Sunday, March 24, 2013

Accidental Tourist - Romp around Emerald Hill with Sparkles and Fish Eye

A walk around familiar territory poses a different challenge to every photographer as you seek to photograph the same things in hopefully a fresh and different way every time you visit. This is even more so in a small little island like Singapore with limited spaces and places for photography. 

A recent romp around Emerald Hill posed such a challenge as it's fairly accessible (near Somerset MRT) so I decided to equip myself with my trusty Nikon D90 and my newly acquired LensBaby Sparkle together with my "in-your-face" Fish-eye 10.5mm. 

What a lovely change from the telephotos and the wide-angle lenses and it definitely gave me the creative blast I needed!  

Using the Sparkle, I got my fix of creative blur shots as every slight push and pull of the flexible accordion like barrel that ends up giving out a different photo every time you use. A somewhat whimsical feel was given to the usual 5-foot way, humble house numbers and the house guardians of this Peranakan enclave. Even something simple like a set of Peranakan tiles are given a twist with the Sparkle. As for the Fish-eye, well.....think ultra-wide angle and you are almost there.... 

Here's my collection from this wonderful journey with Sparkles and Fish-eye...hope you like them as much as I do! 

Till the next time, onto the world and beyond! 

No comments:

Post a Comment