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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

Singapore 2016: Week 48 Street Photography

I have been super-busy lately, so falling slow on taking pictures. My expectations of the pictures I take are also getting higher, so QC is also getting somewhat tighter. 😛 Without further ado, let us take a look at people among geometry, people in swimming pools and people among cosplayers and sexy pillow cases. 😀

Singapore 2016: Life Among Geometry (8)Singapore 2016: Life Among Geometry (8)
Nikon D610, 60mm, f/4, 1/250, ISO 360

Singapore 2016: Lady Swimming In The PoolSingapore 2016: Lady Swimming In The Pool
Nikon D610, 60mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 220

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Nikon D610, 28mm, f/4.8, 1/250, ISO 2800

Ah… anime conventions with their crazy and fun merchandise and cosplayers. Always something to delight in. Feeling lonely? Get yourself a bolster pillow case with decorated with the anime girl of your choice. Nights are so much warmer with your arms and legs entwined around the girl of your dreams. 😛 – WY

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

Singapore 2016 Week 41: Life Among Geometry And Architecture (Gallery)

A gallery for a popular theme: life among urban geometry plus a number of architectural shots from Singapore. –WY

Singapore 2016: People Among Geometry 5Singapore 2016: Life Among Geometry (5)
Nikon D610, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO 100

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Tokyo 2016: Hotel Villa Fontaine Tamachi (Gallery)

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Nikon D610, 22mm, f/8, 1/40, ISO 500

The Hotel Villa Fontaine group of hotels in Tokyo are very suitable for business and no-frills travelers. It is comfortable and all the basic necessities are provided. Perfect for travelers who do not require superfluous luxuries and just need a good location and a place to spend the night. Continue reading

Tokyo 2016: Life Among Geometry

Tokyo 2016: Life Among GeometryTokyo 2016: Life Among Geometry
Nikon D610, 18mm, f/7.1, 1/250, ISO 1800

Yes, I know I have not been updating this blog as much I would like. I have been busy, and also contemplating a website re-design.

It’s a very interesting time as a Nikon user. They have not made any announcements prior to Photokina 2016 as I expected – which means any announcements are likely to be made next Monday in the pre-Photokina conference. This is highly irregular, as Japanese companies usually make announcements ahead of time to get the press interested so they can get good coverage even before the event starts. Continue reading

Seoul 2016: City Hall Green Wall

The City Hall is quite an interesting building, and this green wall is especially imposing. Now it isn’t the kind of place to end up on anyone’s travel plans, but is a relatively interesting building to drop by for maybe an hour if you have the time.

Seoul 2016: City Hall Interior And Green WallSeoul 2016: City Hall Green Wall
Nikon D610, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/40, ISO 720

This is probably my last post on Seoul. It took me 4 months to curate and process through all the images I took in April! That’s an advantage of having a full-time job I guess. 🙂 Maybe I’ll find the opportunity to travel again at the end of the year. Next stops: Just a little bit of Tokyo from a very short business trip, then it’s back to Singapore. – WY