A night trip to Senoko fishery port

So after the Road Side vegetables market of Toa Payoh we are heading north to Senoko fishery port. There is wholesale fish market providing stock from local fish trawlers, in-shore vessels and fish farms as well as imported sources, and distributes to markets, supermarkets, food courts and restaurants across Singapore

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The market is located at 31 Attap Valley Road, Singapore 759908; east to Woodlands checkpoint. It is lucky hat one of my friends was driving otherwise it would have been  difficult to get there and back.

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Around midnight the market starts to be busy. Individuals come here for cheaper seafood particularly in this time coming up to Chinese new year.L1009668

But the market is also preparing orders for hawkers, wet markets and the restaurants of Singapore.

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The place is busy, the ground slippery, that’s a nice small adventure.

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You can find different products types, like crabs, prawns and fish from all types.

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Each company have its own delimited concrete square , with scales and a boss, noting down orders

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The work of others is always a nice show to behold.

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People are quite friendly, I did not really go asked not to take a picture, but the place is very busy so mind not standing in the way.

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Prawns or shrimps arriving and being thrown to the ground. They will be sorted manually later.

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Outside more fish is coming.

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Ice is a big business here.

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All shots Leica M262, Summilux 50mmv2

A night trip to Senoko fishery port

Thaipusam 2019 – A roll of Ilford Delta 3200

Nearly one year ago, in January, I went to Tank road in the middle of the night to shoot a roll of Ilford Delta 3200 at the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple for the Thaipusam ceremony.

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The orchestra

Thaipusam is a Tamil Hindu ceremony where devotees walk from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Little India to the temple in Tank road.

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The priests

It is interesting to shoot the ceremony at both temples ; at Little India where they start the pilgrimage or here where they finish it.

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I favor the little India location early in the morning ; it is already very busy, but manageable. But for a couple of years I go to Tank Road in the evening before ; it is general quiet, the action (if I can say so) is more subdued. Pilgrims flow through the temple, receive blessings and walk out.

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At the back of the temple is a resting aera and pilgrim receive tea and nibbles.

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A Chinese Hindu devotee

This year I tried a roll of Ilford Delta 3200 with the Leica M6 and the Summicron 50mm version 5. The result is quite nice, the M6 does a good job once again, the light meter is working very well once again.

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Giving offerings

I rarely shot the Ilford 3200, but must say the result is quite good. The grain is nice but controlled, the contrast is good. As I said somewhere else I think high ISO film give good results if you scene has a minimum of contrast.

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Collecting ashes

These were shot around 11pm, on the first evening, it is very quite just when the priest open the inner sanctum of the temple. Alternatively, you can come around on the next day and take pictures from pilgrims disassembling their Kavadis.

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The inside on the temple of the day itself is over crowed and their is no shortcut, you have to follow the devotees from Penang road, I am not sure how long it will take. Surely a great experience, but you will need a good couple of hours.

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The friendly volunteer
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Get ready I have 2 or 3 rolls of TRIX that I shoot the next day.

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Walking out of the temple

Get ready, this year the Thaipusam procession is expected to start from SSPT on 07/02/2020 from 11.30pm.

 

Thaipusam 2019 – A roll of Ilford Delta 3200

L’oncle à vélo – 17 Octobre

Cycling Uncle / L'oncle cyliste

 

Photo: Cycling Uncle in Little india (Singapore)
Camera:Nikon D700
Lens: Nikkor 17-35 F2.8 IF ED @ 35mm F5 1/80
Retouches: Lightroom 3

Petite promenade familiale dans Little India Dimanche avec le nouveau matos. Pas grand chose de neuf à photographier, mais soudain déboule l’Oncle à Vélo, pédalant en buvant son café dans une pochette plastique. J;ai manqué de temps pour la mise au point, dommage.  Ou pas.

L’oncle à vélo – 17 Octobre