About half a year ago, one of my dad’s colleagues passed me his old Contax T2. I found an expired roll of Kodak Gold 200 film in a cabinet and decided to practice some photography skills using the new camera and the expired film. This first photo is one I took on the way to a friend’s house near Thomson. We walked along the concrete pavement and I caught a glimpse of this motorbike hidden in the shade of a tree.
The next two photos are also in the Thomson area, the wall in real life is actually not pink at all, but rather orange! The mix between expired film and cheap processing resulted in a strange light pink colour while the blue sky was tinted almost green.
Shadows and light on hands.
‘Orange’ wall in Thomson.
This photo was taken through the glass of the bus window on the way to Junction 8 Mall in Bishan from Thomson. The sun was just beginning to set and I thought that the orange detail on the buildings played nicely with the soft blue, almost purple sky. The processing and expired film resulted in an extremely faded image and the colours all muted. I actually really liked the reflection of the light in the window which appear as green/yellow streaks. They contrast the cloud trails in the sky nicely.
While our main purpose for visiting Switzerland was for Physics and CERN, we had plenty of activities organised for us in the beautiful city of Geneva. Something that I enjoyed greatly about Geneva would be the dawn and dusk we were able to see. The sunlight was never too harsh which resulted in the city taking on a lovely glow in the morning and in the evening.
The architecture in Geneva was also beautiful – a mix of modern and old, but thankfully, mostly old. Especially since this was the first time I’d ever been to Switzerland, I had no clue what to expect. I can say that Geneva definitely did not let me down at all. We only stayed for four days (a long way to travel for only four days!) and I wish I could’ve stayed for another week or so. It truly was a beautiful city.
A few months ago (September) I went for a walk in Bishan Park at around 5 p.m. The sun’s quite good at this time, and the clouds were very nice. My dad was busy playing Pokemon Go (as was my mother) but I instead looked for nice photo opportunities. The HDB apartment blocks are also very nice and actually quite modernly designed. Wish the weather now would be like what the weather was like then. Now it just rains in the morning and the if the sky is this blue, it means that it’ll storm in the afternoon.