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Zoom reminisce; just 40 years ago. on Flickr.Via Flickr:
I was helping to cover for the launch of the Elder-centred Programme of Integrated Comprehensive Care (EPICC) at Tsao Foundation yesterday and to freeze of the day’s special moments. Tsao Foundation helps elderly get engaged through activities like water colour painting. This painting was just completed and waiting to dry. Seeing the contrast of the painting and the urban backdrop of the office and the context in which it was painted, it was difficult to resist making a shot of it.

reminisce; just 40 years ago. on Flickr.

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I was helping to cover for the launch of the Elder-centred Programme of Integrated Comprehensive Care (EPICC) at Tsao Foundation yesterday and to freeze of the day’s special moments. Tsao Foundation helps elderly get engaged through activities like water colour painting. This painting was just completed and waiting to dry. Seeing the contrast of the painting and the urban backdrop of the office and the context in which it was painted, it was difficult to resist making a shot of it.

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Seeking Shelter at Big M

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Seeking Shelter at Big M

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Zoom Ruins at Fort Santiago on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Fort Santiago is a citadel first built by Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi for the new established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defense fortress is part of the structures of the walled city of Manila referred to as Intramuros (“within the walls”).
The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Manila. Several lives were lost in its prisons during the Spanish Colonial Period and World War II. José Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896. The Rizal Shrine museum displays memorabilia of the hero in their collection and the fort features, embedded onto the ground in bronze, his footsteps representing his final walk from his cell to the location of the actual execution.
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Ruins at Fort Santiago on Flickr.

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Fort Santiago is a citadel first built by Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi for the new established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defense fortress is part of the structures of the walled city of Manila referred to as Intramuros (“within the walls”).
The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Manila. Several lives were lost in its prisons during the Spanish Colonial Period and World War II. José Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896. The Rizal Shrine museum displays memorabilia of the hero in their collection and the fort features, embedded onto the ground in bronze, his footsteps representing his final walk from his cell to the location of the actual execution.

Source: Wikipedia

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Zoom Ruins at Fort Santiago on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Fort Santiago is a citadel first built by Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi for the new established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defense fortress is part of the structures of the walled city of Manila referred to as Intramuros (“within the walls”).
The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Manila. Several lives were lost in its prisons during the Spanish Colonial Period and World War II. José Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896. The Rizal Shrine museum displays memorabilia of the hero in their collection and the fort features, embedded onto the ground in bronze, his footsteps representing his final walk from his cell to the location of the actual execution.
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Ruins at Fort Santiago on Flickr.

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Fort Santiago is a citadel first built by Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi for the new established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defense fortress is part of the structures of the walled city of Manila referred to as Intramuros (“within the walls”).
The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Manila. Several lives were lost in its prisons during the Spanish Colonial Period and World War II. José Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896. The Rizal Shrine museum displays memorabilia of the hero in their collection and the fort features, embedded onto the ground in bronze, his footsteps representing his final walk from his cell to the location of the actual execution.

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Zoom Scenic Tagaytay on Flickr.Via Flickr:
The City of Tagaytay is a component city in the province of Cavite, in the Philippines. It is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations because of outstanding scenery and cooler climate provided by its high altitude. It has a high standard of living. Tagaytay overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and provides one of the iconic views of the Philippines, the view of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake, viewable from several vantage points in the city.
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Scenic Tagaytay on Flickr.

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The City of Tagaytay is a component city in the province of Cavite, in the Philippines. It is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations because of outstanding scenery and cooler climate provided by its high altitude. It has a high standard of living. Tagaytay overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and provides one of the iconic views of the Philippines, the view of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake, viewable from several vantage points in the city.

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Zoom Manila Blue Beacon on Flickr.Via Flickr:
The city is divided into six legislative districts and consists of sixteen geographical districts: Binondo, Ermita, Intramuros, Malate, Paco, Pandacan, Port Area, Quiapo, Sampaloc, San Andres, San Miguel, San Nicolas, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Santa Mesa and Tondo. Bustling commerce and some of the most historically and culturally significant iconic landmarks in the country, as well as the seat of the executive and judicial branches of the government are found in the city. Manila is also home to many scientific and educational institutions, numerous sport facilities, and other culturally and historically significant venues.
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Manila Blue Beacon on Flickr.

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The city is divided into six legislative districts and consists of sixteen geographical districts: Binondo, Ermita, Intramuros, Malate, Paco, Pandacan, Port Area, Quiapo, Sampaloc, San Andres, San Miguel, San Nicolas, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Santa Mesa and Tondo. Bustling commerce and some of the most historically and culturally significant iconic landmarks in the country, as well as the seat of the executive and judicial branches of the government are found in the city. Manila is also home to many scientific and educational institutions, numerous sport facilities, and other culturally and historically significant venues.

