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2017 Week 24 Gallery: Good Street Photography Is Hard

Singapore 2017: Window Cleaners Working On A HotelSingapore 2017: Window Cleaners Working On A Hotel

The original title of this essay was “Street Photography Is Hard”. After a bit of thinking, I had to append “Good” to the beginning of the title. After all, it has been several weeks since I posted any street photography related content. That is because it was so difficult to find street photographs I took which I feel is decent enough to share. Continue reading

2017 Week 24: Singapore War Memorial Park, Random Reflections Of The Occupation

Singapore 2017: Second World War Memorial ParkSingapore 2017: The War Memorial, A Flower For The Lost
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Singapore went through a Japanese occupation during the world war 2. The island has had an overwhelmingly Chinese-majority population which lent their brethren in mainland China a lot of money and support in their fight against Japan. So when Singapore finally fell to the Japanese, the revenge of the occupiers was brutal. Continue reading

Singapore 2017 Week 18 Gallery

A random gallery collection of various genres including still life, street photography and architecture. Nikon D610 was the camera used. Most images were shot with the Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G Micro, and one with the Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G. Have fun!

Small Plastic White Flowers Interior DecorationFloral Interior Decoration Still Life

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2017 Week 15 Gallery: Snippets Of Paris

Paris 2017: Winter Along River Seine In The CityParis 2017: Along The River Seine In Winter

To continue from my previous post, in this post I will finally get to discuss about some serious impressions I have of Paris. Continue reading

2017 Week 14 Gallery: Paris And The Louvre

Paris 2017: In The Louvre Pyramid In WinterParis 2017: The Louvre Pyramid Entrance

Paris was… is not all what mainstream opinion would want you to believe it is. The strongest sentiments come from what I call the “common ladies’ fantasy”. In this version of foreign perception, Paris is a utopic dream destination where all your romantic dreams are fulfilled. Of course the na├»ve souls have never visited the place, or just spent a few days visiting as part of a Europe tour.

So after spending almost two weeks in Paris as part of my work, one of my new favourite pastimes now is crushing the shallow Parisian dreams of silly girls. Woo-hoo! Continue reading

Singapore 2016 Week 52: Modern And Historic Architecture

Well it’s been too long since I have shared any images as I was busy messing around with Affinity Photo. Here is a set of architecture images – from a mix of modern and historic subjects. All images here were taken with a Nikon D610 and the Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED.

Singapore 2016: Dhoby Gaut Underground Train StationSingapore 2016: Dhoby Gaut Underground Train Station

Staff in a subway in general are very wary of people taking pictures around for two reasons. Continue reading

Singapore 2016 Week 45: Architecture And Malls (Gallery)

Singapore 2016: Orchard Central LayersSingapore 2016: Orchard Central Layers
Nikon D610, 22mm, f/8, 1/60 ISO 800

The Orchard Central Mall occupies one of the top spots among the list of most interesting mall designs I have ever seen – though the decision for innovation in architecture may not be voluntary. It is built on a strip of land that is unusually long and also unusually narrow. The traditional “large open space in the center with retail levels rising around it” would limit the retail space available to individual shops and cause a feeling of being uncomfortably confined. Continue reading

Singapore 2016: The Concourse And The Power Of Prime Lenses

Singapore 2016: The Concourse Building 2Singapore 2016: The Concourse 1
Nikon D610, 28mm, f/5.6, 1/640, ISO 100

“Prime lens or zoom lens?”

This continues to be among the top frequently-asked questions among the photography community. I personally came to the conclusion a while ago that unless you are doing a commercial shoot and require the best pixels possible, the zoom lens is the better choice. This is because you are far more likely to miss moments you have the wrong focal length on your camera or is busy changing lenses. A cloud could roll over and block your wonderful golden sun the one minute it takes you to change a lens – and stay there for the next 20 minutes. Meanwhile you keep losing other shots that you could have taken with another lens while waiting for the cloud to go away. Getting excellent pixels of great moments is better than having other-worldly pixels of nothing.

However you still can’t deny the great results produced by a prime lens. Continue reading