Sunday, May 04, 2008

'One week in Sillypore 3'

It's a special edition of 'One week'. Why? Cos it's all taken with my new Sony Alpha 200! Yup, I finally bought it. Got it during my lunch break at bout S$100 less than the official retail price. Still trying to get the hang of it. It's pretty heavy so I guess I'll still be using my other little camera most of the time. I really can't see myself wiping it out in some restaurant. One of the reasons I'm taking up a new hobby is to stop me from worrying bout certain stuff. Worrying is all in the mind and it's not helping the situation at all, and one way to stop it is to keep the mind busy with something else.

As you can see, it's a freakin' heatwave we having right now. Cloudless skies, blazing heat, you get the idea.

Japanese pasta lunch at Waraku. I always get a kick outta that display. It makes you hungry yet you wanna just stay outside and admire them more instead of going in to eat....

LG, life ain't that good if you got four busted screens.

Chinatown in the middle of another very hot afternoon.

Favorite black sauce chicken rice stall along Hong Lim.

A little peek at my Episode 3 Clone Troopers collection.

Where I grew up. Definitely changed a lot since then. There used to be a newstand here where I would run down in the afternoon to get my comic books.

Crowds along our prime shopping district Orchard Road and also a reason I try to avoid the place on weekends.

Strange-shaped buildings. The one in the middle of the forest was built to detect alien lifeforms approaching the planet.

Teppanyaki ice-cream at the famous Raffles Hotel. Lots of flavours! But I have yet to try any of them. Everytime I pass the place, I tell myself I'm having dessert there right after lunch/dinner. But I'm always stuffed after the meal.

Ok, now for the grand litmus test. We see how the camera works with my little figures. I haven't got the lighting done properly yet. Which means I'm still using the single Ikea desk lamp as a sole lighting source.

The figure is the newly accquired Amami Haruka from the XBOX 360 game The Idolmaster. She's part of Revoltech's Fraulein series featuring posable female figures.

Anyway, here are some of the pix. I used the camera flash in most of them as the lamp wasn't giving me the lighting I wanted.


B said...

Great photos! Those last shots of your figures turned out great, didn't they? They look very clear and I like the shadow effect.

Cavalock said...

thanks b. still learning with the new camera!

dilutedmagnetics said...

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

I really need to get a better camera too :)

Cavalock said...

thanks! yah, get one too!