Photos from my uni rugby match

a game I love so much that I am currently being sideline from an injury from it. 

For these photos, I was using my friend's Nikon D800 with a telephoto zoom.

I had never used Nikon before and it was rather fun, trying to learn while scrambling to get good shots, I did use my Leica for some close up shots. 

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and here are some photos from the Leica

accidentally push this to 6400, oops. even though it's out of focus but it did capture the feeling after the match has ended

accidentally push this to 6400, oops. even though it's out of focus but it did capture the feeling after the match has ended

lol

lol

super crisp when you get the focus locked on

super crisp when you get the focus locked on

wide open at f2 

wide open at f2 

when you use it right, this bloody camera delivers like no others

when you use it right, this bloody camera delivers like no others

Corporate Portrait fun

With the mid term exam coming to an end, I had a chance to do a corporate portrait yesterday for a french company and it was super fun. 

My friend Nong came along with me to help me out and thanks to him as I would never be able to work through it that quick without him. 

his photography fb is : NongZeraroid

The appointment was at 10am but we decided to turn up at 8am to look around and block the shots. We were shown around by the friendly staffs whom ready to participate in the photo shoot funness.  

At 10am we got our client to come down from his office and we went through all the shots with breeze. Everyone seem to enjoy themselves as I directed them to do some silly things (in corporate world, these actions are deem as crazy but to us it's not that crazy, like smiling. Nah I'm just joking :p) 

For the whole shoot, I used my trustee Leica M with 35mm summicron ASPH and a bouncer. I did try to use Nong's Canon DSLR at one point but my fragile recovering from a surgery shoulder wasn't helping out and the DSLR has to be given back to Nong. The Leica was a blessing as it wasn't heavy enough to make my shoulder uncomfortable and the quality of the image was just superb. Delicious I'd say. 

We were done by 12pm, here are some behind the scene photos where Nong was being my model while I was trying to block off the shots. 

trying to find an angle for this room 

trying to find an angle for this room 

science lab and what not

science lab and what not

cookies are done, freshly baked from the oven he said. 

cookies are done, freshly baked from the oven he said. 

the pen was a stand in for a beaker 

the pen was a stand in for a beaker 

corporate board room cliche

corporate board room cliche

A blast from the past in Bang Saen

A friend of mine invited me to visit him in Bang Saen, Chon Buri which is about an hour drive down the east coast of Bangkok.

There was an event in the theme of Blast from the past going on that night which included the old Thai cinema with live voice over from the most famous voice over crew in Thailand, snake dude with three lethal cobras and a lot more. Here are a few photos from the night

Shot with Leica M with 35mm summicron 

Ballroom dancers

Ballroom dancers

ladyboys in Thai Traditional costume, quite a juxtaposition 

ladyboys in Thai Traditional costume, quite a juxtaposition 

Nong, my local guide and Ms.Phuncita photo bombing.

Nong, my local guide and Ms.Phuncita photo bombing.

midnight art class

midnight art class

lovely couple from the area taking a night stroll through the market

lovely couple from the area taking a night stroll through the market

waiting area

waiting area

child labour? 

child labour? 

bullet proof but not zipper proof

bullet proof but not zipper proof

Second night out with Leica M

At first I felt a little pressure that may be I am not worthy of this camera and the photos that I capture would possibly be utterly hopeless. But after I started to take a few photos, I felt right into the groove again (minus the full mobility of my right shoulder, she's still a bit sore and stiff).

What I realised is not that I am not worthy of this camera but rather, what an amazing camera I have in my hand that allows me to capture my ideas easier and introduce me a few new things that I usually do not try to do. 

At the end of the night, I felt bewildered and blessed.

I felt like I can achieve anything with this camera and she would not let me down.

I felt more connected to this camera than any others that I have used before.

PS: the price tag possibly have some sorts of psychological effects on me and causing me to be more delirious than usual, that or the painkillers I am on  :p 

night time traffic 

night time traffic 

sukiyaki restaurant, founded in 1955

sukiyaki restaurant, founded in 1955

taxi break

taxi break

construction site does get pretty busy at night in Bangkok

construction site does get pretty busy at night in Bangkok

night time travellers

night time travellers

my companion for this street session

my companion for this street session

Bangkok fireflies 

Bangkok fireflies 

Bangkok city cleaner

Bangkok city cleaner

The new m (type 240)

Leica M 240 with 35mm Summicron

Ridiculous dynamic range and sharpness.

I was stunned by the quality of the images it can capture.

The following images are taken straight out from the camera with no adjustment other than White balance and cropping. 

Happy Valentine's day

one B&W

one B&W

Francis's up to no good

Francis's up to no good

Andres's trying out ukelele

Andres's trying out ukelele

Ouwan's wandering around in the garden

Ouwan's wandering around in the garden

Blue hour

Blue hour

Madame's trying her hands on Ukelele

Madame's trying her hands on Ukelele

Ouwan's prepping for dinner

Ouwan's prepping for dinner