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Well well! What do we have here? Looks like the Haku has been taking up film photography and has enlisted Hachune as a sidekick. =)
The actual model for the day was Lien, an Azone dollie that belongs to NekowScythe. Compared to my Aika-chan, who has a bit of an ojou-sama complex, Lien a true lady and didn’t put as much of a fuss as Aika often does.
However, in these pictures, she is wearing a Obitsu body instead of her Pure Neemo Advance Flexi.
Lein also took turn with the twin reflex film camera. =) I wonder how her shots will turn out.
Lien & Takoku (Tako + Miku). Gotta love the Zettai Ryouiki.
Meanwhile, we have Tako-Luka having some fun with the 23cm dolls’ neko-mimi hat.
While chibi Tako-Luka is resisting the urge to eat the enticing balls of cotton.
Having random figure photography sessions attract alot of attention from kiddies. This particular shota was totally captivated by seeing two grown adults playing with dolls and wanted in on the action. Too bad he was on the other side of the party. =P
And Chibi Tako Luka says “Bye bye~!”
Another look are little Hatchune trying to get the lighting right for Haku to take photo. =)
After reading about dollfies with cameras on dc.com, my nendos have been bugging me to let them play the role of the photographer rather than the model. ^^”
I wasn’t willing to break the bank to get them a digital SLR, so I got them a toy camera instead. =) Lomography is fashion now and hopefully the Nendos will have fun with the Diana that I bought for them.
Rin gets first dips on the camera.
I can’t wait to see what Rin will capture on her new toy. =)
The great thing about have a point-n-shoot is that it’s easy to whip it out and take some quick snapshots when the sudden burst of inspiration occurs. Of course, I’ve to credit Nendoroid Puchi (Nendochi) Yuki Nagato for being a readily available model.
So what is Nendochi Yuki looking at?
She’s looking out from the food court windows of Tampines One. And in the picture above, you can see both a MRT station and bus interchange.
In Singapore, the standard colour for public buses are red with a dash of white and purple, while the trains are just white with a touch of red. And together with a portion of the Taxi industry, they all fall under the care of SMRT. Compared to other countries, local public transport is cheap and you can travel from one end of the country to the other under S$2 (if you take the train). Which is what I do each week. ^^”
I stay in Tampines, which is a HDB estate that is in the extreme East of Singapore. The picture above is an example of the types of HDB blocks that are pepper around our tiny island and houses majority of our population. However, I’m currently studying in Jurong which is on the other extreme end from where I stay!! Fortunately, I stay in the school hostels during the week. But during the weekend, I make a “Journey to the West” so I can spend some time at home with my family.
But before embarking on my epic journey back to the halls, I need to have some food! And here, is a picture of a local dish (?) called “小碗面” which literally translates to “little bowl of noodles”. It is “mee pok”, the flat yellow noodles, in mushroom and vinegar sauces together with a mini-wok of soup filled with ingredients like fishballs, pork bits and egg etc.
And after the 1 1/2hr journey, I’m in Jurong point (the mall next to Boon Lay MRT station) with Nendochi Yuki, who is guarding my Mocha ice-blended from Coffee Bean, as I type this post from the said cafe.
As I previously neglected to give my mobile broadband modem any credit, here’s a picture of the usb dongle. The sheep above is Shirley, from Shaun the Sheep. And the blurry paddle-like thing is actually has an image of Alice from Aria, dangling from Maa-kun. Both are prizes from Gashapon Machines which I have an irresistible attraction to (but that’s a topic for another day). I attached the dangling thingies to the cap of my USB dongle, as I have a high tendency to lose tiny things. ^^
I think it’s time for me to wrap this post up and start on my Literature essay. =) Till next time. -Dcal
Tsukikeki Matsuri is coming up! Go read Comrade Kodomut’s post for greater details of this #03 meetup session.
For those on the mailing list, I’ll be sending out an email later with more details. ^^”
(Gotta finish assignments first. *cries)
I have quite a few pals who are great photographers and I often admire their pro-skills at their craft. Personally, my knowledge in this field is limited at best and I often depend on my photo-editing skills to make the best of the pictures I take. And thanks to the creation of the digital camera, even idiots like me can take some nice shots without sweating too much.
My experience with cameras begun with me being INFRONT of the camera rather than behind the lens. After being put through quite a traumatizing time associated with the traditional film camera, I stayed clear of any image processing devices. Well, at least till I begun my foray into the artistic side. But even then, I am not madly into photography as it is a pretty expensive venture and I have other costly addictions to maintain.
The friendly point-and-shoot I had was a Canon Ixus 50, till I killed the LCD viewer through some really stupid accident, rendering it useless. During the same time, I got acquainted with the digital SLRs from Nikon and its range of short/long-dist. lens that are really fun to play with. Nowadays, I am too lazy to take decent images and just use my lousy 1.3 megapixel handphone camera to take candid images. Only when some semblance of professionalism is required, do I borrow my dad’s D50.
Recently, I got infected with the photo-bug and picked up a cheap $20 film camera to experiment with.
Here’s the result: Pictures taken old-school style, with a Vivitar Ultra wide & Slim camera. Used some (probably expired) kodak ISO 200 film, making the original prints rather dull. Almost half of the roll I shot looks horrible. Spiced up the better shots with some Photoshop CS3.
Singapore’s unofficial national bird: the Crane.
Picture taken of the construction happening along Marina Bay of the Integrated Resorts.
Emo-angst filled sight of Marina Bay… just beside the HRC esplanade booth. This was taken quite early in the day, before all the lovey dovey couples come to block the view.
Marina Square/Mariott hotel (?).
And the people on the grass patch are actually from some sort of club. Every month or so, they use that area to set up a mini war ground for their miniature tank battles. It’s quite cute!
The new hippo boat and one of the Filipino deckhands
The Singapore River, specifically, Clarke Quay!
Note the number of bumboats! They are taking their final voyage as diesel boats are being phrased out. No more diesel boats on the river! Another part of Singapore is resigned to the history books.
The electric boats that replace the iconic bum boats!
Hippo River Cruises, Clarke Quay booth. It’s small and stuffy. Infamous for being next to Hooters.
A better view of Maverick (?) or is it Sunshine ? I can’t tell the boats apart.
More of the jetty where the hippo boats are parked. Uncle in the picture is Captain Lim (?), who is one of the nicest boat captains.
I think Central is a beautiful building, just because of the way it reflects the clouds in the sky.
That’s all the pictures for now. I’ll be heading to bangkok soon and this time I loaded some better quality film into the camera. Hopefully I can capture some nicer photographs!