Well well well, it was only yesterday but I gotta write something while it’s still hot. Yes, it was our first time at the Canon Photomarathon. After so many times missing the chance to join, we finally had a day running around from 9am to 6pm taking photos, going back for submission and then going out taking photos again. At the end of the day, our legs felt like falling off. Here’s a snap of what happened.
We got 3 hours to do everything for each theme: go out, take photos, come back, and submit the best photo straight from the camera. It sounded easy but the MC warned us that we needed like 1-1.5 hour for the queue. So you’ve got to get the idea, go to the place, take a nice photo and get back really fast or you’ll be late for the next theme. There were 3 of them in total to make you busy all day. Lunch time was not in consideration.
9am: Theme 1 “Clarity”
The first thing we said was that these Canon guys might be inspired by the big haze covering the island the last couple of days (j/k). We thought that everybody might jump into that as well so we decided not to go there. We kind of like the idea of shooting through Analox’s glasses and kept looking for some good objects to shoot. We shoot some water drops as well but they weren’t so nice. Eventually, here’s what we got. I like the idea of multiple layers of glasses in these photos.
12pm: Theme 2: “Faith”
It was hard to think of something out of the box for this theme. While queuing to submit the first theme’s photos, we quickly decided that we would go to a religious place and see what we could get. We went to Kampong Glam but didn’t find much inspiration there. The mosque was closed for visitor when we reached. We thought it would be easier to take photos at temple as praying was usually in open area but we both didn’t know any temple nearby and it was almost 1.30pm, so we went to St Joseph’s Church.
In the end, we had something to represent the idea of blending ‘faith in normal life’
3pm: Theme 3: “Charge”
Well, we really needed to re-charge at 3pm when energy level was at red alert. We decided not to go anywhere far from Suntec city so that we wouldn’t be too tired to get back and submit the photos before 6.05pm, the final deadline. Many ideas came to mind but most of them were thrown out of the window because of feasibility. These were more or less from the idea of ‘electronic charge’ from our low energy minds :)).
As many other competitions, there could only be a few winners. And, as many other participants who didn’t win, we didn’t totally agree with the judges’ choice =)). Some of the winning photos were really good but some weren’t quite so. Anyway, you could have your own idea by taking a look at some of the winning photos here
Congratulations to all the winners and participants. It was a fun day. Hope to see you next time!
24 Oct 2010