Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 15 April 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Taken at Fort Canning Hill in Singapore, while playing hide and seek with a friend of mine. :) actually, now I feel the original colour version is better than the monochrome one!

I am Ziren Wang, a student from Raffles Institution, Singapore. I seek to contribute to the very community that introduced me to photography - my school. I frequently and delightfully use my photography skills to serve my school and my community, as a member of the photographic society.

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prarthana from singapore, Singapore

excellent tones and contrast! i like the mono too!

10 Jun 2010 5:48am

@prarthana: thanks prarthana :P

Marian Laura from New York/Chicago, United States

B/W probably captures the mood better

19 Jun 2010 6:45pm

@Marian Laura: i guess so (: but i hesitated before converting to b&w as i thought the picture showed more of child's innocence, hence his colourful clothes should help to emphasize this theme.