Bun Dau Shop – Fermented Shrimp Noodle

Photography

Another throwback weekend – where I am looking at my crossing bridges photo from back in 2006!

The photo above is a shot from the road side where I took a photo of Bun Dau shop, which means (based on google as fermented shrimp noodle!).

I never tried this dish, but what intrigues me is that I managed to take this photo despite not having an eye for street photography. In fact, during this period, I am more interested in shooting portraits and as what I’ve mentioned earlier, my trip was some what wasted because I am just focused on shooting headshots, rather than shooting a “story-like” photo.

This photo is probably one my first few photo that I start indulge in street photography. Yes – I’ve been doing a lot of street shoots but to be honest, I am not good at it until Eddie (friend from Singapore) said that I need to have a story. Which is then how I started thinking on how I should be shooting street.

Things has changed, and now I am a far better photographer (and picky one too!).In fact there are times when I go out for a walk and not shoot anything (lol). But I guess, that’s part and parcel of street shoot.

Hanoi – Presidential Palace

Photography

Another set of throwback of my Hanoi trip back in 2006. In the last round where I filtered the photos, this particular shot was removed from the “pick list” because I was not interested in architecture shots. In addition to that, as I was shooting on wide angle, those that have bad distortion or wide angle effect gets rejected. Now that I have learnt on how to straighten the angles, it is a lot more easier to accept the architecture photos shot not using tilt shifts.

The photo above is the Presidential Palace. To be honest – I don’t even know what building is this, and I had to Google for famous places in Hanoi! Then – when I saw something that is similar, I then know which building is this. Funny indeed – well, then again, this is more than a decade ago, no way I can remember!