Hoping everyone is having a enjoyable time chilling or freaking..
It was mid-day and scorching hot. We played for an hour, and i realised how small the playground actually is.
“Be still, my heart, these great trees are prayers.”Rabindranth Tagore
Some scans of a work trip to Atlantic City. After the 2008 Financial Crisis and general downturn in the economy, the place was run-down but full of character. i must have had a 25A red filter on this to have the sky come out so dark.
Why do we take pictures?
Choose one of the following:-
A) A reminder for our memories.
B) Prove to our egos that we are permanent.
C) Capture beauty and emotion.
D) Justify our spending $$$$$ on the latest gear to fill a void inside our soul.
E) All of the above.
This is the Chung Hwa 6181 2B.
It is a very common pencil here in Singapore and i remember using them when i was below the age of ten. Then of course mechanical pencils became common, and i started using those instead.
You can find them in Popular book shops where they go for $2.85 for a double pack of a dozen (24 pencils).
What i like about them is the exterior paint work and design. The lead is good and dark, but it is soft and does not hold a point particularly well. The wood is some generic kind, with no smell but it sharpens well.
Overall a good pencil to use, without concerns for its preciousness, but yet good enough to like, and easily available so one can continue to use it.
I have been trying to find information on the different uses of different camera filters for ages. Before the advent of digital cameras, filters were he means by which one could influence the look and colour of the image, and it had to be done before the shot.
Below is the Tiffen information pamphlet that was in the filter box that i received from an Ebay find. I hope you find it a handy reference for your own explorations.