A new hope

a new hope

Behind the shot
Camera: iphone 4
Cropped, edited, and filtered: camera 360 and Line Camera
Re-size: EverClipper
Credited: Phonto

Despite using Camera 360 quite for a while, I just found out that it has this B&W filter which leaves a certain area to be in colour. So I used it to crop, edit and apply the B&W green filter to the photo. This young plant has started to grow up next to the old dry one. I captured many photos of them by using iPhone, Olympus and Ricoh. I haven’t checked photos in Olympus and Ricoh yet but I was pretty satisfied with iPhone’s photos.

This post responds to Phoneography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel) which I choose Still Life photography for my entry.

Will you?

Will you still

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keep me in your memory

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when the time arrives and I will eventually disappear?

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Behind the shots:

App: Hipstamatic with ‘John S’ Lens and ‘Alfred Infrared’ film, no flash.

Re-size and credit: Typesetter

The 1st Monday for Phoneography Chellenge is Nature photography. So I decided to take photos of blooming flowers in my family’s pot plants. But when my eyes moved to see those withered flowers on soil, I reckoned that their beauty doesn’t exist forever. Their lives will finally come to an end like the other living things. However, those flowers return their values to the world with their lively and elegant posture for our eyes as well as their sweetness for birds and bees despite their short lives on the Earth. And when they die, they could turn to nourish their next followers.

Rewind the memories

 

 Play the laughter.

Rewind the memories.

Stop the pain.

Pause the happiness.

– Author Unknown –

Behind the shots

Camera: iPhone 4

Framing and writing: Shot Memo

I chose ‘Travel’ as an approach to Phoneography Challenge’s challenger choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel). Those photos were among of many photos created during the time I traveled with my friend in some states on the East Coast of the United States. At that time, I just got the App ‘Shot Memo’ for free so I was excited to use it for writing a short note on each photo and posted them on my Facebook wall as a brief version of my trip in the US.

When I went through those photos again, I found that the comments I put on those pictures were useful even though they were boring such as name of places or meals. Because they help me play back the memories; the exhausted moments, the happy time, the magnificent views, or the delicious meals.

Remembered the time I ate full breakfast at Joe’s cafe on the way to my friend’s home. I loved every thing on that plate especially scrambled egg and I was so in love with French Toast (ahh, just thinking of them makes my mouth watering). Or turned back time to those walking trails that I took: the Harkening Hill trail, the Huckleberry trail, and the Stony man trail. Recalled the moment of being entertained in the Broadway Show ‘Anything goes’. Enjoyed myself in those museums and art galleries. I could go on and on. Of course, I did face a few difficulties during my trip; however they couldn’t replace my moments of joy.

Hot Pot

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Behind the shot
Camera: Oggl app ‘Food filter’
Re-size and Credit: Typesetter

I snapped this photo by iPhone4 using application called Oggl in order to prove to my friend that Oggl ‘Food filter’ is good for taking Food photos. And I think this shot can confirm my comment.

My friend and I went to the restaurant named Tensho Yakitori at Digital Gateway Siam Center, Bangkok. It is a Japanese restaurant which focuses on Deep Fried and Grilled food in Japanese style. That dish’s name is Buta Kimchi Nabe or we can call it as Kimchi Soup with Pork because Buta (Japanese) means Pork and Nabe (Japanese) means hot pot.

Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings (source).

I really like Kimchi but I had never tried it as in hot pot before I ate that meal, and I liked this style too. However, I think it would be more suitable if we ate it in the cold weather, not in the hot and humid environment as Bangkok. Still, it was a tasty food.

You can see more of Phonegraphy Challenge: Challenger’s choice here.

