Aug; 01

more hokkaido travel photos, this time round with some landscape shots.

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Lake Mashu, panorama stitch; ƒ/5.6; 1/400; ISO 100

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Biei; ƒ/6.3; 1/800; ISO 100

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the famous blue pond, Biei; ƒ/10; 30sec; ISO 50; stitch panorama

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Shiretoko area; ƒ/20; 1/20; ISO 100

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TOMAMU; ƒ/8.0; 1/160; ISO 100

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TOMAMU; ƒ/14.0; 1/800; ISO 400; panorama stitch

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SHIRETOKO area; ƒ/18.0; 10s; ISO 100.

JULY ; 01

35961517662_df8e876118_hOtaru is still a small town crowded with tourists in the summer (though make no difference during winter time i guess). The second visit 2 weeks ago brought me back to some familiar scene, yet the perspective and experience of photography has changed dramatically.

We drove around 1.5 hr from Chitose airport after 9 hours flight,  and waited for more than half hour at the car rental office (full of people in the summer!). I always enjoy driving in Japan rural area (or at least out of main large city/metropolitan), plenty of scenic route along the way. So here is the first post after sometime, and the very first short writing of what I have seen along the trip.

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ƒ/5.6; 1/640; ISO 100

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ƒ/2.8; 1/2500; ISO 100. beautiful plays of light and shadow

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ƒ/5.6; 1/500; ISO 100

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ƒ/2.8; 1/3200; ISO 100. Light, shadow, structure, line, pattern, things that are lethal attraction to me

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ƒ/5.6; 1/1000; ISO 100

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TO BE CONT…….

 

 

June; 02

Sometime in the year, may be twice a year, there will be a funfair and local night market in my neighborhood. They just switch location around the island I guess every now and then. And the one around currently is one of the biggest scale yet.

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ƒ/5.6. 1/15. ISO 400

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ƒ/2.8. 1/40. ISO 400

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ƒ/2.8. 1/100. ISO 400

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ƒ/2.8. 1/125. ISO 400. somehow it just reminds me about those monster movie…involving a giant fresh eating worms….

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ƒ/2.8. 1/60. ISO 400

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ƒ/2.8. 1/60. ISO 400

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ƒ/2.8. 1/60. ISO 400

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BURGERS!!! ƒ/5.6. 1/60. ISO 400

June; 01

June. half year mark of 2017. what have I done so far…….

keep exploring my neighborhood……

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ƒ/5.6. 1/250. ISO 100.

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ƒ/5.6. 1/500. ISO 100

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The Solitude of Man. ƒ/5.6. 1/160. ISO 100.

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ƒ/5.6. 1/320. ISO 100

 

MAY; 06

Interestingly this is the first time I have been to the new National Stadium area since its opening……

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station. ƒ/5.6. 1/15. ISO 400

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HALF WAY. ƒ/1.7. 1/2000. ISO 100

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PLAY. ƒ/7.1. 1/125. ISO 400

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Groups of activities. ƒ/2.0. 1/2500. ISO 100

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ƒ/2.0. 1/2500. ISO 100

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ƒ/8.0. 1/800. ISO 100

MAY; 05

Some shots taken around neighborhood…. new addition to my PUNGGOL series

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ƒ/5.6. 1/400. ISO 100

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ƒ/5.6. 1/320. ISO 100

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ƒ/5.6. 1/500. ISO 100

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ƒ/5.6. 1/1000. ISO 100

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ƒ/5.6. 1/160. ISO 100

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ƒ/5.6. 1/2500. ISO 100

MAY; 04

KAI TAK is the location of previous Hong Kong international airport. My friend took me there during our short vacation in HK. This is a surprisingly pleasant place to have a good view of both shores of Hong Kong. And the place is mainly occupied by local Hongkonger during that weekend, even though the place itself as a international cruise center has become a sort of white elephant project.

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ƒ/9.0. 1/20. ISO 100

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My favorite shot of the day, a happy day indeed. ƒ/9.0. 1/80. ISO 100

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ƒ/9.0. 1/200. ISO 100

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ƒ/9.0. 1/125. ISO 100

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ƒ/9.0. 1/160. ISO 100

 

MAY; 03

The day they arrived. If you imagine star wars is the real deal.

Anyway, just some fun shot at StarWars Day here in Singapore Garden by the Bay.

