Sakurajima- Volcano

Photography

IMG_0363-2.jpgSakurajima is an active volcano! Based on the Wikipedia – The volcanic activity still continues, dropping volcanic ash on the surroundings. Earlier eruptions built the white sand highlands in the region. The most recent eruption started on May 2, 2017. On September 13, 2016 a team of experts from Bristol University and the Sakurajima Volcano Research Centre in Japan suggested that the volcano could have a major eruption within 30 years.[5]

It might look very dangerous but to be honest its not! In fact – I even had the chance to get some foot onsen overlooking the volcano while I was walking around the island 🙂

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Black and White Recap

Photography

There was a time in my life that I decided that shooting digital was overrated and I needed to go back to traditional medium. This is an effort that I took because I was shooting too much and chimping most of the time. Is it worth it? Is it worth while? Well to be honest it was a great thing!

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Photo above was taken during a trip to Tawau as part of Crossing Bridges recce trip. Shot on Leica M6 with 35mm summicron if I am not mistaken. Really love the sharpness as well as well as the effect that monochrom gives me. The only thing that I fret is the process that needs to be taken to process it. Some people love it, but for me its just a pain in the arse!

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Exposure control is extremely important! Of course digitally after we scan we can edit it but its not as simple as its not raw images. Need to do the push during scanning – in which I can’t remember where I put the negatives. Oops!

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The photo above shows something that I never realized was really good. Love it! So much of expression from the eyes that pops out from behind the pillar!

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The photo above shows the expression of livelihood in Semporna. So much of happiness with so little.

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My favourite photo to be honest. Ringside view of a boxing match.IMG048.jpg

Its a break!

I don’t think I will take a break – as of now, I still need to shoot more. Have not been shooting for a while, really need to get back to it. As I would tell my friends, my problem is that I have way too many hobbies and has not been concentrating on one.

Protest in Japan

Photography

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One of the days when I was in Japan – I had an extremely heavy lunch and I decided to take a walk from Ginza to Shimshaibashi. Armed with my camera – I just walked and walked because I can. There’s no other things to do apart from walking and taking photos. I can’t really buy stuffs in Japan because – I already bought a lot of stuffs! And my shopping list already done.

So as I was walking – then I saw this group of protesters walking. They were very peaceful and they were guided by the police. In fact, there were cones blocking the lane where they will be walking. Police officers were guiding the traffic as well – so that they don’t have to stop at traffic light.

No chanting, no screaming… just peaceful march across the streets.