#Take52 Week 3: Entrance

This theme had so many many ways that I wanted to interpret. I was bursting with ideas. I took so many pictures that I just couldn’t decide which one particular interpretation to post. So I decided to go with all the decent renditions of each interpretation. So here goes! The first one was entrance to a world of smart apps. The humble smartphone has become our gateway to a world beyond our local confines and has fast become our go to device (or object for that matter) when it comes to communicating, learning, taking pictures and of course talking to others. Entrance To World Of Apps
Technical Details of the image:
Camera: Fujifilm X-E2
Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Aperture: f/4.5 ISO: 640
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Focal Length: 32.9mm

The next two interpretations were about how books are an “entrance” to multiple worlds and a never ending oasis of knowledge. This one ended up being a look at both the old school mode of that entrance, i.e. traditional paperbacks and hard covers as well as the new age versions, a.k.a the kindle (and similar devices)

Entrance To Knowledge & Worlds

Technical Details of the image:
Camera: Fujifilm X-E2
Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Aperture: f/4.5 ISO: 640
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Focal Length: 55mm

Entrance To Knowledge & Worlds (Old School)

Technical Details of the image:
Camera: Fujifilm X-E2
Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Aperture: f/3.6 ISO: 640
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Focal Length: 18mm

The final interpretation is a more traditional one with a close up of a pad lock which is a sentry of sorts for entrances the world over.

Entrance (Restricted)

Technical Details of the image:
Camera: Fujifilm X-E2
Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Aperture: f/4.0 ISO: 2000
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Focal Length: 48.4mm

#Take52 Week 2: Local

So this week’s theme (well actually last week’s theme, i’m still playing catch up!) was something that was pretty interesting (then again each theme is!). Many fellow photogs posted pictures ranging from local food, local landmarks, seasons, etc. All stellar pics by the way. I had a few interpretations of the theme that I wanted to try out. And since I had two different ideas, i decided to go with both interpretations and post both pictures. Local Architecture Picture 1 is a more literal interpretation with a composition of a Peranakan house rooftop. Singapore is a cultural hotpot with many nationalities calling the tiny island country home. However the true indigenous  populous can trace its ancestry to the Malays and Chinese. As a result many of the older houses are built on the Peranakan architecture style. These houses are distinct in terms of their roof styling and elaborate curves and wood sculpturing. Truly photography worthy! This particular rooftop was shot at Emerald Hill, which is probably one of the more well to do residential spaces in the city. Well to do because most of the drive ways had either a Lamborghini, Ferrari or a 7 series BMW!

Technical details of the Image:

Camera: Fujifilm X-E2
Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 250
Shutter Speed: 1/180
Focal Length: 19.6mm

Local Trinkets Picture 2 is a slightly abstract interpretation of the theme. The image is composed of various local trinkets that the wife and I have collected over our travels across South East Asia. The focus of course is on the iconic symbol that screams Singapore, the Merlion. The other trinkets in the image (albeit slightly de-focussed) are  –

  • Miniature rice hats from Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Surf board momento from Bali, Indonesia
  • Replica of the Petronas Twin Towers from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Replica of a Chinese Pagoda from Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Decorative plate from Krabi, Thailand
  • Buddha statue from Borobudur, Indonesia

Technical details of the Image:
Camera: Fujifilm X-E2
Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 640
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Focal Length: 48.4mm

#Take52 Week 1: Beginning

Week 1: BeginningSo here it is, the very first post of this brand new blog. The theme can be interpreted in so many ways. I had a few ideas that I wanted to try out. However most of them required a lot of planning and some new props. Since I was already behind schedule, I decided to keep it simple and use handy items to compose a shot that conveyed the theme.

I got the wife to pen the line (since she’s the one with the good handwriting between the two!) The idea was convey that the shot is the beginning of a new story, much like this post (and this blog!) are the beginning of something new as well.

Technical details of the shot are as following –
Camera: Fujifilm X-E2
Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 320
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Focal Length: 55mm