The Necessary Philosopher

Month: December, 2009

Christmas come and gone

On Christmas Eve, I was walking to work when I realise that I was about to break an 8 year tradition that I had started. In my first year at work, I bought myself a mini Christmas tree that I’d put up and decorate my cubicle with every year. This year was such a busy […]

Proud Parent Moment

f20090077hp5_contact026, originally uploaded by photokalia. Clare drew a car the other day all by herself! Being the photo-crazy parents we are, we immediately organised a photoshoot to celebrate! 🙂

I love Tmax 400!

f20090073tmax400_contact012, originally uploaded by photokalia. I really like how the tones on this photo turned out. Try getting a result like this on digital!

New lens

f20090074tmax400_contact014, originally uploaded by photokalia. Above: Clare unimpressed with the camera/lens setup. She prefers the Leica maybe? 🙂 It’s complicated, but since I am in the blogging mood, I might as well explain. I got a new lens for my mum’s old Olympus OM10 camera. It’s a 50mm f/1.8 lens that used to be sold […]

Musings about Blogging

Lately I have been thinking about why I don’t feel the compulsion to blog much anymore. There are a few reasons. The first being that it’s been a tough year for me both in terms of my work and on a personal level. As Queen Elizabeth II put it back in 1992, this year has […]

Clare wrote my name!

IMG_0974, originally uploaded by photokalia. She grows so fast that we can’t keep up with her sometimes. Recently, she just whipped out the mini whiteboard and started to write my name. I was blown away!

Budding Actress

m20090008tmax400_contact009, originally uploaded by photokalia. Clare got bored after a while and decided to try her hand at acting instead. She ran into the house declaring that she wanted to read, and then strolled out nonchalantly to get into the shot as Joan was trying to get a shot of her grandma.

Joan at work

m20090008tmax400_contact011, originally uploaded by photokalia. This was a photoshoot she did for her family. I took the opportunity to bring the Hassy with the 80mm out for a spin. It’s not easy using it to capture impromptu moments as the depth of field is pretty shallow and focussing it accurately can be difficult, not to […]