It’s all architecture this time round, as we pay a visit to the Victoria Concert Hall and the neighbouring Old Parliament building. As the name implies, the VCH is a music concert venue in Singapore, and one of only two places in Singapore which is properly designed for the acoustics of musical instruments. Sure there are definitely other venues where you can hold a music concert. But there are only two places with a sound design which can satisfy discerning listeners of instrumental music.
Singapore 2017: Victoria Concert Hall Interior Main Foyer
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“Is photography art? What is art?” To answer these question, look no further than this interview with Joyce Evans. In the first ten minutes of this video, she delivers the most accurate, no-nonsense, non-condescending answer to these questions.
She also delivers some very precious advice about the business of fine-art photography. So check it out!
In response to the WPC: Elemental
Cool Blue Pool Water In Hot Sunny Afternoon
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In a hot, sunny tropical afternoon, pedestrians walk beneath the shelter of concrete buildings to find respite from the blazing sun. Amid the shadows cast by the stone roof and pillars, strong rays of bright sunlight finds its way through to create an interplay of light and shadow with a pedestrian. For a brief moment the man steps into the light and turns his face towards it, as if acknowledging the wonder of the natural light among the man-made geometry.
Singapore 2017: Life Among Geometry 2
Remember how I mentioned that I might be done with flora photography unless I have a reason to purchase another long macro lens? Apparently I was wrong, as a sightly different perspective with a short 60mm macro could produce surprising results.
Tiny Green Chrysanthemums
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I have made a few updates to my Guide To Nikon Capture NX-D, which remains as the most viewed post of this little blog. I really didn’t think much about it when I wrote it, except that I felt that someone should write something about this much-maligned and underrated gem. This time, I made some amendments about recommendations for colour noise reduction and revised some grammar throughout the article to make some points clearer. -WY
Black And White Seseme Seeds
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Black and white sesame seeds in a black bowl. Condiments for an Asian meal. In this case – Korean. Blue and warm light is reflected within the bowl itself, injecting more aesthetic flavours to the simple black-and-white colour composition. Continue reading
In which I continue to go through my archives and pick out what I feel are worthy entries for my street photography gallery collection. Enjoy!
Phnom Penh 2013: Phnom Penh Town
Sushi Feast Close-up
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In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge:Satisfaction
Hey I’m a simple guy with simple needs. Satisfaction? Meet my stomach’s needs. 😀 – WY
Singapore 2013: Quiet Foggy City Afternoon
It’s about time I start updating my gallery of street photography images. Digging through my archives, it is interesting to see how my shooting style has changed over the years. I also realize that my own opinions about what makes a street photography image good has also changed over the years as I gained more exposure and experience. Some images which I thought were unique and gained a lot of “likes” now look cliché and boring to me. I also noticed that my images actually had more variety back when I was still using a kit zoom lens. My technique may have improved today, but I seem to have less compositional and subject diversity than I used to get compared to when I was using a zoom lens. Time to rethink what is really the best focal length for street photography? Continue reading