I am fond of flowers, especially roses. I just love them. I used to have a mini garden full of roses back in my hometown but they all died when I went abroad. Luckily, I still have the chance to enjoy the sight of roses here in Hong Kong. I always go to the Kowloon Park to find those flowers. They bloom at their best at spring when the temperature is quite cool. In fact, I also took pictures of them. Enjoy! 😀
I knew my camera had the Miniature Effect mode but I didn’t know how to use it or even had interest to explore it before a friend uploaded a pic to our Kampret page. When I saw the pic he uploaded, I blurted out in confidence, “Oh, it’s a scale model!!!”, then my friend said it was the real deal but taken with an effect which made it look like a model. Ooopsie!
Suddenly, it struck me. I saw it somewhere but where??!! Yep, my camera has the feature. Here I go again, taking pics with a lot of tips from my dear friend. Long shots. Wide angles.Take pictures from above or at least higher ground if possible. Don’t let people come too near to the camera or else it doesn’t look mini. Enjoy! 🙂
I’ve always been fascinated by the night photography my friends took. What fascinates me the most is the effect of the lights looking like stars. I read about how to make them but with my pocket camera? Naaah, I was not so sure. I couldn’t change the settings as I wish. But tonight I took pictures of the night with starry lights by accident, again. Actually I had the same accident last week but the pic wasn’t so sharp so I just shared it in the group I am in.
Usually I don’t use flash when taking night scenes when the light is adequate and tonight I added the flash for the sake of being curious. I remembered using the flash with the icon “star above the head” when I took my first starry light so I used it again and taaaadaaaa….. I have the stars 😀
Still the same night when I took pictures about the blue night. Out of boredom, I played my camera around. I took decent photos but soon I got even more bored so I started to move it up and down, diagonally, in circles. I didn’t know what people thought about me that time. I knew some of them were looking at me but I didn’t care. I was busy making abstracts photos then. I was experimenting Intentional Camera Movement. I was really curious about it so here are some of the results 🙂
I saw a picture of a friend at Kampret about night scene. I saw something different in that picture, the night sky was blue, unlike those pics of mine. I like taking picture of the night but I never had any night picture with blue sky.
And yesterday evening I happened to have a chance to be out at dusk because I had to pick Jaimee up after a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland with her classmates and teachers. The bus came really late so while waiting, I played with my camera. I was so bored so I began taking pictures. Well not only night pictures but also some ICM that I would share in another post.
When I came to that place the sky was cloudy. There was even a little bit of rain after that. Not for too long, though. And around 07.00 PM the sky cleared up. I saw a hint of blue between the clouds. I set my camera immediately for I didn’t want to lose the moment. And here are some of the best pics I took last night.
I got these pictures when I went out for a hike on my own. I usually hesitate to hike without a group of friends but that time I made up my mind and went out alone with camera in hand and of course a spare of battery. Here are what I found along the way. Enjoy!
I don’t know why but I always find taking picture of people from behind is interesting. It’s like playing peek-a-boo but more like trying to figure out their expressions behind those backs instead of taking direct shots to their face. It’s like playing puzzle. Here some of my collections
These children are excited to get into the warm water. They can't wait to have a splashing warm moment in the midst of cold weather of spring.
These lovebirds are hand in hand walking down a narrow passage served as pedestrian area.
A daughter is taking his sick father for a walk. A rare sight in Hong Kong because usually they pay a caregiver instead of taking care of the elderly by themselves.
A dad wears his baby while the mother is pushing elder sibling in a stroller.
A man is capturing the blooming Magnolias in Rose Garden, Kowloon Park Hong Kong.