Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The Chinese New Year is fast approaching and the streets of Chinatown are teeming with shoppers, tourist and photographers alike, soaking in the festive atmosphere. I ususally do not feel comfortable in crowded areas, especially around this time of the year in this part of Chinatown, but it was still manageable, as it is still quite a couple of days before the Lunar New Year. I actually went there twice with 2 friends on 27th(Sun with Rachel) and 29th(Tue with Trevor) to have dinner at the abundant mouth watering and gastronomically savoury delights at the various roadside stalls, eateries and restaurants. Of course being photo hobbyists, we did go there to take some pictures of the biggest yearly event in Chinatown, which is the Chinese Lunar New Year. Chinatown is a place with good food to eat and great photo subjects to take, beautifully blended in a marriage of contrasting old world charms and modern convenience and technologies. More pictures can be viewed on this walkabout by fellow blogger Rachel, who has some great pictures of her own here.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I spent the lazy saturday weekend taking a short stroll along the flora and fauna of the Singapore Botanical Gardens, armed with my cheapo Sigma 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 APO Macro, as promised earlier. For those seeking solace and a place to unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of citylife or the demands of work, the tranquility and quiet beauty of the Botanical Garden is the perfect antidote. Many people may not know that in spite of my many portrait shoots, I still DO like nature and macro photography. Anyway, I started out mostly with nature shots during my early days. It feels great to connect with nature again! And like a very close and good old trustworthy friend, it feels great to connect to my roots again too!