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the heartlands

noun

    1. Any central area, as of a state, nation, or continent;
    2. The core or most vital area;
    3. Where the home is;
    4. Where the heart is.

Posts tagged chinatown

Apr 22 '12
Mar 28 '12
handcarryonly:

X-Pro1 Diaries: I’m Going Down, To Chinatown!
View the rest of my ongoing X-Pro1 experiences and photos
Considering Singapore is filled with Chinese people, I wonder if any one else finds it strange that we have a Chinatown. (well technically, the demographical breakdown is as follows: Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4%, according the CIA Factbook). In any case, there’s a Chinatown in Singapore, and apart from the usual deluge of restaurants (no Chinatown is complete without the requisite offerings of food), the rest is more Chinoiserie than Chinese, mostly an oriental show put up as a tourist offering, tacky souvenirs at every turn. But despite my misgivings, it provided an interesting enough subject to shoot.
The Camera
This is my 5th day of shooting with the X-Pro1, and now that I know the camera likes to set a shutter speed of 1/52 with my 35mm lens (sometimes resulting in camera shake), I chose a shutter speed of 1/250, manually selected my aperture, and let the camera deal with the ISO. This worked a treat, and until Fuji decides to update the firmware to allow users to set a minimum shutter speed, this will be the way I shoot.

Couple walking along Smith Street

Tourist toting a big camera

Hanging on the door

Roasted chestnuts for sale

Chinese opera masks

Medicines and remedies

Along Temple Street

Thai sailors on R&R perusing trinkets

Friendly chef

The Lomography man

Rush hour traffic
Click here to view my other posts on the Fuji X-Pro1 and see more photos

Now that someone’s mentioned it - yeah, it is actually kind of weird we have a Chinatown! But only if you think about it as the Chinese being the majority group. Once upon a time, we were something like a minority too. We were once immigrants too.

handcarryonly:

X-Pro1 Diaries: I’m Going Down, To Chinatown!

View the rest of my ongoing X-Pro1 experiences and photos

Considering Singapore is filled with Chinese people, I wonder if any one else finds it strange that we have a Chinatown. (well technically, the demographical breakdown is as follows: Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4%, according the CIA Factbook). In any case, there’s a Chinatown in Singapore, and apart from the usual deluge of restaurants (no Chinatown is complete without the requisite offerings of food), the rest is more Chinoiserie than Chinese, mostly an oriental show put up as a tourist offering, tacky souvenirs at every turn. But despite my misgivings, it provided an interesting enough subject to shoot.

The Camera

This is my 5th day of shooting with the X-Pro1, and now that I know the camera likes to set a shutter speed of 1/52 with my 35mm lens (sometimes resulting in camera shake), I chose a shutter speed of 1/250, manually selected my aperture, and let the camera deal with the ISO. This worked a treat, and until Fuji decides to update the firmware to allow users to set a minimum shutter speed, this will be the way I shoot.

couple walking along smith street

Couple walking along Smith Street

fellow photographer

Tourist toting a big camera

hanging on the door

Hanging on the door

roasted chestnuts for sale

Roasted chestnuts for sale

chinese opera masks

Chinese opera masks

medicines and remedies

Medicines and remedies

Temple Street singapore

Along Temple Street

thai sailors and trinkets

Thai sailors on R&R perusing trinkets

Friendly chef

Friendly chef

The Photo man

The Lomography man

rush hour traffic

Rush hour traffic

Click here to view my other posts on the Fuji X-Pro1 and see more photos

Now that someone’s mentioned it - yeah, it is actually kind of weird we have a Chinatown! But only if you think about it as the Chinese being the majority group. Once upon a time, we were something like a minority too. We were once immigrants too.

Feb 25 '12
piteisme:

Chinatown, Singapore in the night
Canon 500D

piteisme:

Chinatown, Singapore in the night

Canon 500D

Feb 21 '12
bristroll:

Chinatown 2012 chinese new year (by zoompict)

bristroll:

Chinatown 2012 chinese new year (by zoompict)

Feb 17 '12

When one door closes, another door opens.

klch:

Feb 16 '12