Clarke Quay on another night

I recently bought some filters to experiment with, and was quite pleasantly surprised with the results.

Clarke QuayIn case anyone is wondering, that trail of light was a boat.

Clarke QuaySadly though, the wind wasn’t strong enough that night for the moving clouds effect. Then again, I should be glad that I was even able to capture some clouds because within a few minutes there were no clouds in sight.

Just a side story – I was at the location alone just minding my own business and shooting when a couple suddenly appeared. I guess they must have been bummed out by my presence because that is supposedly one of the quietest spots in Clarke Quay so they left almost immediately. Oh well, it’s not my fault you chose to go there to make out at that time. Go find a bedroom or something. Geez…

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Journey to the West – Trains edition

These images were taken a few weeks back, but being the procrastinator that I am (coupled with sleep deprivation etc etc yes all the excuses), I finally got my lazy ass to post them up. (Throws confetti in the air)

Jurong East MRT

Jurong East MRT tracks

Being a North-east sider, travelling all the way to the West to Jurong East to take these images was quite a torture, but interesting nonetheless. This seems vaguely like the Chinese story of Journey to the West (西游记) but with modern modes of transportation within less than a day, thankfully! Speaking of which, I really wonder how people in the past could bear with months of travelling. I mean, a bus ride of 2 hours is already torturous enough (for my butt that is).

Golden Hour and Majestic Clouds

It’s been a while since I last updated. I blame this on work and how it has sucked the energy and time from me. (And also how I’ve been putting this off because I was a little lazy) Then again, it’s also about time management and not allowing your job to be the centre of your life, isn’t it?

Note to self: Stop making excuses for yourself.

These images are the results of playing around with my new wide angle lens adapter, and from snapping loads of pictures for god-knows how long before a bird finally came into the frame. Bird watchers, I salute you for your patience.

Bird

Clouds

Blurred city lights

City lights

If you are familiar with Singapore, you might have an idea where this was taken. Interestingly though, despite standing in the middle of the road (on a pavement of course) with so many people staring at you, it’s possible to ignore all the stares if you concentrate more on what you are doing rather than on the passers-by. Especially so when there are so many cars zooming by beside you too.

On a similar note, one of my life goals is to develop a really thick skin that I wouldn’t be bothered about how others look at me. It’s kinda hard if this is not an inherent ability though, so as they say, Fake it till you’ve got it. No one would probably notice it if you have good acting skills 😉

Night Photography – Highway adventures

Expressways, highways, they mean the same despite the different name.

Cars slow shutterCar light trail

Me - Slow shutterI’m loving how eerie this image feels. Just imagine a girl walking up and down, and across an overhead bridge multiple times trying to get the perfect shot. Well, to me at least, while getting weird stares from passers-by. I’m sure most people who are into photography can empathize me on this.

Leading Lines

So, I’ve been waiting for a while to post these images because I wanted to snap and collate more of them to fill this theme. MRTThis was taken at Ang Mo Kio MRT station at dusk, just standing on a slope while lots of people were sitting or walking around probably wondering what this weirdo was doing there snapping pictures of the train as if she hasn’t seen one before. Geez..

HDB - symmetryThese flats are a really common sight in Singapore, but the symmetry is really aesthetically pleasing, to me at least. I was actually at my uncle’s place during Chinese New Year when boredom got the better of me so I decided to walk around his place.

Henderson WavesAnd this, was taken at the Henderson Waves a few weeks ago.

Southern Ridges

OverviewThis was my second time going on the Southern Ridges trail that stretches from the South – Southwest of Singapore. My first time was with a bunch of friends, say 7 years ago (I’m getting old…) where we got lost at some random part and decided to walk into this section of the forest for a good 20 – 30 minutes climbing up and down slopes before realising that we were just a few metres away from where we started -_-

Canopy walk

SpiderTaken along Canopy Walk. Call me suaku (or noob) but this 14 – 15cm spider is by far the largest one I’ve ever seen.

Henderson Wave 1

Henderson Wave 3

Henderson Wave 2Taken along Henderson Wave

Mount FaberAnd we spotted civilisation on Mount Faber, also known as the highest “mountain” in Singapore after walking for so many hours, but the view from there is superb! Walking down the mountain is another story.

If there’s a lesson I learnt from this trail, it’d be that the air conditioner is by far the best invention ever. /salute to whoever you are