Posts Tagged ‘zoo’

ZOOming In

Written by • Jul 1st, 2012 • Category: Digital stuffs
A trip to the zoo yesterday morning gave me the opportunity to give the Fujifilm X-S1 a test drive. Not one who usually use (or see the need) of a tele lens … I found myself struggling to find subjects to shoot just to test out the camera. The zoo outing was a perfect opportunity to zoom in close to the animals! The 24-624mm lens on the X-S1 sounds perfect as a camera for everything including a 1mm close super macro mode. Will this be the travel camera I’ve always… >> read more


ETRsi + 135W : Test 1

Written by • Aug 9th, 2011 • Category: Fun with film
Guess I got a little too trigger happy and ended with 3 rolls since yesterday … testing out my newly found joy … the 135W back for the Bronica ETRsi. Below are the photos from the first roll … mostly taken during a zoo trip with Fitzand yesterday. He is pretty capable in handling the scooter at the zoo now and I got to relax at the back (of course always on the alert when he starts to lose control being distracted by the animals). He will stop at almost… >> read more


Doubles, Doubles On The Wall

Written by • Apr 26th, 2011 • Category: Fun with film
Probably the roll that was left fermenting for the longest time in my LC-A+. It was a roll I prepared for a double exposure … probably end of last year and then couldn’t find time to finish shooting it until now. It is pretty fun looking at the photos and go ‘Whoa! That was taken sometime in February this year!’. Here are the messy (I love mess!) photos … This one below was taken at the 2011 Chingay parade rehearsal. Oh man … how time flies! The first exposure in… >> read more


Sweaty Pinhole Day

Written by • Apr 24th, 2011 • Category: Digital stuffs
Joined some friends from LomotionSG for a World Pinhole Day outing to the zoo today and after being kicked outta bed by Fitzand at around 7am … it was a really tiring outing. To make things worse … weather was ultra hot and wifey was complaining about being hot and tired. Baaaah!!! Luckily I still managed to finish a roll of 120 on the Multi Pinhole Operator but I ain’t sure if anything is gonna come outta it. We’ll see tomorrow when I make a trip to the lab. Anyway… >> read more


Sun, Water, Fun, Kids

Written by • Apr 1st, 2011 • Category: Digital stuffs
Another day from my childcare leave was used up today. Spent more than half a day with Fitzand and his friends (plus teachers) at the zoo but this time … it ain’t the usual zoo trip. They had a small picnic at the kids’ play area and the little ones had a big blast! If you are wondering if Fitzand’s classmates are all girls … hahahaha … nope … but somehow most of the boys disappeared into the shades after a while. Hmm … allergic to sun and water? It… >> read more


ETRSi Test Shots

Written by • Jan 7th, 2011 • Category: Fun with film
The Bronica ETRSi has always been one of the camera I wanna lay my hands on to have a feel on how to operate such a camera. Recently a reasonably priced one came along and I grabbed it to have some medium format fun. It came with a 75mm f2.8 lens as well as the AE-II prism. It is one heavy beast and I stole a little time off from the trip to the zoo yesterday to burn some film to test it out. Struggled a bit and was trying… >> read more


Roar! Splish Splash!

Written by • Jan 6th, 2011 • Category: Digital stuffs
While waiting for the lab to finish processing the couple of rolls that I’ve sent it … and getting them scanned tonight … I thought maybe I could just post up this very short random video clip that I took yesterday at the zoo. Fitzand had a blast there (as you can see from the clips at the pool) and ended up with some new animal toys (again?!) as additional birthday presents. I think he had way too much fun. He was having some dreams about animals (or toy animals)… >> read more


Little Boss Turns 4!

Written by • Jan 5th, 2011 • Category: Lead Story
Almost an hour past midnight and it is already the 5th of January. This means it is my little boss’s birthday today! He went to bed earlier when I told him that tomorrow’s gonna be a long day … with a short birthday celebration with his friends at the childcare and then a trip to the zoo. He got his presents a little early this year (last week) and when we asked where he wanna go after the birthday celebration … he said … ‘to the zoo!!!’. Time seems to… >> read more


Lo Batt -.-

Written by • May 16th, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
My battery is running very low now as I’m typing this. After having one too many beer last night and waking up early morning to bring my family to the zoo … I haven’t really got any rest since my eyes opened this morning. We had great time at the zoo but unfortunately the ‘Mini Explorer’ thingie which we usually rent to cart Fitzand around was ‘out of stock’. That caused me to be his replacement ‘vehicle’ at the zoo and after about 5 hours there … I drove home… >> read more


Happy Birthday, Fitzand

Written by • Jan 5th, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
How time flies! Fitzand has just turned 3 years old today and I took leave to spend the day with him … starting the day with a short birthday party at the childcare he attends. We ordered a Thomas & Friends cake (he personally picked the cake!) and he was super happy to see it yesterday evening when we collected it. This is the first time he’s celebrating his birthday with his friends at the childcare (he hasn’t joined the childcare during his last birthday) and he was super duper… >> read more