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Glebe Street Fair 2012

The 18th Nov was a special day for me as I visited Glebe Street Fair for the first time and also first ever I shot with Kodak Tri-X 400. Without a single doubt I fell in love with both.
One thing you need to know before you head to Glebe Street Fair is that it's really crowded. It may not be very clear on the photo, but she is taking a photo of Glebe Point Rd that is packed with the crowd, river of people flowing on the street. More people means more interesting stuffs to look for, so it's good for me!
Festival Smile The band was seriously rocking the little ladies :) Great vibe of the day and it looked very cute. Rock n Roll babe Rock n Roll~!
One Honney Gazing ... Then, there was a samba parade in the middle of Glebe Point Rd. It looked good (obviously) but I wasn't very good at focusing. Oh dear, this is the time you definitely don't wanna miss :) Thankfully even after my clumsy manual focusing manouver, I could save some shots. Zone focusing next time for sure.

Talking in Notes

This year August I was invited to the graduation ceremony of the pastor of the church my mom attends every weekend. He just finished his doctorate in theology and asked me and other friends of mom to take the photos of the event.

When I went to the concert hall of the university where the ceremony was held, I also learnt that his son and daughter will play live classical music as a part of the ceremony. His son plays the cello, and his daughter plays the pipe organ. Even better they are real professional players, not just amateur hobbyists. I was extremely fortunate enough to enjoy the amazing sound right in front of my nose, eyes and ears :)

In the end, I even felt a bit sorry for the pastor since I ended up taking more photos of his children playing the instruments than him, but I believe he will forgive me.

This was my first time I listened the cello sound this close. I can't really describe it, but what a beautiful instrument it is! I still can't forget the warmth of sound…

Central Coast and The Joy of Having No Choices

One thing I really do love about shooting film is that I don't have to do post-processing, almost none. Not because I can't do it as I get my photos scanned and view them on my laptop, but doing it seems that I'm negating my own effort. All the process of development is the post processing for the film, so after spending so much time on it, I don't feel right to do any digital processing on them. Unless ... I absolutely need it to bring my mistakes from the dark side ^^

So it's a good news for me, no post processing time to spend. You would understand the joy of not doing it if you have done it yourself many times before. It's like you went to the biggest shopping centre in the world to do Christmas shopping for 100 people, then even before you put one step into the building, someone just finished the shopping and handed over the bags of presents to you, so to speak.

Yes, doing digital processing is like going into the biggest shopping mall. There are overwhelm…

Coming Back to Sydney Streets

Finishing off the holiday mode after coming back from China, now is the time to get back to Sydney. This time I wasn't really sure what to shoot, so just decided to hit the familiar streets expecting something unexpected.

First I met Jake. He is a surfer and an illustrator. This was his very first time doing artwork on the wall. And well, his work was not exactly a graffiti type, more of an illustration work doing on the wall. Happy man with bright personality.

The painting was for the coffee store which you can see the sign above. One thing I should try next time is the coffee from this cafe. It seems to have cool and trendy atmosphere. I suppose the taste of coffee would be as nice as it looks.

Next, after a long walk around the city I saw this little summer breaker near Darling Harbour. What better thing can you do during a hot summer day? The whole water structure was his playground and I really wished I could jump with him. It's a hot day after all. 

I have to say the abo…