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.

Travel theme: Wood

I found this wood floor at MuakLek Paradise Resort when I joined the new year party of my division. I liked how the wood pattern was emphasized via black and white photography.

Muak Lek | Thailand | 2013

Muak Lek | Thailand | 2013

Alone in the dark

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Today I tried an updated app called Vintique. It has been in my iPhone for 2-3 years and it has been updated recently to fit the iOS 7 operating system. The new UI is much better than the previous version. I believe that it also has a new function which users can apply pattern to pictures.

Behind the shot:
iPhone 5s’ native camera

The picture was taken at Haneda airport where we could go to the observatory to look at airplanes. Unfortunately, we didn’t see much because it was dark and cold. I was left alone on the deck and I had a few minutes to capture photos.

Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as your Lens: Black and White (Black vs. White)

The sky in a city

Yesterday (Sunday) I went outside to have lunch with my parents and brother. I tried to snap photos for this Monday’s Black & White phoneography challenge, and it ended up to this image which I chose for the challenge.

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It’s quite hard to get a photo of clear sky when you are living in a city. Anyway, I think a signal tower provided an interesting aspect to look at for the photo. At first, the photo was in colour and I used Camera 360 to create a black and white version. Then, I used Phonto and EverClipper for writing down this blog’s credit and resizing it respectively.

The war inside

I think ignorance might not be able to save me anymore. When I feel like there is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. I’ve never thought I would encounter this kind of situation before. Last night it happened again and I couldn’t sleep well so I have a headache all day. It seems that I can’t do anything about it. When I dare to touch an issue, that person turns the hate toward me.

I could feel that there is an invisible war inside this place where used to be a warm stay. Even though I wanted to ignore it, that person wouldn’t let me. I’m punished because I chose to turn a blind eye to that issue. As I chose to walk away, the war has started…

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I’m stressed.

I fear for the next untrue accusation that person will throw at me.

I’m exhausted.

App: Oggl

Re-size & Text: Typesetter

Phoneography Challenge: Black-and-White

Start a War by The National