Hello there. I am Terry and I am a full-time undergraduate based in Singapore. I take photos, write a blog and design websites.

And no, I'm not a teddy bear.

Infrared photographs and vintage post processing

This is a really old post – in fact it was drafted almost one year ago and remained in limbo until I decided to post it today.

I have to admit, I’m not particularly good with photo post processing – and looking at how others do it (namely Ember, Latrina and IngSiang) I got motivated to try out different techniques. By blending adjustment layers differently and expreimenting cross processing + blending mode combos, I’ve reprocessed a handful of IR photos of mine over the weekend and here they are:

Tree-lined Lane

Tree-lined Lane

A scene from my university, somewhere near the International Student Center. In Singapore, most of the roads have trees planted by their sides to shade pedestrians from the sun, as well as to absorb the carbon dioxide produced from vehicles. Although the island nation is almost completely developed (with only one true village left – Kampong Buangkok), we’re not short of green lungs across the island. More photos are available after the jump.

Flight of Stairs

Flight of Stairs'

Taken from South Spine, looking towards the stairs (72 steps in total) linking the North and South Spine. In the background is the administration office.

Orchard Road - Pedestrians and the lonely trash bin.

Orchard Road - Pedestrians and the lonely trash bin.

Taken at one of the pedestrian crossing at Orchard Road, the prime shopping district in Singapore, we see the pedestrian flow agaist inanimate objects such as the lonely trash bin and the foliage lining the street.

Fountain and sky. A surreal scene.

Fountain and sky. A surreal scene.

Taken outside the Lee Kim Wee lecture theatre, a surreal scene is captured using lights of IR wavelengths. Looks like a miniature model to me.

Fountain and sky. A closer approach.

Fountain and sky. A closer approach.

I walked down the flight of stairs outside the lecture theatre, came closer to the fountain and took this shot.

Empty road on a Saturday afternoon.

Empty road on a Saturday afternoon.

This road is usually packed with cars and buses during this hour on weekdays. On weekends, when many local students leave for home, the campus is almost completely deserted.

North Spine, looking south.

North Spine, looking south.

It’s nice that they have flower beds on every floor on the North and South academic complexes – they’re a breath of fresh air, distinctly different from the bland, gray concrete of the 1980-style architecture.

Looking from a hilltop, down towards the industrial area of Jurong.

Looking from a hilltop, down towards the industrial area of Jurong.

I climbed up to one of the tallest hills on the campus, the one where the Student Services Center stand. I took a detour around the side to the back of the building, and was greeted with a panaromic sight of the industrial area right beyond the campus.

Overlooking the academic complex from the hilltop.

Overlooking the academic complex from the hilltop.

Turning towards the left brings us to the view of the academic complex, a maze of connecting walkways, elevators, staircases and classrooms.

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