Chinatown- Mooncake Festival Lights 2015

The time for the traditional Chinese Mooncake Festival has arrived (and gone haha)!

On 2nd October, we decided to make a trip to Chinatown to enjoy some of the Mooncake Festival lightings by going on a photography adventure! Together with Sandra’s best friend, SK, we took some photos with the Lomo Instant Camera.

Here are some of our favourite shots taken (which was scanned)! Some did not turn out the way we envisioned, but we are very thrilled with most of the shots in any case.

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We love this 7eleven shot in the middle of the alley; although we struggled with the aperture setting, it’s always a joy to learn how to master a camera!
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Multiple Exposure: This was taken near Ann Siang Hill; the background was a row of shophouses and the foreground (albeit dim) featured Damian against more low-rise buildings. Ann Siang Hill is popular for its bars and cafes, so you should definitely check it out as a night haunt!
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Multiple Exposure: The background is a row of lanterns located beneath the bridge at Chiantown. From L-R: Damian, Sandra, SK!
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Multiple Exposure: Background featured a shophouse (commonly found in Chinatown) with (more) Chinese lanterns. From L-R: SK and Sandra!
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Multiple exposure: Background taken on the Chinatown bridge, against the backdrop of some beautifully lit shophouses. We LOVE this shot because the lights bring out the festive mood. Our faces could also be seen (YAY)! From L-R: SK, Sandra, Damian
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Rows of lanterns on a busy street in the evening. Damian took quite a risk while walking across the street taking the photo, but the result was worth it!
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Long exposure shutter: We went to a dark alley around Ann Siang Hill, and unleashed a laser pen, which proved useful in this shot. D for Damian!
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Long exposure shutter: SK really did it so well here, with the colours coming out so prominently! The laser pen allows colours to alternate, so the effect was beautiful!

Chinatown is a cultural heritage site for the local Chinese population; one can expect to find a variety of traditional goods sold (calligraphy, antiquities and general tourist-y stuff as usual). One should definitely not miss the opportunity to visit Chinatown!

Till next week,



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