且骑且留影——这就是我 / Shoot as I ride — This is me
My iPhone XS was disfigured greatly due to my careless handling.
But that gave me the excuse to get a new phone recently — iPhone 12!
Ever since I kept my mirrorless Fuji camera, I have been using my iPhone XS to shoot photos, but I was never satisfied with the output as I compared the quality with that of my Fuji camera.
But I have no wish to carry a camera and its gadgets around anymore, so I have to accept the lower quality photos from the mobile phone.
Last Sunday evening, I planned for a “shoot as I ride” cycling trip alone and wanted to test the camera quality of the iPhone 12.
I rode along the Punggol Park Connector (PCN) which is near the coast, and had multiple stops along the way, just to enjoy the serenity of that moment.
Then I sought for the best angle to capture the beauty of that place.
Amazingly, the night mode of iPhone 12 turned out to be much better than I expected!
Being alone is the norm for me now.
Cycling alone, taking pictures quietly, I don’t have to accommodate anyone or worry that I am delaying anybody’s time.
I have taken many photos in my life, and my life is like the scenes in my photos – from many people in a photo, to perhaps just a couple and today, all my photos only have myself in it or just the beautiful scenes.
I’ve read it somewhere: I am not afraid of being lone, but I dread the loneliness feeling in a crowd.
Every time this quote comes into my mind, I would understand it more and more.
Many people are on the same boat as I am, realising that as we age, we have fewer true friends around us.
Even if there is, we can only “hi and bye” to each other as we have our own worlds to take care of.
Looking back, as I flipped through the old photos, they would trigger some sweet memories within me – the people, the stories and even the dreams.
But the photos that I took recently, I do not know what I am trying to express.
Other than cycling, shooting and sketching, I love to sit in my own corner and drop a few lines to express my emotions.
Some people may find me a weird person, some may feel that I am an introvert.
Honestly, I do not know what kind of person I am.
Today, I chanced upon this nice picture with a quote which I like very much. It says: Not every gets the same version fo me. One person might tell you I’m an amazing beautiful soul. Another person might say I’m a cold hearted asshole. Believe them both, I act accordingly.
And this is me. The one and only me.