Last sunday I was invited by Anna of Dine with Annna to join them (bloggers) for a eat/shoot/play/buat lawak session in town.
We met up at the Next Cafe (享记茶室) a fehmes (famous) eatery in Kuching. Its famous for many things, namely the delicious noodles(some may disagree), the long wait, the delicious soup, the long wait, the cramped of the shop, the long wait, and probably the antic’s of the workers and shopkeepers of Next Cafe.
Our initial table was too small to fit all six of us therefore we ‘extended’ it when the people in the next table left. Then the food slowly came. And instead of digging in immediately we, as usual started taking photos first!
We finished up our brunch hastily and was “halau-ed” (driven away) by an aunty who could not wait to sit down at our table, she was forcing her handbag on top of Timothy’s camera bag LoL. Some people. Walked to bishop’s gate and Timothy whipped out his light shaping tool. Anna and Yien Yien decided to play at the door / arch / gate.
The next photo was the most interesting and hilarious one. Yien Yien, Rose, and Anna posed for me with their hair covering their faces, was intended to create a creepy photo. Then I made a comment “Smile a bit” and they did (I didn’t know, I was making a joke) I followed up to my own comment, “As if can see”. Then they were laughing, I realised that they actually smiled when I asked them to. LOL!!!!
Faces of Timothy =)
So after that we walked to the Old court house. But our journey was interrupted. xD by lek tau suan (Sweet green beans).
The Aunty (seller) was curious and asked where we were from. Actually every time I go to shoot at carpenter street area, we get asked that a lot.
So finally we made it to old court house looking for places to take photo. And Yien Yien was posing for Timothy when something funny happened. A kid saw her from opposite side of the road and started screaming out on the top of his lungs telling its dangerous and she should get down or was it to tell his parents I have no idea but that kid is loud! xD
*Instead of making animations I decided to lay it all out in sequence. I think its better than animated, cos it would mean larger files but at smaller resolutions.
Not to be outdone…
So instead Cynthia and Anna decided to show some of the other ninja skills they knew…
I noticed that light bounce off many things, even on cloudy days.
As you can see from the photo above the green cast is coming from the blades of the “grass” (I have no idea what it is, definitely not grass, lets just call it grass for easier reference). Even up to the brows. That day it was rainy and quite cloudy. Yet it was bright enough to show the cast on Anna’s face.
I like the feel of the next shot, but it had a bit of green cast so I tried to post process the photo, and while I was at it, I removed some pimples.
I also added some red tone to the hair, looks kinda nice. No? There is still a hint of green on the temple, but much better than the original shot. IMHO.
It was a very fun sunday for me. We all decided to go to Song Kheng Hai to have a drink and then left for home.
When she realize that I was taking her photo…
till next time.. Chao!
Gear: Nikon D300, 50mm. 17-55mm. 80-200mm, 10-20mm & images were shot in JPG.