haha...what's the problem with visiting clubsnap again ?

Just out of curiosity...what got you started on photography by the way ? :]

.::: .: :.:. :.: ... ::: :. .::. .: :. ::. said...

i'll let kittystar to explain about clubsnap...hahaha....eh, please, no clawing.

what got me started? dunno? i'll get back to you...

Mark said...

hey just to let you know i've moved to a new home. it is at: http://marksadventures.wordpress.com

cheers!

Anonymous said...

As promised, I'm commenting. Wat an obliging fan I am! :-P Altho a "known anonymous" seems like an oxymoron. Should I let slip my real identity here? *grin*

Nice photos once again! Keep them coming! :)

.::: .: :.:. :.: ... ::: :. .::. .: :. ::. said...

ok mark, got you on my bloglines.

anonymous: as Joe Cocker might put it, "Baby, you can leave your hat on"

kittyStar said...

i love clubsnap for all the right reasons. Muacks!

.::: .: :.:. :.: ... ::: :. .::. .: :. ::. said...

The high priestess has spoken!

blauereiter: I think we will both agree that _some_ of the people leaving comments on clubsnap sometimes resemble spammers and flamers. Oddly, when it comes to portraiture, they seemed more interested in the girl's come-hither looks than anything else.

I like clubsnap - for all intents and purposes of which are my own.

blauereiter said...

I recommend nikonians.org, pretty resourceful forums there. kenrockwell.com is also a quite useful sometimes, of course you don't have to agree to what the guy says.