#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

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