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iPhone Photos – Best of August 2013

iPhoneography - Best of August 2013

My best iphone photos for the month of August 2013.

I was looking at the photos I have taken using my iPhone 4s in the month of August 2013 and I think these two are the best of the month. The first one above was shot at Pasar Puri, Jakarta. The man on the phone was talking to someone, explaining about the banana that he was probably tasked to buy. He quoted the price given to him to the other party on the phone and I think he was told that the price was too high and then told the seller so. It was a little comical when I watched the scene and heard the conversation. It reminded me of myself when my wife asked me to buy vegetable in the market. I would usually call her once I have the vegetable in my hands, explaining how it looks like before making the purchase, to make sure that I would get the right one.

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iPhone Photography – Abstract

iPhone Photography - Abstract

We know that energy can not be created nor destroyed but can be changed in it’s form. If it can not be formed then it can not exist. We may not exist. ~ Mohammed Ali

The above are the screen shot of thumbnails of abstract images I took using iPhone just now. I pointed the iPhone to some light sources outside of my apartment and started shooting by moving the iPhone in a circular motion. Shutter speed was set to 1 sec using the 645Pro app. Just having some fun before I go to bed after spending hours working from home today.

Hope you all had a great weekend.

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The curve of nature

Mobile photography - The Curve of Nature

Mobile photography of young banana leaf, shot with iPhone 4s using the 645Pro app. Minor post-processing was done on iPhone using the FilterStorm app.

Mobile Street Photography in Singapore – Raining in Bugis

iPhone Street Photography

I was making my way to the Bugis train station from Bencoolen when it rained that night in September last year. I stopped in front of a shop, took shelter from the rain and started taking panning shots of people walking with their umbrellas and shopping bags above their heads using the Hipstamatic app on iPhone 4s. The ‘film’ and ‘lens’ combination was John S Lens and Blackey SuperGrain black and white film. My favorite Hipstamatic combination for black and white images. What’s your favorite Hipstamatic setting for black and white shots?

Enjoy the rest of the images below.

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Men in Black

Men in Black - a Hipstamatic shot on iPhone 4s

Men in black walking along the promontory at the Marina Bay. Shot with iPhone 4s, Hipstamatic app, John S Lens and Blackey SuperGrain film.

A Temple at Telok Ayer Street

iPhone Photography - Thian Hock Keng temple at Telok Ayer street.

Thian Hock Keng temple is the oldest and the most important Hokkien temple in Singapore. Its construction started in 1839 and was completed in 1842. In 1973, it was gazetted as a national monument.

Image was shot last night on iPhone 4s using the 645Pro app. The Jpeg file that came out from this app was 8MB! Enough details for Jpeg.

Moving

iPhone Photography by Hendra Lauw - Moving at Changi Airport

iPhone 4s shot using SlowShutter app and converted to black and white using Noir app. Taken at Singapore Changi Airport early this year.

Midnight at Little India

Buying drink at Little India at midnight.

It’s been a while since I went out shooting just for myself. I felt the urge yesterday and decided to go to Little India at midnight to shoot. It was quiet. Some have gone to sleep on a concrete bench near Desker Road. He is probably homeless. Some were still happily playing carrom. And for some, the night was still young and hence buying some drinks from a “closed” shop is needed.

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Lo-Mob – Black and White iPhone Photography

Lo-Mob - Black and White iPhone Photography

I downloaded the Lo-Mob app for my iPhone 4s few months ago, but have not really used it yet, until now. I played with it by shooting my Olympus OM-1N and some boxes of Ilford black and white film in the background. Focus was on the word “Olympus” and look at the bokeh produced. Not bad at all. I then applied one of the black and white filters that comes with the app, 30’s Contrast 2. It has a slightly hazy and vintage black and white look. Love it!

My Home My Playground

I returned to the Manila North Cemetery in May this year after visiting the place few times between 2006 and 2008, I just wanted to come back and see what might have changed. I did not take a lot of photos but spent more time talking to some children and adults living there.

The photo above was taken using my iPhone 4s when I saw the little boy playing on a tomb. The cemetery was both his home and his playground.

I have written about this place and my experience when I first went there in another blog entry, so I will not write about it anymore here. If you have missed that one, here it is, Sharing Space with the Dead.