Loneliness within

Among others
My emotional turbulence.
You will never know.

Keep smiling.
Keep chatting.
Keep away my eyes from your face.

Ignore the solitude.
With all my willpower.
Erase the loneliness within.

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Behind the scene:
– iPhone 5s
– Enhanced and Black&White filters in Camera 360
– Additional Mono Filter and Blog credit in Phonto
– Smaller size in Resize Image

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Black and White

The Classic

My aunt is good at taking photos as she has practised since she was in her 20s. She would ask my brother and me to be her models for practising. As a result, we have hundred photos of us when we were kids. A few of them have been framed and attached inside our home. She would capture us in colour as well as black and white. However, I always lamented over monochrome photograph whenever she used black and white films. Being a kid, I certainly prefer myself in colourful images to the grey-out ones. She would tell me that the black and white photos were timeless and classic, and I would come to understand its advantage when I grew up.

And yes, I eventually see what she meant.

Chonburi | Thailand | 2014

Chonburi | Thailand | 2014

I photographed my grandma at her home during our visit last month (March-2014). I started to fall in love with black and white photography for a while, and I’d like to explore for more. One of my observation over monochrome photograph is that it really suits portraits of senior people. The lines on their skin show the beauty of ageing that no one can avoid. I chose this picture as an entry to Monochrome Madness Week 10 hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky.

This was my third week in a row for my participation. I might not be able to join this wonderful madness next week as I’m so busy with my work right now. As I needed to work overtime this weekend (both Saturday and Sunday). I also want to apologise to any of fellow bloggers if I haven’t checked your updated posts as frequent as as I’d like to. Hopefully, my work will be lessened in the upcoming weeks.

Before the hottest day

As I’ve mentioned earlier in this post about the hottest day in Bangkok (Thailand), I went outside to meet my friend before that day and it was still another hot day. Actually I didn’t want to leave my house for the strong sunlight and burning temperature. But I needed to meet my friend because I had already postponed our appointment once. We would like to meet up in order to swap souvenirs that we’ve bought for each other from travel, mine was from Japan while hers was from India and Chiang Mai (a province in Thailand).

We decided to eat at a Korean restaurant in Korean Town near the Asoke BTS station. I carried my FujiFilm X-E1 with me so I grasped an opportunity to snap photos around station area while I was waiting for her. I chose one of those pictures for the Monochrome Madness Week 9 hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky.

Bangkok | Thailand | 2014

Bangkok | Thailand | 2014

My friend and I had a great time eating and catching up on our life. After having lunch, we continued our conversation at a cafe called Hollys which was a franchise from Korea. I ordered Iced Blended Sweet Potatoes which I had never tried it before, and lucky me that it was delicious as well as suitable for the hot day like this.

Bangkok | Thailand | 2014

Bangkok | Thailand | 2014

Despite the hot weather, it was a pleasant afternoon to spend my time with my good friend.

Thirsty?

Hooray! I’ve finally survived the hottest day in Bangkok (my city) according to our National Meteorological Department. They’ve forecasted that the temperature in Bangkok would be the highest one as the Sun would be perpendicular to Bangkok today (27 April 2014).

Thailand’s weather is hot and humid, and we are now in Summer which April is usually the hottest month of the season. And how did I take on today’s hot weather? No, I didn’t turn on an air conditioner in my room. In order to save my energy, I just did nothing except lying on my bed, reading a book and playing a game on my iPad as the weather was way too hot to do anything. And I drank a lot of cool water.

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I didn’t drink it from a glass though. My water container was a vacuum flask. Still, the above image could represent the iced cooling system that kept me survive during the hot day like this. That image was also the one I sent to present on the Monochrome Madness post co-hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky. It was the first time I joined this weekly madness even though it has already come to the 8th week.

This monochrome gathering really provides me with the opportunity to observe the world through other people’s eyes. I truly enjoy seeing their works as they are profoundly inspiring.

Who are you?

Sorry, I can’t remember her name.
I met her at an office of trekking tour operator.
And being me who is a bit crazy about cats.
I needed to take photos of her.

I followed her around to capture her pictures on iPhone 4.
Using my favourite application called ‘Hipstamatic’.
She tried to move away from me.
But she couldn’t go so far due to limited space in the office.

From the look on this photo, she might have wanted to ask me all these questions.
“Who are you?”
“Why do you follow me?”
“Do you want my camping BBQ?”
“No way! This is mine. You go and find it for yourself”

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Remarks: My regular post on Monday is a respond to Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge by Sally. Sally has already informed us that she will be on vacation for 2 weeks so she won’t be able to update the challenge posts on this and next Monday. However, I still want to keep my posts as always so I decided to submit this post for a respond to the theme of the 3rd Monday which is Black & White photography.