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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

Singapore 2016: AFA2016 Pillow Cases And CosplayersSingapore 2016: AFA2016 Pillow Cases And Cosplayers
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 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: 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

Seoul 2016: Pulling A Cart At The End Of The Day

Seoul 2016: Pulling Trolley At The End Of The DayPulling A Cart At The End Of The Day
Nikon D610, 60mm. f/5.6, /640, ISO 100

As day ends, a man pulls a loaded cart along a road between Sinchon and Hongik. In every modern city there will be those who have “fallen through the cracks” and live below the average income. I spent much time in the more touristy areas, so saw little of the harsh realities. Except perhaps, this one glimpse. – WY

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. 🙂 – WY

Streets Of Seoul 2016: Sinchon And Hongik 7

Streets Of Seoul 2016: Sinchon And Hongik 7Streets Of Seoul 2016: Sinchon And Hongik 7
Nikon D610, 60mm, f/2.8, 1/400, ISO 100

To be honest I am no longer sure whether I was wandering in Sinchon or Hongik. Where one becomes the other is lost on a foreigner like myself. Still, fun place to explore. It gets really exciting and busy on the weekends as selected roads are closed to traffic and pedestrians get to walk on the roads. Unfortunately I could only drop by on a weekday. There is a closed tourist station with a notice stating that it is closed due to “declining number of foreign visitors”. Perhaps it is no longer as busy as it was two years ago. Still, an interesting place to drop by. Make sure it is a weekend to get the full experience! – WY

Streets of Seoul 2016: Shopping Couple In Sinchon

Streets Of Seoul 2016: Shopping Couple In SinchonStreets of Seoul 2016: Shopping Couple In Sinchon
Nikon D610, 60mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 100

A defining characteristic of these streets is probably the messy power lines overhead. Among the alleys, narrow roads, shopping and shops, they really add a lot of character to the place. – WY