Playgrounds are familiar places for us growing up, and Singapore certainly does not lack any! One can expect to find a playground consisting of slides, swings, see-saws, trazpee rings and climbers in any neighbourhood. However, there are some playgrounds in Singapore built in the 1970s that remain iconic and reflect an older generation of non-technology bound kids who run around playing catch, hide and seek and police-and-thief.
We came across one such bird-themed playground at Dakota Crescent, and this week we visited another well-known playground located at Toa Payoh, this time in the theme of the Chinese dragon. During this trip we had the company of our friends Deon and Deborah, both photographers in their own right and we knew we were going to have fun with and learn a lot from two experienced folks!
We used three different cameras for our adventure in Toa Payoh; our trusty Fujifilm X-T10, the timeless Polaroid Spectra ImagePro and a disposable 35mm camera. For this entry, we decided to ‘mix’ up our photos, which will detail our complete journey rather than distinguishing the photos according to type.
Meeting the Dragon
Exploring Ol’ Toa Payoh
Of course, this entry would not be complete without featuring some of our pals’ photos taken during this trip (warning):
Equipment: Sony a7ii with Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 lens.
We did warn you that they were really good…! If you would like to check out Deon’s other photos, please click here!
We thoroughly enjoyed this photo-outing with Deborah and Deon! We were blessed with the conversations we have had with them, and learnt a great deal about their photography techniques and equipment. Their insights into photography have inspired us to take better photos and look at street photography through different lenses.
As always, we look forward to more photo-outings with them (and anyone else who is keen)!