Always Pushing Up the Hill Searching For the Thrill of it

November 1st, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s been a while since I updated this place.
Anyway, here’s a nice one: I’ve finally gotten a car, and I’m glad I bought her.

IMG_7585The day I finally bought my own car

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I was torn between this and a Golf GTI mk6, but eventually made up my mind to get this instead, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s sportier looking, more aggressive, and feels just so good to drive.

Coming from a Hyundai Getz and a Kia Forte, I have to say this car really blew me away when I first drove it. Took some time for me to get used to the power and stuff, but having owned it for around 4 months now, I have to say that I’m pretty comfortable with her already.

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Of course, I couldn’t just leave it stock. First thing I wanted to do was change the rims from the turbine ones to something fancier, and decided to go for some BBS SR rims which I found for a decent price, and also includes tyres (Potenza RE070).

I also painted the ears (side mirrors) black, as well as changed the VW logos on the front and back to black, to break the monotony of white, and I feel it really adds a lot of character to what is alread a special car.

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Scirocco 2Open up wide

Scirocco 3Just look at that ass!

So yeah, this has so far been my biggest purchase, and is definitely a milestone for me. Here’s to hoping it’s just the beginning of many great things to come in the future.

Almost There

April 12th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

I’m one step closer to getting the “holy trinity” of canon lenses. Bought the 135L over the weekend, and it’s been a dream to use. Now I just need the 85L to complete the package.

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Family photo: Samyang 14, 35L, 135L, 24-70L, 70-200L

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5D3 + 24-70 F2.8 L & 5D3 + 70-200 F4 L IS

It’s super fast, it’s super fantastic. Haven’t had much time to play with it, but from what I’ve used it for, it’s amazing. Alas, most of the things I shot cannot be shown, as of yet. So for now, here are some cat pictures shot with the 135L on my 40D.

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Oh, and also a couple of WOMFT pictures. Been a while since I posted these, and I’ve got some additions to my collection

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Nike Air Stab

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Nike Roshe Run Woven

Lastly, a video that I did with Kin Meng for KLKix sometime ago, for the launch of Stussy x Mastermind Japan.

Selfmade Shoot no. 1

March 14th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Today we had our first shoot for Selfmade, and it was a fun experience. It’s been a while since I shot with a team, especially video, so it was refreshing to be out in the field. We managed to test out a few new techniques, and also refresh our memories on how and what to shoot.

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Me, being a test subject for framing and lighting.

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Making sure all is well before we proceed to roll.

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My first time having a slider in a show.

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Azeem (our talent), Irshad (our intern), and I.

Having gone through this shoot, I’m quite excited to edit it. I’m also going to be experimenting a lot with Adobe’s Premiere Pro and After Effects, since that’s the direction the company is heading to in terms of post-production. Very eager, yet at the same time a little bit scared.

But, you never try, you’ll never know.

Ultra Wide Angled Goodness

March 10th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Yesterday I went and bought a Samyang 14mm 2.8, seeing as I could do with an Ultra Wide Angle lens. It’s a manual focus lens, which should not be a problem since I am planning to use it mainly for videos.

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The Samyang on my 5d3.

So far, having used it quite extensively during a shoot yesterday, it is a great buy. Very easy to use, just set it to f/8, focus about half a meter, and shoot. The “moustache” distortion that I read a lot about is not so bad, and I don’t notice it in my videos and stuff.

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Maybe my next purchase would be the 85mm. Whether it will be a Samyang, Sigma, or maybe even Canon L, remains to be seen.

Charlie

February 10th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

So there’s a new addition to our family

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