Was out with the photography gang today for some street photography. Destination was Balestier Road which I went some weeks ago to familiarise myself with the route. Set off with the focus of getting some B&W frames. Just nice that there’s a little drizzle today that gave me some reflections shots. I set my X-Pro1 to B&W Red filter throughout to achieve a more dramatic feel.
Took just a few frames today as the outing was primarily to meet up with friends. My X-Pro1 was happy to meet up with 2 of its X100 “brothers” there as well!
Was fortunate to witness a wedding ceremony held within a Burmese Buddhist Temple. Bumped up the ISO quickly to take a few frames.
The outing may be a short one, but thanks to the cool weather & great company, it’s still a terrific experience 😉
Decided to drop by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall 孙中山南洋纪念馆. Never been here before. Quiet place hidden in the back of Balestier. Houses beautiful historical artefacts & massive amount of information pertaining to Mr Sun & the Japanese Occupation.
It’s a great place to see how well the X-Pro1 can perform under low light because the whole place is quite dark, even darker than a museum. So I pumped up the X-Pro1 into ISO2500 & let it go!
Impressive performance by the X-Pro1 in low light & it renders beautiful B&W images. Some other photos.
After a good cup of tea & a serving of Johor-styled Bak Kut Teh, decided to drop by “O-Kio” aka Balestier for a quick ground reece for the planning of the club’s photo walk in May & getting some good pictures for the posters. It’s a bloody hot day, but then in Singapore, which day is not…
Followed URA’s Balestier Heritage Trail guide & walked covered almost the entirety of the district that morning. Appreciating more & more the nice colours & microcontrast-ness of the X-Pro1 & the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4. Have to confess I hate the heavy weight of the Zeiss. It’s even heavier than my friend’s Nikon D7000 body.
Took just a few photos that day since will be coming back again. Decided to convert into B&W.