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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 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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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

Tokyo 2016: Hotel Villa Fontaine Tamachi (Gallery)

Tokyo 2016: Hotel Villa Fontaine 3Tokyo 2016: Hotel Villa Fontaine Tamachi 1
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

Photo Album 2016 Week 18: Seoul – Metro Hotel Myeong-Dong Lobby

Myeongdong Metro Hotel Lobby (2016)Myeongdong Metro Hotel Lobby
Nikon D610, 29mm, f/8, 1/40, ISO 2500

I last visited Seoul in 2014. I certainly was not expecting a return this year. Nevertheless, here I was. Fortunately, things did not go the way of “more of the same” – a pleasant surprise!

Interesting note – the two hotels we stayed with do not provide any dental accessories to guests. This was surprising considering this is rather common practice among most Asian countries and how well developed the tourism industry ought to be in Korea. In fact other than that lack, every other facility of the hotels we stayed in are modern and comfortable. I suppose this would be a trait or practice unique to the hotels here.

Here we have the lobby of the Metro Hotel Myeong-Dong. While it is no luxury hotel, it is clean, comfortable, affordable, pleasingly-decorated, offers adequate services and provides a really good internet connection to guests. Convenient location within the Myeong-Dong shopping and F&B paradise plus close proximity to a subway makes it a really good deal. The default guest room could be a slight squeeze for two, but nothing that seasoned travellers could not handle. There is always an option for a larger guest room at a higher price though.

More to come on Seoul 2016.

Phoro Album 2016 Week 16: Randomness

Well I’ve got my new PC and finally settled into my new home. I have two weeks of intensive travel ahead of me though, so expect this blog to fall somewhat silent again. The bad news is, half of that travel is work-related so expect no images to come out of that. The good news is, the other half is leisure-related, so maybe I can get some good pictures out of that!

Some images before I leave: Of people walking under the hot sun with a phone, a look at a hotel, and some Vietnamese vermicelli.

Modern Life: Walking And Looking Down At The PhoneWalking Under The Hot Sun And Looking Down At The Phone
Nikon D610, 50mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO 100

Singapore Pan Pacific HotelSingapore Pan Pacific Hotel
Nikon D610, 35mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 110