I was viewing the photoclicks competition page and saw the finalists from the Boon Lay CC category.
I must say that I’m very impressed by the way that the photographers captured their images – it was unique, something that I would not have thought of myself.
I was there, on Sunday to participate, just for the fun of it. I signed up for it months ago as I was a photovideoi member. Besides, Boon Lay was rather near where I lived.
The editor for magazine, John Cosgrove was there, to conduct a quick workshop. It was the same person who conducted the macro workshop that I attended in February.
He ended the workshop and started the competition. The theme was, “Life in the HDB block”. The 100 participants and I went off to shoot pictures in the heartlands.
It was a rather warm day and soon I was perspiring and fidgeting and began pawing at things.
I took shots of the housing blocks from different angles. I climbed up the flight of stairs to see view from the top. I sat on the ground to see view from the bottom.
After a few hours, I couldnt concentrate in the heat and decided to just walk casually around the neighbourhood. I stumbled upon a rather pretty farm and stood there admiring. Its rural-ish charms reminded me much of my old house before our relocation.
I saw a farmer watering the vegetables and I shouted out to him
me : Nice vegetables uncle!
farmer : Haha! Yes! But its not mine. This is shared with other residents here
me : What beautiful plants
An auntie comes near us pushing her groceries
me : Isnt this such a lovely farm?
auntie : Yes. Too bad we will be leaving next year
me : What? Why?
auntie : We are being relocated. These houses here are over 40 years.
me : Really? Doesnt look it though.
auntie : I hope that our new place will have good amenities.
I walked around and saw other photographers taking their pictures. I smiled and said hellos and observed them deep in concentration. I saw a rather familliar face.
Me : Hey, havent I seen you before? You were at the macro workshop
He : I dont remember. I go to too many shoots. Do you always go photographing solo?
Me : Yeah, I dont have much friends who like photography.
He : Maybe you can join my friends and I on our shoots.
Me : Sounds great 🙂
In time it was time to return to the community center to submit our shots. There were a multitude of people there queing up already.
The results were announced soonafter. I saw and admired the lovely pictures by the top 10 finalists. Mr Familliar was one of them – He was very talented.
This is my submission, it wasnt in the top 10 but I’m still pleased with it.
Hopefully there will be another one next year. It was a lot of fun! (apart from the heat) Will you join me if there will be one the next time?