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.
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.
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.
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.
It serves as a walking/running/cycling track by many of the residents in the early morning and evenings…
… with public exercise equipment along the park..
… and has quite a few benches for people to sit, rest, and perhaps catch up on the local gossip…
and I even discovered rows of old shop houses at Figaro Street.
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.