Friday, September 29, 2006


solitude, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

a simple street lamp on a textured wall
an excerise with colors and textures

Nikon D2x
90mm F2.8 Tamron macro

Friday, September 22, 2006

painted faces
painted faces, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

i shot this about 1 year ago during the national day celebrations...
these guys were waiting for their turn in the parade, this was a kind of holding area for the armoured vehicals

Nikon D70
Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

gerard, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

gerard looking cool for the crowd :)
this was taken on new year's eve in an underground passage...people were moving to a location where they could catch the fireworks display...stopping for a moment to watch these flatlanders do their thing :)

Nikon D70
Nikkor 50mm f1.8

against the flow
against the flow, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

an old man collecting scrap paper to sell for a few dollars...
i saw him pushing his load against the flow of traffic while waiting for the lights to change to cross the road...

Nikon D70
Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8

Monday, September 18, 2006

Ejing with Sony
Ejing with Sony, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

this is not an ad for sony :)
the girl's name is Ejing, i did some portrait photos with her, the original idea for the shot was for her to strecth out her hand towards the camera so i can get some depth in the photo, but that didn't look quite right :P

i figured something was missing and ask her to hold out the mobile phone instead :) i quite like the results here

the photo on the phone was PP into the shot after :)

Nikon D2x
Nikkor 50mm f1.8

the handoff

field trip4, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

kids from a local kindergarden having their field trip :)
getting ready for the "exciting" boat ride :)

this little guy was the last one in line :)

Tokina 12-24mm f4

colors of life
colors of life, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

the color palette of a street painter...
on film...on digital...or on paper...we are doing the same thing that we enjoy, freezing a moment in time


clubstreet, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

an old abandoned building in Chinatown
the street name is Clubstreet
i find this place interesting cause its a T-junction on a slope with curvy roads :)
a good place for wide angle shot

Tokina 12-24mm f4

subway seats
subway seats, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

these seats in the subway station was shot at the Buangkok MRT
a newly open station with not much people traffic

camera : D2x
lens : 12-24mm

nikon girls

nikon girls, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

taken at a local IT fair
my "brand" of girls :)
i also did some portrait photos with the last girl esther :)

many people say that the Nikon booth had the prettiest show girls :) i hav to agree :P

Sigma 28mm f1.8

pagoda street
pagoda street, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

night photography in Chinatown
this was during the mooncake festival when it was crowded
i want to to show the movement of the people with the use of slow shutter

camera : D70
lens : 18-70mm
tripod used

mobile kitchen

mobile kitchen, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

this is a mobile kitchen used for cooking duties at the outdoor banquet :)
its actually a converted lorry with hydralic doors on all sides

converted to b/w
camera : D2x
lens : 12-24mm
sb-600 flash

chop chop chop

chop chop chop, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

a few chefs chopping up crispy roast pig
this was an outdoor banquet during the 7th month(ghost month) celebrations

the color version looks a little gory :P so i converted this to b/w
color is just a distraction anyway...


butterfly, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

inspired by the movie "memoirs of a geisha"
her name is Yanling, a niece of a fren :)

i'm still looking for the perfect model to recreate that mood i saw in the movie poster

Sigma 28mm f1.8

life is great

life is great, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

life is great even when you are a toy :)

camera : Panasonic LZ-1

ghost train
ghost train, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

an almost empty train in the local subway
shot on film with my Nikon FM3a