31 March 2009

Kampong Buangkok Pentax Outing Part 3

A few more from the walkabout. All were taken with the K20D. Lens used was the FA 135mm f/2.8 for all shot except for the bicycle seat, which was taken with the FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro.


Congkak (mancala) board

Leaves in green

Old bike seat

Old bell

Door detail

29 March 2009

Kampong Buangkok Pentax Outing Part 2

A continuation of the earlier post of our March 2009 Pentax meet-up. One of the endearing hallmarks of the kampung (Malay village) are the animals that are kept as family pets.

I was fortunate enough to come across some of the lovely cats around the homes. The miniature rooster is no bigger than the size of a soccer ball. All were shot with the K20D with the fast focusing FA 135mm f/2.8 telephoto.

22 March 2009

Kampong Buangkok Pentax Outing Part 1

Our monthly Pentax photographic outings have been a good opportunity to catch up with fellow Pentax users and more importantly the opportunity to take pictures together in a congenial atmosphere.

For our March 2009 meet-up, we took the opportunity to visit probably one of the few remaining Malay villages (kampung) left in Singapore. The rapid pace of urbanization of Singapore means that there are few remaining vestiges of the old left untouched. Kampung Buangkok is just one of those places.

Nestled amidst encroaching apartment blocks and private houses, the location is small by most standards but offers a varied mix of the old and eclectic, a treasure trove of photographic opportunities. We had a good turnout and the pleasant weather made for an enjoyable outing.

I have to say I really liked the shots that I took in the short time we were there. I opted for a prime lens combo of the FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro, FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited and the FA 135mm f/2.8 telephoto. I also brought along as I always do the small DA 21mm f/3.2 Limited but opted not to use it. All in a one of the best outings we've had to date.