Exploring and Capturing My Workplace’s Neighboring Streets in Redscale

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One hot and sunny day, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to go explore my workplace’s surroundings during my lunch time. Photos captured had the full redscale range from dark orange to a tinge of green.

Credits: uncle_jay

It can be very difficult to find time to go on a lomo walk during the weekday when you’re working. Chances are, the only time that you can go for a quick escape and adventure is during lunch time or after work (that is, if you can leave work on time).

For me, I do try to maximize my lunch time with a quick lomo walk whenever possible. Recently, I had that opportunity to take a break and explore my workplace’s surroundings.

In a way, I am lucky to be working away from Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD). My workplace is situated in a residential estate so the pace is a little slower than that if you’re in the CBD, where people are rushing from one place to another.

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As a Lomographer, the challenge is to find something interesting to shoot. But one particular neighborhood feature stood out and I’ve always wanted to check it out. It was a linear park.

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I’ve not heard of a linear park before and that intrigued me. So one bright and sunny day, armed with my Rainbow V (a Vivitar UWS clone) and loaded with a DIY Lucky SHD 200 Redscale film, I went exploring this “park”.

This linear park starts from Marine Parade Road and ends close to New Upper Changi Road. One of the more interesting sites is a piece of land that locals say used to be a cemetery.

Because of the limited time I had and the mid-day heat, I was only able to explore half of the park, but it was enough as it gave me a pretty good picture of what it’s about.

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It serves as a walking/running/cycling track by many of the residents in the early morning and evenings…

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… with public exercise equipment along the park..

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… and has quite a few benches for people to sit, rest, and perhaps catch up on the local gossip…

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and I even discovered rows of old shop houses at Figaro Street.

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The interesting thing about this particular walk was that I got a fellow colleague to tag along with me and he was amused at all the little things that caught my eye during this short break. I guess that’s what makes a lomographer.

See the rest of the album here.

written by uncle_jay on 2012-09-03 in #world #locations #residential #shophouse #neighbourhood #urban-adventures #redscale #siglap #rainbow-v #uws-clone #singapore #parks

3 Comments

  1. lokified
    lokified ·

    I live in a fairly central part of Sydney and get a 40 minute
    Inch break, which is time enough to walk in any direction and get to Glebe or the Fish Markets or Newtown or the University. I'll often take my Diana Mini on a walk, or even just my mobile & hipstamatic. It's relaxing and gets me away from the stress of the office. :)

  2. uncle_jay
    uncle_jay ·

    @lokified: do shoot the your workplace surrounds in analogue. The results can surprise you.

  3. lokified
    lokified ·

    @Uncle_jay I do! And they do! Actually a large portion of my film experiements happen either on the way to or from work. Hence the same places tending to turn up :D

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