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2017 Week 40: Scenes From Melbourne’s City Centre

Melbourne 2017: Little Alley In The Inner CityMelbourne 2017: An Alley In The Inner City

I finally got to visit what the Economist magazine ranks as “The most livable city” for multiple years consecutively. After spending seven days here I came to the unbiased conclusion that one magazine’s opinion does not qualify as any form of Cosmic Truth. ๐Ÿ˜› Melbourne is certainly a fine place, but “livability” is definitely subjective to different people. So all you folks from Sydney shouldn’t be too miffed that your rival city kept topping the chart ahead of yours every year in the same chart. I just might prefer Sydney over Melbourne. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Continue reading

The Best Focal Length For Street Photography

Quiet Foggy Urban CitySingapore 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 clichรฉ 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

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

Streets Of Seoul 2016: Sinchon And Hongik 8

Streets Of Seoul 2016: Sinchon And Hongik 8Streets Of Seoul 2016: Sinchon And Hongik 8
Nikon D610, 60mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 220

And that concludes my wanderings between Sinchon and Hongik earlier this year in April. Yes, my pictures are hopelessly back-dated. I’m working on trying to get images processed and updated ASAP, but I guess being able to shoot so much that I could not keep up with posting is sort of a good thing too. ๐Ÿ™‚ – WY

Photo Album 2016 Week 3-2: Garden City

When Singapore gained independence, the pioneer leaders had a vision of a “garden city” in the tropics. A place of lush vegetation, trees and greenery to suppress the heat of the equator and provide the young nation and its new citizens a unique attibute and identity to their home.

Although Singapore has turned into a nation of tall buildings, urban structures and stone geometries, the legacy of those visionary pioneers have been successful and continues to this day.

Garden City - 2016 (1)Garden City: 2016 (1) Staircase In The Garden
Nikon D610, 18mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 400

Photo Album 2015 Week 41: Singapore Urban Life

Geometry Life In An Old Mall

Old Shopping Mall Architecture: White layersNikon D610, 28mm, f/8, 1/80, ISO 500

Lucky Plaza: Although this is an older mall, it still draws a large crowd as it caters to the hundreds of thousands of foreign maids working in Singapore. It has some interesting design characteristics that you will not find in new buildings, such as this indoor spiral staircase within the building itself.

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