Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hometown Shuttter Therapy

I was catching up with old college mates, that we suddenly decided to shoot on Kuching streets. Trust me when I say it was not me who came up with the idea this time, but when such nice idea was mentioned, how can I resist?

Only having the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and CCTV Lens 25mm F1.2 did not stop me from attacking Kuching streets. I shot everything in JPEG, with aspect ratio of 16:9, just for the fun of it. All images were processed in my China no brand cheapo Android Tablet with a lousy screen display, hence the exposure balance may appear inconsistent and unreliable.

Breakfast was none other than Laksa. We strolled along Carpenter Street, Open Air Market area, Gambir Street, Main Bazaar and the Waterfront.

Here are the photos !!



16 comments:

  1. Hi Robin - It seem this lens is very good for B & W photo, have a good feeling

    Regards
    Francis - Toronto

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    1. Hey Francis,
      I think any lens is suitable fir B&W photos !!! Loving B&W more these days.

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  2. Ello robin..nice lens with nice presentation..i can feel how peaceful ur hometown during this CNY without any heavy traffic jem..with ur gear + cctv lens & cheapo tablet, u still can produce some dramatic image that can give some touching feeling to me..as usual..whatever gear n lens that we have, if we dunno how to setup d gear, d result is 'hampeh'..keep up d good job robin..
    *hadi nik*

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    1. Hey Hadi Nik,
      Thanks for the kind comments! Kuching is a very peaceful place indeed, there is still a bit of traffic jam but nothing serious like KL. The CCTV lens is very fun to use !!

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  3. Thanks for sharing.
    I was there a month ago with my family.

    Don't think 1 lens will stop you from creating the fantastic shots. I am sure there are a lot more other opportunities in Kuching for shutter therapy which we Sarawakians take for granted.

    Do continue to enjoy the laksa and keep those photos coming.

    Regards
    TH - Sydney

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    1. Hello TH,
      Sarawak is inded a beautiful place for photography, there are so many opportunities everywhere. but bein sarawakians ourselves, I think picking p the camera is the last thing to do when we return to our hometown. So much to do and so much to eat !

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  4. Same feeling, same light, independent of the gear used. Beautiful photographs.

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  5. your work is always a source of inspiration, thanks. :)

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  6. Very interesting set of photos, Robin. Your home town doesn't seem as "busy" (much more relaxed) than Kuala Lampur. I find it interesting how the amount of vignette changes from photo to photo. Since it is a fixed focal length lens, it must be due to the size of the aperture opening.

    P.S. I think that you will want to delete this sentence, and the two replies immediately before mine. They appear to be spam.

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    1. Hey Gregg,
      Your guess was right, when I shot wide open, there was very little vignetting, and I used the 16:9 aspect ratio which cut out the obvious corners. But as I stopped down the aperture it vignettes more.

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  7. Wow Robin that shrimp looks awfully good! I took the 25mm cctv out to dinner tonite and got a few nice shots. The 25mm f/1.2 is indeed a lot of fun. And I now have the VF2 viewfinder for the Oly PEN so focusing is now a breeze even in low light.

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    1. Having a VF2 surely helps a lot in Manual Focusing !! And also another thing.. shooting under hot sun. I realized how painful it was manual focusing using the LCD screen in tropical harsh sun.

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  8. I like this lens. Robin, do you used ND filter?

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