Photographer's Note

In a local forum, a post was slammed by a heckler for being just a boring pic from a PnS camera taken in a boring HDB Estate. I take offence at that - the heckler nursed pretensions that even a novice like me can identify as fake.

HDB (Housing Board Estates) are government-built public housing apartments. Clustered in large estates with facilities for sporting, shopping and recreation needs incorporated. Probably 70% of the population in singapore lives in HDBs.

While they are largely uniform-looking uninspiring blocks of concrete; I believe there are good images to be had. I don't have have the skills to mine great shots; but I'm going to try getting some without resorting to abstract shots lacking in the essence of the HDB estates.

Winds were rising when I took this & clouds were getting red; sure signs that a storm was coming. Sure enough, the rain started about 20 minutes later. I don't understand when red skies would delight a sailor, it sure don't make us happy at the equator.

The light conditions aren't good, only pathways and the blocks themselves are lighted, the pic suffers from graininess. I actually wanted to desaturate it but that would take away the reddish sky and it would really look mundane. Could have moved to take more buildings and less trees but thought that the silhouettes made for an overall spookier effect ...heheheh....

Processing - cropping, sharpening at selected areas, some contrast and gamma adjustments.

Other HDB themed pics -
from acrylonithrill
from Marcchia
from LemonLogix
From The Unknown

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Steely Chia (Steely) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 28 N: 313] (895)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2004-03-12
  • Categories: Architettura
  • Camera: Olympus C-3020
  • Esposizione: f/2.8, 2 secondi
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2004-03-27 4:21
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