Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Singapore Street/Night Photography

I was bored. And my D90 is collecting dust. I've tried very hard to get friends to visit places but they chose to hook on the internet at home or drink away their life instead. I have the urge for photography and so I screw the group outing and went lone ranger. I decided to walk the streets of Singapore to hone my skills in street+night photography. Feeling charitable and environmental conscious, I headed down to the WWF office and got myself an Earth Hour t-shirt. From there, I walked the Chinatown, Clarke Quay, the Esplanade and the Flyer. I was surprised to find so many interesting elements and subjects on the streets to be photographed. And all these small little details can really turn up a masterpiece in pictures. I really learned a lot and glad I went out for this. I've mastered a few tricks on my new camera which will be very useful for my Japan trip tomorrow. I'm all ready and looking forward to that.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Earth Hour

How YOU can support Earth Hour in 2009

At 8:30pm on 28 March 2009, individuals, communities, towns and cities across the world will turn off their lights for one hour sending the powerful global message that working together we can make a difference, and that our voices will be heard on climate change. There are many ways individuals can support Earth Hour 2009, from turning out the lights in buildings on the night, sharing what you know about Earth Hour with others, and uniting friends, family, partners, neighbours, employers in the fight against climate change.

If you would like further information on how you can help, or organise Earth Hour in your town or city, visit the Earth Hour website at www.earthhour.org

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Never Saw Blue (Like That Before)

Lately there have been many thunderstorms in Singapore. Zeus must have been offended for he unleashed his fury in the form of spectacular lightning and thunder. The Merlion of Singapore was not spared for he too was hit by Zeus' thunderbolt, leaving him with a bald patch on the head.

Today's thunderstorm was furious. I managed to capture the action while Zeus is unleashing his anger. The shot did not turn out well though. I'm disappointed. I've got a score to settle with you, Zeus. Same time same place tomorrow. Your bolt against my 105mm rifle.

After the rain, the sky was perfect clear and blue. Thanks for clearing up the haze.
Today we took a walk up the street,
We picked a flower and climbed a hill above the lake
Secret thoughts, u said aloud,
We watched the faces in the clouds
Until the clouds have blown away
Were we ever somewhere else u know
It's hard to say

I never saw a blue like that before
Across the sky, around the world
You're giving me all u have and more
No one else has ever shown me how
To see the world the way I see it now, oh I
I never saw a blue like that...Hayley Westenra

Monday, March 02, 2009

Power Play

I was browsing through my picture galleries and I stumbled upon these great pictures which I took using my friend's Canon 450D on a f1.8 lens. I've posted the pictures before in my previous entry but it did not look good. After some cropping and touching up, I'm surprised how good these pictures turned out. My first attempt at bokeh and I immediately fell in love with this art.

"With great power comes great responsibility". Those who know how to "chor dai dee" will know this man is holding powerful cards. But I think he lost that card game. Haha.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Golden Sunset

I looked out from my window the other day and I saw the golden sky. It was wonderful, like a huge gold satin hung above the sky.