SOFT LOCK-DOWN WEEK 8

Oh geez another week gone. But this week is different, because this is the last before we start exiting the lock-down and enter phase 1 of the rest of our lives.

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Do not sit. (or can I sit between the crosses?)

This week I also resume shooting film, not really knowing when I will be able to process the roll. I took 20 odd shots with the Leica M6 (400 TX) around Balestier area, where not much action was going on.

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Look how much the grass has grown in from of the Victoria theater… (I have corrected the perspective of this shot in Lightroom).L1009915

and the nice light going through Anderson bridge.

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Some stalls at the Interim Food market (moved from Golden Shoe) still have goods delivered.

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Matching shirts for these people delivering good in downtown area.

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Slim silhouette wearing what seems to be the new outfit for ladies going out shopping in the new normal.

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Pure lust

All shots with Leica M262 and Summicron 28mmF2 Asph v1 : two old friends that I actually bought together, 4 years ago in June 2016. Time flies.

SOFT LOCK-DOWN WEEK 8

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is surely one of the most iconic buildings in par with the Eiffel Tower. For our first trip in Australia I select Sydney as our first landing point not to miss it.

If you stay close to Circular Quay the building is always in view.

I am not going to copy wikipedia but quickly the building was the work of danish architect  Jørn Utzon and was opened in 1973.

If you walk around the Rocks market during the week end you can see some vintage shots of the construction which are quite interesting.

We took the tour to visit the building which I highly recommend, but be warned, I find it pricey at 34$ per adult.

On top of having a guide that tells you the story of the building and describe its architecture, you can see some of the show rooms and inner pieces or architecture.

Definitely one of the nicest views is from Harbor Bridge.

M262-90mmF2.8

All shots with the Leica M262 and M6 for the Black and White picture.

Sydney Opera House

Cannes: Le Kiosque des allées

Xmas film shooting in town with the old Kodak Autographic Jr.

Difficult not to note the problem in the bottom left side of the frame; not sure what it is. It did not appear on the last B&W film and the patterm is quite consistent when it shows. Maybe a pressure plate problem?

Camera: Kodak Autographic Jr
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Scanning: EPSON V500, Lightroom 3, PSP Elements 4

Cannes: Le Kiosque des allées

KPO (29 May 2010) !

[French] La poste de Killiney Road à Singapour avec son service voiturier! Hé Hé, non ne rêvez pas, en fait c’est le bâtiment qui est partagé en deux entre la poste d’un coté et un bistrot de l’autre, et le voiturier au milieu. Et le parking bien sur pour le seul café. Mélange curieux de service public et d’entreprise privée, bienvenu dans le monde de demain dont Singapour est parfois le laboratoire. Je précise que la poste et KPO (c’est le nom du bar pour “Killiney Post Office“, à Singapour comme en France on aime les acronymes) ne sont pas seulement voisins mais qu’ils communiquent, je n’ai malheureusement  pas trouvé une manière de photographier cela convenablement.

[Anglais] The Killiney Road Post Office in Singapore with its Valet Parking service! Stop dreaming! In fact the old building has been cut in two: the post office on one side, a pub on the other, and the Valet Parking service in between. And of course the parking place for the pub only. Strange mix of public service and private business; welcome in the world of tomorrow of which Singapore is sometimes the laboratory. To be exact the post office and KPO (short for Killiney Road Post Office, Singaporeans are fond of such abbreviations) are not only neighbors, their insides are communicating, but I could not find a nice way to picture this.

Photo: Singapour: KPO

Camera: Leica M4 + Summilux 50mm 1.433
Film: Kodak Portra 400vc3
Scanner:Epson v500
Touch-up:Lightroom 2.x / Bibble Pro 5/ PSP Elements 4.0

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KPO (29 May 2010) !