Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Night at Dakota Crescent - a trailer

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Pekan Quarry

Pekan Quarry, Pulau Ubin

It was my third attempt on star trails and this time I made my way to one of the quarries in Pulau Ubin – Pekan Quarry. The whole place was illuminated by a waxing gibbous (96% full) moon hanging high up in the night sky. The night atmosphere was so mesmerising that I stood still for a few moments, to view and feel the atmosphere before I set up my tripod and camera.

I've always wanted to make star trails on this small island and so finally I got it made, of this 'DANGER' signboard by the wooden railings. Thirty long exposures of one minute were made and stacked in Photoshop using Dr. Brown's Stack-a-matic. A little fill-in light was added on the signboard, wooden railings and the surrounding foliages.

I'm pretty satisfied with the result and on my next attempt. I would try to make a longer star trails, say 60 exposures of 1 minute. Until then, I hope you enjoy viewing my work. More Ubin night photographs in the next blog same time at 10:10PM.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Note Quite Night series – What We Cannot Speak Of Must Be Passed Over In Silence

The setting sun is down and warm glowing light beautifully lit up in one of the old church rooms. A great twilight to capture this with my Apple iPhone 6 Plus on default mode and post-processed in Snapseed.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Only Moment We Were Alone

Stacks of bricks and concrete walls of buildings, hoarding boards and cargo containers, all came together under a warm summer night. Captured with my Apple iPhone 6 Plus in Slow Shutter app, vertical 9x16 aspect ratio, and post-processed in Snapseed.

Whampoa Dragon

Dragon fountain in Whampoa captured with my Apple iP6+ in Slow Shutter app and post processed in Snapseed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Night phonography of a lady sitting quietly by the bench outside the National Library. Made possible with my Apple iPhone 6+ on default mode and post processed in Snapseed.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Ubin Land Rover

Ubin Land Rover
This abandoned vehicle was found parked outside a large empty wooden house, in central part of Pulau Ubin. Dirty stained windscreen, rusty body with peel-off paint, broke down engine and punctured tyres, it stationed in this open space with surrounding trees. The whole desolated place was illuminated beautifully by the moon light.

After a few trials on different color effects, this is the final result that I'm most happy with. I tried to keep things as simple and aesthetic as possible, keeping in mind on the color complementation. I've also managed to attained the same effect result for the second close-up photograph shown below.

Let me show you the rest of the color effects and you will know why I chose the red one. Well that's my personal taste. Which one do you personally like? Leave down your choice in the comment below. I would love to know. Thank you.

All nocturnes are long exposures under full moon and some light paintings on the surrounding trees and vehicle exterior with neutral white light. Colored light paintings on the vehicle headlights and interior with Cyan, Yellow, Red color gel respectively. All light paintings are manual work and definitely not created digitally in Photoshop. Photographs are made in RAW format and post-processed in Photoshop.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Not Quite Night series – Take Right to Kelantan Road

Night phonography with Slow Shutter app in 16x9 aspect ratio on my Apple iPhone 6+. Post processed in Snapseed.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

A Night in Pulau Ubin

On the eve of Vesak Day 20th May 2016 Friday night, I made my way to a small island off the northeast coast of Singapore, where the annual Tua Pek Kong Festival was to be held in Pulau Ubin from 20th - 25th May. Each year thousands from the mainland travel to the island for this festival.