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Kwanhan: A Photo A Week (or more) 2010


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for above picture first time I'm doing a bit of basic burning... is it ok?

(adjusted individual curves too)

let me know any comments or tips/workflow :)
 

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17th November 2010, Wednesday




the desire for better, more natural skin tone rendition rages on
 

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19th November 2010, Friday



last essay to go!!!

exams next friday!!!

feel like re-purchasing a 50 1.4 AIS!!! saw it at the newly opened lens.sg physical storefront at peninsular... ahh i miss the character of that lens..
 

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30th November 2010, Tuesday



...exams are over
 

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10th December 2010, Friday








casual portraits taken at national museum while waiting for a friend who was late

back from a laptop crash (AVG Free 2011 incompatible with 64 bit Windows)

and it's my birthday tomorrow, hope nobody minds 3 photos in this single post :)
 

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12th December 2010, Sunday



backlog photo, cool house at botanic gardens, where the orchids are.

my favourite shot of the day :)

this particular girl that was quite striking because of her red bag and the frangipani blossom she put in her hair.

interesting results which I liked very much when I did something drastic... set the blacks to 50 on Adobe Camera Raw (usually I set between 8-12)

(on a separate note, thanks pleophoto for the birthday wish! did you get the tamron 17-50 in the end?)
 

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13th December 2010, Sunday



the highlights!

my eyes!

it burns!
 

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14th December 2010, Tuesday

 

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16th December 2010, Thursday



wide open shot with my birthday present :D

now... I longer just have my tamron 17-50 to shoot with... i have a 50 1.4 AI'D

it says nippon kogaku japan and the lens elements has a nice brown tint to it.

good to be practicing manual focus once more

*(photo went through my standard raw processing... sharpening +100, blacks 8, contrast +50)
 

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17th December 2010, Friday



more from the new lens!

this is a Christmas tree behind a fence.

in any case, my friend bought my present from www.lens.sg

i'm recommending it because... nowhere else do I know you can find so many manual focus lenses... their shop front is now at peninsular, the shop with a blank white signboard in the corner, excellent service and patience to let you try the lenses out.

good service needs to be commended!
 

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18th December 2010, Saturday



bad news.

apart from not knowing how to correct distortion, my friend dropped my camera bag.

my tamron 17-50 ended up with an unacceptably stiff zoom ring... recently brought it to Steven @ Camera Hospital... the zoom ring is damaged... and the part which records distance information and sends it to a hotshoe flash is broken... his assessment is that it is not worth repairing... just let it die a slow death... then upgrade...

you have served me well even though i often despised your image output.

now.... to shoot until it dies...
 

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20th December 2010, Monday



just a casual bokeh test at 1.4 (pardon the poor lighting)

i would describe it as pleasant enough for me :)

at least, it's hard to tell where the shot was taken :bsmilie:
 

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23rd December 2010, Thursday

**NOTICE**

my d300 and tamron 17-50 are on holiday to a village in Vietnam without me for 2 weeks.

hopefully they survive the OCIP trip with my best friend :bsmilie:

there might not be updates unless I dig up my trusty old 5mp Lumix compact to shoot.



happy holidays!
 

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29th December 2010, Wednesday



well.. my trusty 5 megapixel Lumix to the rescue of this thread.

with some heavy handed tweaking.

and a major fingerprint stain on the lens that i can't clean off without a cleaning kit.

wonder how my d300 is doing in vietnam without me.
 

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