Simple photographs can be a very powerful tools to unite peoples

When I was on a photo hunting @ China Town area - Singapore, luckily I saw this uncle lay down there, soon I grab my gear and get this shot
Another miniature effect collections of mine. It's the roof-top pool which was also taken from Orchard Central - Singapore
This was taken during the sunrise time @ Merlion Place. I always love this picture as it really shows the beauty of Singapore

2-8Jan2011: Cold(1), originally uploaded by b0y_m3nth4.

The first thing came up in my mind when I thought about "cold" was ice. Since I live in a tropical city-state country of Singapore, which doesn't have winter, I just gave-up my idea of shooting those fancy snowy things. This topic quite bothersome for me as a beginner in photography, especially commit in this project. Then idea was coming when I stared at my ice container in my freezer that afternoon. The preparation itself took me about 30 minutes. I stacked over those ice cubes inside my freezer with the door keep opened. When it started to melt, I need to close the door for a while, then continued stacking. Repeated for quite some times, until I got this shot. Honestly, I took more and more frame to get this final shot which I like the most. 

For the lighting, I put the torch LED light behind those stacked ice. To added-up the cold mood, I used the Fluorescent +3 white balance. However, the result was not amazing, the blue tone was too much, that's why post-processing were applied by adjusting the brightness, contrast, hue-saturation to reduce the blue tone and increasing the sharpness. And here comes the final result. Critiques and comments are welcome.... :)

EXIF data:
Nikon D80 with 17-50mm/f2.8 Tamron Lens
F-stop: f2.8
Exposure Time: 1/40 sec
Exposure bias: 0 step
ISO speed: ISO 400
Focal Length: 50mm
Metering mode: Pattern
White Balance: Fluorescent
Max Aperture: +3
No Flash

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