Thursday, June 3, 2010
I remember a friend of mine asking me why would anyone have the need for such high shutter speed in my camera, other than to freeze high speed subject, which I rarely do. Using me trusty Nikon 85mm F1.8 AFD lens this morning for a spin once again, this is another chance to show him why! If I want to shoot outdoors in very bright light conditions, and yet achieve a shallow Depth of Field by using a bigger aperture without the use of clumbersome Neutral Density filters, high speed shutter speed is my only option!
Anyway, another friend and I decided to scout for any new interesting locations for photoshoots. We arrived at the this new location a little later then we would like to and the weather was starting to be quite unbearably hot! This area, called the Helix Bridge, should look quite spectacular in the evening light. Here is just a sneak preview, more to come in the future...
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I went out with a friend to Ang Siang Hill where we tried out some cakes at Kki. She learnt about the cake cafe through blogs, where it seems to be growing in popularity. The cakes are rather pricey at $8.50 but you get what you pay for because you can see that these pieces of edible art are not just a piece of cake! They are baked with a lot of passion and tastes wonderful too, at least for the ones that I tried. "Little Red Riding Hood" is Sinfully coated in Thick Dark Chocolate and filled with Tangy Raspberry Jam and a Juicy Red Plump Raspberry on Top. The other great tasting cake that is also worth recommending is the delightfully sculptured, water chestnut flavoured Mont Blanc. Whatever it is, I can say you have to give them all a try, and perhaps, like me, you would want to go visit them again! In the meantime, there are many interesting shops around the perimeter selling Old Skool memorabilia, that is sure to invoke rose-tinted nolstagia of yesteryears in Singapore.