Photography on a rainy day

Given the amount of rainfall in Singapore, rainy days are part and parcel of life here. Rainy days present interesting  photography opportunities as after a huge down pour, it can turn otherwise mundane stuff into great subjects. Here are a few ways you can let your creativity run wild on a rainy day.  

  • Reflections from puddles of water

  • Stormy clouds

  • Playing in the rain

  • People working in the rain

Awarded in “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3)

Been so busy that I totally missed the results. 😄My entry entitled, ” Devotion – Thaipusum in Singapore ” was awarded the following in the PX3.FR photo competition.

Third Prize(Bronze) in Non-Professional category Portraiture – Culture.

Honourable mention in Non-Professional category Press – Other Projects

My awarded series here.

Other winners here.

My entry entitled “Anticipation” came in Third in the Non-Professional category Portraiture – Wedding in the People’s Choice award.

My awarded entry here.

Other winners here.

The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. The jury selected PX3 2014’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

Xpro-1 to X-E2

The XE-2 kit was on sale recently with many freebies such as leather case, the XF 60mm macro, grip and etc. This makes an already affordable camera better value for money. After I sold off my Xpro-1 body, I bought the XE-2 set. I sold off the XF60mm and the kit lens. I also bought the XF27mm at a great promotional price.
Here are a few thoughts after getting the camera.
Build Quality
The build quality is definitely a notch below that of the Xpro-1. The heavy body of the Xpro-1 does feels much more premium and expensive. The XE-2 feels light and plastic, but still a notch above full plastic compacts. Mounted with a XF27mm, the XE-2 is almost the same size as the X100S/T cameras.
OVF vs EVF
I enjoyed the OVF of the Xpro-1 but the EVF of the XE-2 is bright and clear, and is a welcoming change to my ageing eye.
Speed
The most significant improvement will be SPEED. Review speed, AF speed and power on speed, the camera feels much faster and speedier. Coupled with the XF27mm, the AF is almost instantaneous.
Compromises?
What would have been the best X-camera for me will be to combine the built quality of Xpro-1 with the speed and EVF of XE-2. Will Xpro-2 meet the mark? We should see.

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John Legend at Singapore GrandPrix 2014

9 time Grammy award winner John Legend, performed at the recent Singapore Grandprix 2014. We were fortunate to catch his one hour live performance. Fantastic piano play, amazing band and fabulous singing!

I brought my Xpro-1 to the concert as well, but given my longest XF lens is the 35mm 1.4, I decided to bring my old Minolta MD 135mm F2.8 lens mounted via an adapter. My trusty Ricoh GR covered the wide angle shots.

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