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The spiral into desolation | by gunman47
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The spiral into desolation

Well, I am finally back on Flickr, after having suddenly gone quiet and silent for more than a month, which was longer than I can remember in recent history. I have been really busy with other personal things in my life quite recently, so I have to give Flickr a long break for a while to devote time for them.


With at least most of my personal stuff done and past me now, I was finally able to go on to my next mini project: a journey along bus route 12. The photos of this series will be taken along this bus route, although most of it was taken at Dakota and Katong.


For this photo here, it is yet another sad reminder of the rapid changes of redevelopment. Dakota Crescent, being one of Singapore's oldest estates that was built by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT), is one of those that will have to make way for new developments.


It was not hard to see why when I was there myself personally. The last residents had moved out of the estate by the start of 2017, so it is now currently a very quiet, desolate and empty area. With that, it is stunning to see the rapid pace of urban decay that is creeping in here with the cessation of regular maintenance.


This photo here does not really do it justice enough simply speaking. The only residents left here now are mostly a number of stray cats, as it can get really quiet and dark at night.


This shot was also the first time that was taken with a Hoya Pro 1 Digital Circular Polarizer. I had never found a use for a circular polarizer until recently, so I am still in the midst of trying to use it to its full potential.


Some grain was also intentionally added as I felt that the sense of desolation would not be there if the image was too clean.


Stay tuned for more!

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Taken on June 8, 2017