Moments In Asia

Spring 2014 was the best time of my life.

I spent 35 days exploring 11 different cities in Japan, China and Southeast Asia as a work assignment. I had chance to see new places, meet new people and experience new things I had never done before. This is my visual diary of the journey shot entirely on iPhone 5s.

Markus Kontiainen

Hello, stranger

I found this little stranger while I was walking around Daikanyama, Tokyo during my latest trip in Japan. I believed that it was caterpillar. This one might not be that tiny but it was quite smaller than its surrounding. So I didn’t notice it at first until I really paid attention to the little green one holding on the rim of the seating.

I said : “Hello, stranger”

And then …
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Behind the shot:
– iPhone 5s’ native camera
– iOS Photo app.
– Fuzel for a frame, a sticker, and a blog credit.
– Resize Image for the image size adjustment.

This photo is a respond to Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Macro.

How to see sun rising

Hua Hin | Thailand | Jan-2014

Hua Hin | Thailand | Jan-2014

This image showed us how my colleague saw the sunrise. Ha Ha … Not really. Actually, I asked her to jump for me so I could utilize the ‘Burst’ mode on my iPhone 5s and I luckily got a good set of photos. I then applied the HDR filter in FotoRus, added text in Phonto and adjusted new picture size in ‘Resize Image’.

I posted this picture in order to respond to the Phoneography Challenge, Your Phone as Your Lens which I selected Travel for this week’s challenger choice.

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
Instagram
Vintique
EverClipper

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)

Bamboo path

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Behind the shot:
Captured with iPhone 5s’s native camera.
Applied a filer in Basic Camera.
Added text in Phonto.
Resized the photo with EverClipper.

Brief story:
This photo was took during my trip in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. I was there in the beginning of December 2013. The bamboo groves is one of well-known tourist attractions in Arashiyama. It was so crowded during my visit so I felt like I didn’t let myself touch the calmness of surrounding bamboos.

This post is an entry for Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Nature .

The opposite

– To the political situation in Thailand –

We swim differently.
We think differently.
We act differently.
We fly differently.
Therefore, you choose to get rid of us.

Us who believe in one man = one vote.

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iPhone5s’ native camera.
VSCOcam
TypoPIC
EverClipper
Line Camera

Phoneography Challenge: Street Photography