Monday, December 5, 2011

Cease to Exist

To live life happily, we needs distraction so as we can turn a blind eye away from the imperfection of our lives.

To see clearly from now on, I am on my way in ridding all my distractions..

This is one of them...

This is the last blog post of FarBird

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Anchorvale Park Macro 18th Nov 2011

This park near to Anchorvale Street is actually known as "Sengkang Riverside Park" and it is just opposite the Sengkang Sports and Recreation Center.

Met with new macro enthusiast cum reservist mate, Elwyn Ng, at this park and we went shooting bugs.

I am quite satisfied with my current lighting setup with this shoot.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Anchorvale Park

Brought my family out for a swim at Anchorvale Swimming Complex and saw that there was a quiet park nearby and I went there later in the wee hours for a macro shoot.

Sengkang Redux 29 Oct 2011

Combined both the Sengkang river macro shoots and picked out the best ones...

Last Day of Melbourne trip at Victoria's Market

Our last day of the Melbourne trip brought us to the Queen Victoria's Market.

We didn't buy much here as it was mostly imported goods from China, Vietnam, etc and the stalls were mostly tended to by Asians...

Nonetheless, these were what I found there.

Isabel and her new hat, in glorious technicolor "Pink"

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road

It was a long drive along the Great Ocean Road before it lead us to the 12 Apostles.

An old man pondered over the distance we had to drive in order to see rocks...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Solo Macro along SengKang River 16 Oct 2011

I always wondered when I drive towards Sengkang along TPE.

How to access the river that TPE cuts across?

I can always see street lamps along the foot path along the river bank.

So late Saturday night/ Sunday morning, I made my way towards Sengkang.

Managed to capture some good macro shots despite the flash extension cable mounting failed on me.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mrs Neo and Miss Neo

My ladies of the house are always forced to pose for my camera....

Though they always complain of me constantly asking them to pose, they never reject my request.
If you think they look nice in the pictures I took, click on the "like" button below, so that my 2 ladies of the house will know.

Isabel Portrait at East Coast Park

My precious dotter
She has such a sweet smile...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Old man redux aka Free photo effects filters

The sharp photo of the old man in the blog entry below gave more some ideas..

Here is the result of cropping, sharpening, sepia, and exposure changes.

All these effects were applied without Gimp or Photoshop..

The two magic words are "Picasa" and the inbuilt tool "Piknik".
Both are free!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Old Man in Void Deck Staring into the Void.

Was at Toa Payoh when I saw this old man at a void deck of a HDB flat.

Around the old man were some stray cats, so I took some shots of the cats initially and later on, I swapped to use my tele-photo [70-300mm IS] and turned on "LiveView" to take some shots without the subject knowing...

I need a shave..

The world can wait, let me finish this puff first..

Tarik Sahaja!



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Singapore F1 eve of training race

Since I do not have any Singapore F1 2011 tickets, I couldn't take pictures of the actual race.

Well, the tracks are all lit up on the eve of the first race and I thought I try my luck to see if I can walk into the area.

I'd always drive past the ECP Rochor exit and there is a small footpath along the exit that allows a good shot to the starting line.. And since the roads were closed that night, I had to park quite some distance away and walk towards the highway..

Here are the pictures I took at 2am on 22 Sept 2011.

I also tried some creative effects with Gimp to create the tilt-shift [ toy camera ] effect.

Instructions can be found here.
The result of this effect makes everything looks like miniature. See pic below.

"I built this diorama of the Singapore F1 circuit starting line!"

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lower Peirce Reservoir Macro Night Shoot

Long Horn Beetle

Caterpillar with face of a baboon


Spider enjoying Curry 12 Aug 2011

If the spider is ok with the curry, then anyone whom cannot stand the smell of curry are probably worse than a minuscule Jumping Spider.

This jumping spider was seen outside my house, making its home on the leaves of my potted curry plant...

Saturday, July 2, 2011