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samsung s6 shot

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ƒ/11.0. 1/640. ISO 100

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OFF DUTY. ƒ/5.6. 1/40. ISO 100

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ƒ/5.6. 1/400. ISO 100

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ƒ/2.8. 1/2000. ISO 100

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the rogue……one. ƒ/5.6. 1/25. ISO 400

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ƒ/2.8. 1/20. ISO 3200

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ƒ/1.7. 1/80. ISO 3200

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ƒ/2.8. 1/8. ISO 3200

 

MAY; 02

Another one of those days, saw the scene, wished to have camera on hands instead of phone, and hate the tiny green pixel in the sky when enlarge.

well, life is not perfect as we all agree. just enjoying the breezing warm view along the way to work is a great bonus in everyday’s life.

seriously, sometime I wonder how many of us really enjoy a stroll on the way to work instead doing the routine “walk+phone surfing” combo.

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MAY; 01

HONG KONG is always a lively place. Maybe the packed integrated shops  and old housing estate in and out the city area is part of the reason. Or maybe it is because the way people live there. Just has a distinct character difference when compared to Singapore, where I see people are much more ‘colder’ and distancing self with other even more. I went there for a short weekend, just walk around and try to take some image showing the charm of Hong Kong street in the eyes of foreigner/tourist. This particular set of images were taken at the place I stayed —  TIN HAU in Hong Kong island and I think it is a fantastic place to get in touch with locals.

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TIN HAU MTR. ƒ/5.6. 1/125. ISO 100

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ƒ/5.6. 1/500. ISO 100.

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Mesmerizing light and shadow at late afternoon of the old housing estate. ƒ/5.6. 1/800. ISO 100.

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TAXI. ƒ/5.6. 1/500. ISO 100.

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ƒ/5.6. 1/2000. ISO 100.

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ƒ/5.6. 1/13. ISO 100.

APRIL; 08

Friday!

Just want to share few shots taken around the workplace during my lunch walk half hour ago using my old but still reliable Samsung, and quick processed in snapseed.

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APRIL; 07

These are some shots I made when walking around the city area at Bras Basah Road few weeks ago. I begin to think I can make many different long term series in the island I live for more than 10yrs now.

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ƒ/5.6. 1/5000. ISO 100

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INCOMING. ƒ/2.0. 1/320. ISO 100

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ƒ/5.6. 1/1250. ISO 100

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I love how the light and shade intertwined. ƒ/5.6. 1/200. ISO 100

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SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM. ƒ/2.0. 1/6400. ISO 100

APRIL; 06

Another walk around this morning at the shopping mall area around my neighborhood. At least see some sunlight after a few raining days.

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ƒ/5.6. 1/10. ISO 100. i thought this one was interesting as the reflection of people made them looked like walking under some imaginary planets.

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ƒ/5.6. 1/400. ISO 100. this one is also amusing to me. 3 of them seems lost direction in an instant.

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ƒ/5.6. 1/1250. ISO 100.

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ƒ/5.6. 1/1600. ISO 100.

APRIL; 05

Sometimes, it is just the tranquil moment that attracts my mind when I am wandering around the neighborhood.

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ƒ/5.6. 1/200. ISO 100

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ƒ/2.8. 1/640. ISO 100

APRIL; 04

I went to Sentosa Island the other day for company seminar. Ideally I would have walk around and take some shots during the before/after seminar and/or during the lunch break. But the weather was just annoying and not much available sunlight at the surrounding. Still I took some shot along the way.

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WALK. ƒ/5.6. 1/1250. ISO 100

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WINDOW. ƒ/5.6. 1/1000. ISO 100

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ƒ/5.6. 1/400. ISO 100

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WORKER. ƒ/5.6. 1/50. ISO 200

APRIL; 03

ALONG SINGAPORE RIVER is the new series I try to make slowly this year. I thought it is interesting as things must have changed so much along the area, and the change is unstoppable. I probably can continue to make the series for the next 10-20 years. 🙂 The following photos were taken early in the morning last Sunday.

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BOAT. ƒ/5.6. 1/1250. ISO 100

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2 BEERS. ƒ/5.6. 1/3200. ISO 100

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CHASING LIGHT. ƒ/5.6. 1/30. ISO 100

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SUN IN WATER. ƒ/5.6. 1/2000. ISO 100

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WHERE THE MIND IS. ƒ/5.6. 1/250. ISO 100

 

 

COMING SOON……

I know changes are needed to keep the enjoyment and excitement of photography alive inside me. So I decided to start from scratch again after all these years. Not that I have achieved much, but simply to reignite the creativity or even possible thought-provoking projects that I wish to attend to when I am free.

So here I am, tend to explore and create, taking photo happily again.

And I will see you soon……