4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel)

The broken ear

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Behind the shot

Camera: Hipstamatic with Lens ‘John S’ and Film ‘AO DLX’ on iPhone4

Re-size, caption and credit: Typesetter

It is my iPhone 4’s small talk. I’ve used this phone for 2 years and a half which I think it’s enough to cover the amount I’ve paid for. I use my phone almost everyday and I often listen to music via those earphones. When I saw those 3 parts were separated, I’d like to take some photos of them. Why? I didn’t know, perhaps I just wanted to post some on my Facebook wall. And after taking many photos, I liked its black and white versions the most.

I couldn’t put it in my ear as the front cover would remain in my ear hole when I pull the earphone from there. So I asked my dad to stick the front cover to the remaining part by glue. I didn’t hope much for the result. Anyway, finally it worked but the sound from that right side isn’t as loud as from the good left side. But I’m fine with that because I don’t want to buy the new earphones just for my iPhone 4. I hope everything will not fall apart until the new iPhone is released in this fall. (Cross Fingers).

This photo is for taking part in Phoneography Challenge: Black and White.

The scary cloud

It wasn’t smoke, it’s the cloud.

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Bangkok | Thailand | July 2013

It seemed that I was driving straight to it.

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Bangkok | Thailand | July 2013

Mother nature might want to tell us that sometimes the Nature can be beautiful, but sometimes she can be scary too.

Bangkok | Thailand | July 2013

Bangkok | Thailand | July 2013

Behind the shots:
Camera: iPhone4
Filtered: Camera360
Re-sized: Everclipper
Blog Credited: Phonto

I got those photos while I was driving back home this evening. The shape and color of the cloud truly impelled me to hold my iPhone for those shots. I knew that the photos aren’t that good, they were blurry but I think that blurriness might helps providing the feeling of motion and uncertainty for the scenes.

This post takes part in the Phoneography Challenge: Nature for this 1st Monday.

The practice

Spaghetti with pork spam and sweet basil

Spaghetti with pork spam and sweet basil

If you notice on the right-hand side of this blog’s homepage, you will see the category called ‘Cooking with my mom’ which I rarely post under it. I think I can be good at cooking but I didn’t get a chance to help my mom in our kitchen that much when I was young as my regular house chore was helping my dad clean our home. The time has passed so much and I started to realize that I need to learn how to cook from my mom especially know my favorite dishes’ recipe.

The above food was one of my attempts to cook my preferred dish. I helped her prepare this dish 3-4 times before but this time I mostly did it by myself. It started by heating up water with a bit of salt and then boiling spaghetti around 12 mins. In the meantime, chop pork spam into dice and stir them in skillet without any oil until their color turns to be darker. After 12 mins for spaghetti are up, check its state and if it’s ok, put it in room temperature water. Then, stir garlic and dry big chili with olive oil until color of garlic change from white to yellow. After that, put spaghetti along with fried pork spam and put seasoning ingredient which my mom teach me to use dry fish stock (from Japan) and Thai fish sauce (Yes! spaghetti with Thai Fish Sauce!). Lastly, put sweet basil and mix everything together until sweet basil is cooked.

That dish was our breakfast last Saturday. The taste was good and I hope that I can do it without my mom’s help next time.

Behind the shot
App: oggl
Re-size, Crop, Credit: Typesetter

On the 4th Monday of every month, the phoneograph challenge is our choice among Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel which I selected Food for this week. More photos from other challengers are here.

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

We are family

Wilbur, Charlotte, Babe…Come here. Let’s take a photo together.
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Hurry up!
family2

Say Cheese!
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Our Family Photo. Let’s send it to dad.
Our Family Photo.

Behind the shots
Lens: iPhone4’s camera
Filtered+cropped+framed: Line Camera
Re-sized: EverClipper
Blog Credit: LabelBox

I misunderstood that this week’s phoneography challenge is Black & White but it actually is macro. So I didn’t prepare anything for a response to this week’s challenge until before typing this post.

I chose to snap photos of this small pigs made from glass. The big one has diameter around 0.8 inches while 0.2 inches for the small objects. They looked like a family so I created the story for the above shots.

See more Macro photos: Phoneography Challenge: Macro Mobile Photography.