Musings of a…

Reflections of life drifted by as I gazed upon the reddish skies
The warmth of its colours brighten even the darkest days

They say that money is king who we should not defy
But I am just a human who likes to rebel and play like a child

We live a lie just so we can buy more fame
We say some shit we don’t mean a thing

We wear thick masks with a smell of decay
Of our souls, which are dying each day

Written by Sallehuddin Hussain
©2014 All Rights Reserved.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

The tourist & her favourite object – the camera

Often when one travel, he/she will bring along a camera. This metal (sometimes plastic) object whether the latest Leica model or a Nikon Coolpix 1st Gen, will do the job of capturing and documenting colourful moments of our journey.

For me, an iPhone coupled with a Nikon DSLR is the way to go. I often find myself shooting and editing photos thru VSCO app after transferring thru Wifi to my iPhone. After that, I will upload to Instagram as & when I feel like sharing (not to show off! haha). That’s the beauty of the modern tech but at the same time, I would love to rekindle my film days. Sometimes it is better not to know the outcome and focusing on the development process is as important as well.

Location: Ang Siang Hill
©2014 Sallehuddin Hussain.

Festive Season: Chinese New Year

Two weeks before the Chinese New Year, I took some shots of the streets in Chinatown. Generally, the crowd was huge but the traffic is smooth. Taking photos here is exciting for there are different things going on anywhere. Using only a 50mm 1.8 Nikon lens, I must say that it is a great lens for street photography. Perhaps having a “better” lens is paradoxical, the process of development is much much much more important and I am contented with what I have. 

Today is 31st Jan 2014 in Singapore and I would like to wish all a Happy Chinese New Year! Huat Ar!!!

© 2014 Sallehuddin Hussain.

Exploring Hong Kong

There were several places that I went to sightsee and of course, to shop in Hong Kong. Getting to these places of interest are pretty easy with a good map (request from hotel concierge plus ask them for assistance) and with the city’s great public transport. The only thing to worry is to go thru the crowds and make sure you are not knocked down by the rush human traffic that occasionally bum/crash without apologizing.

Unless you are uncomfortable shopping in the market area, there are several branded outlet stores (air-conditioned) which require some travelling but trust me, it is worth the trip! 🙂

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Hong Kong: The Lively Streets

On Day 2, I was exploring the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui & Mongkok. Photographing people going about their daily lives, buildings that are not well taken care of (it is normal here) & finding good deals on the Ladies Market (Mongkok) & Temple Street aka Night Market.

Hong Kong: Tsim Sha Tsui

The first day in Tsim Sha Tsui, I took photos of the streets where crowds of people packed like sardines in a can. Roads are narrow here and almost everywhere I turned are shopping malls and cafes. I am in the heart of the city, or should I say the “IN” area. Afterwards, did some sightseeing at Avenue of Stars where I enjoyed taking some nice photos.