What To Shoot In Singapore – Orchard Road at Night

All shots with my micro four third Panasonic GF1 and 20mm f/1.7 pancake lens, these photos are intended to show how lovely and vibrant Orchard Road is at night. I didn’t actually go there to shoot as I was there for a night out with my family on Friday night, but I couldn’t resist, so I shot some photos. MORE +

Earth Hour 2011

We switched off the lights and other electrical appliances at home for Earth Hour 2011 just now. We lit some candles, put them on the floor in our living room and chatted about many things. This is the second time we did it at home even though I wasn’t at home when my wife and daughter did it last year as I was on the way home from the office. MORE +

What To Shoot in Ho Chi Minh City – Motorcycles

There are probably 4 – 5 million motorcycles in Ho Chi Minh City now. When you are on the street, you would know who the king of the road is (are). It’s amazing to see how the people there just cross the street without being worried to be hit by one of these. The motorcyclists seem to be trained on how to navigate around the people who are crossing the street. Maybe if they can’t, they won’t get their driving license in the first place.

I could just stand on the roadside and shot them from there to show you that there are really a lot of them. But, that would not be interesting, I thought. So, I decided to follow what the locals do best. Crossing the street packed with motorcycles, but with my camera. I almost walked sideways, by the way, so I could shoot well. Robert Capa, the famous war photographer, once said, “If your photos are not good enough, you are not close enough”. I know, this is not war, just motorcycles, but I thought of sharing the quote here as I like it. :)

So, here you go, my adventure of crossing the street while shooting, or shooting while crossing the street in Ho Chi Minh City last weekend.MORE +

Fresh Coconut Anyone?

Photos taken in Ho Chi Minh City last weekend. My wife took the one of me using her compact camera. That thing was darn heavy !!!!

Red Green Yellow

I believe you know what they are. Red, green and yellow peppers. Cut, mixed and stacked together. I first shot this kind of image probably 7 years ago, but the file has already been archived on DVD. Back then I archived my photos on two sets of DVDs and it’s painful to do the search now. The price of hard disk 7 years ago was much higher, so I couldn’t justify to keep buying hard disk.MORE +

10 Years and Counting

10th Wedding Anniversary. Yes, my 10th!!! It’s 10 years and counting. Time does fly. I shot the above photo back in January this year and now I need to start looking for subjects to shoot for no. 11, 12. 13, 14, 15 …MORE +