“Odd when you still carry your learning curve from school, theory, theory and nothing but theory. I find it efficient to go outside and practice. Learn from experience.
Same with my ‘The 100 Manual Settings Project’, I know I won’t learn just by asking the spies, read and share their tips, be amazed and inspired by their images and accomplishments. I know I have to go out and experience their stories, set my camera to manual and sometimes fall with my equipment. So, aside from blogging inspirations and interviews , I also need to post my output, to share if my personal project is of any help, or just a plain blogpost that increases backlinks of other blogs.
I started with Lower Seletar Reservoir, the above mentioned title is my 2nd of a series.
Scout your intended location
Back in my previous post IPL attends blog awards, did Photography 101, I learned that you can always ‘ask google’ about your next shooting destination, and though it gave me a decent amount of result with images, I didn’t find my target shooting location for the day as a favourite spot for landscape photographers. Equipped with the mindset the day before to shoot there(you might call it hard-headedness in other words :)) I still proceed with some hope to find interesting subject(s).
Yishun Dam is located near Yishun Ave. 1, roughly around 3.5 km from Northpoint Shopping Centre. It is a haven for bikers and car enthusiasts at night.
Do not go back without a keeper
I went there with a cab because there is no bus service along that area. I started at the other end of the bridge and reached the other end with disappointment. Hoping to set -up my equipment early ‘coz the sun will be out in a few minutes, I went to the nearby ‘makeshift jetty’ (No Trespassing), went on the other side and walked back on the opposite side of the place I alighted.
I told myself I have to take a picture no matter what, so I decided to walk rather than wait for a cab, the sun is almost out, and then I saw this tree:-
A Day Without Rain
Gear up for a long walk in case
At least I have some pictures to bring home. I walked around 3 km hoping to see some good subjects along the way to the nearest reservoir, but my bad I wore slippers, my feet went sore because of the water and mud that dried when I walked along the grass. Lesson? Always wear comfy shoes or preferably waterproof hiking shoes. ;)
Maximus is going Home
For this last image, I intentionally left the lens flare. I personally like the way where it appeared. Just like the trending overcast and dreamy look for fashion portraits where it is good when it flares!
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