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Zoom Hyperdrive on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Taken in the tunnels of the Circle Line MRT. My first artistic photograph. C&C are welcomed! :)

Hyperdrive on Flickr.

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Taken in the tunnels of the Circle Line MRT. My first artistic photograph. C&C are welcomed! :)

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Samsung’s fast killer compact camera
  • Fast lens, checked!
  • Wi-fi, checked!
  • Swivel screen, checked!
  • Manual controls, checked!
  • RAW shooting capability, checked!

I would like to thank Samsung Singapore for this opportunity to try out the EX2F high end compact camera. Overall, Samsung has created a well-balanced high end compact camera that achieves image quality, versatility and portability and will be relevant for many years.

Colours are vibrant when shooting with a low ISO, made possible with a fast lens.

Fast lens. If you’re finding a fast camera, the EX2F is for you, with its f/1.4 lens , it is able to take clear images in low light situations (include most indoor situations). It also creates more bokeh than other compact cameras to bring out the photograph’s main subject. No more unsightly straight up fill flash. At the telephoto end, the aperture is at f/2.7 which is still decent.

The f/1.4 lens is able to create such bokeh.

With a fast lens, there’s no need to sacrifice image quality due to higher ISO setting.

Wi-fi. With Wi-fi enabled, sharing photos is a lot easier on the go! You are able to share your photos with your loved ones directly from the EX2F via Facebook or E-mail. Alternatively, you can transfer your images from the camera to your smartphone through Samsung’s MobileLink app, where you can do more editing before sharing your photos!

Swivel screen. Samsung has implemented its swivel screen really well. I’ve used it frequently with the NX210 and now the EX2F. It is great because it allows me to photograph from different perspectives easily. I’m able to shoot at a low angle and still able to check the composition.

The ND filter allowed me to take this photograph without overexposing it.

Manual controls and versatility. For more serious photographers, the EX2F offers the usual shooting modes (P,A,S,M) found in DSLRs for better creative control over your photos. In addition, the EX2F has an in-built ND filter that is able to cut light to slow down shutter speeds to a maximum of 30 seconds and to allow the camera to shoot wide open in the middle of the day. I personally found the ND filter useful because I can blur the background by shooting at f/1.4 in the middle of the day and not overexposing my shot.

A shot of the MRT tunnels, I was able to pull this off using a long shutter speed and shooting RAW for better post processing.

At 300g and with its small size, its a great walk-around camera.

RAW shooting capability. For the photographers that shoot RAW, the EX2F will come in handy when carrying the DSLR seems too heavy and cumbersome at times. It is great for a back-up and for travel because it weighs only about 300g.

Overall, a great, balanced camera that is suited for both the casual user and more serious photographers alike.

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Zoom Through the Shadows is Light on Flickr.Singapore’s Gotham?

Through the Shadows is Light on Flickr.

Singapore’s Gotham?

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Zoom In Pairs on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Kuta is administratively a district (kecamatan) and subdistrict/village (kelurahan) in southern Bali, Indonesia.[1] A former fishing village, it was one of the first towns on Bali to see substantial tourist development, and as a beach resort remains one of Indonesia’s major tourist destinations. It is known internationally for its long sandy beach, varied accommodation, many restaurants and bars, and many renowned surfers who visit from Australia.
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In Pairs on Flickr.

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Kuta is administratively a district (kecamatan) and subdistrict/village (kelurahan) in southern Bali, Indonesia.[1] A former fishing village, it was one of the first towns on Bali to see substantial tourist development, and as a beach resort remains one of Indonesia’s major tourist destinations. It is known internationally for its long sandy beach, varied accommodation, many restaurants and bars, and many renowned surfers who visit from Australia.

From Wikipedia

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Zoom Morning Preparations on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Calm and peaceful in the mornings, Lower Seletar Reservoir Park is a pleasant place for leisure strolls or jogs. Benches along the edge of the reservoir offer great spots from which to enjoy the turquoise waters and the balmy breeze.
A fishing jetty (maintained by PUB) extending from the park into the reservoir caters to the fishing enthusiasts. Here to their delight, large snakeheads and tilapias can be caught.
As the day approaches the late afternoon, the reservoir park transforms into a water sports hub. Popular with kayaks and dragon-boating, the water teems with high energy amidst sporadic shouts of cheers. 
Participating in such water activities is definitely the best way to enjoy the beautiful waters and scenery our reservoir has to offer. And in Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, the PA Water-Venture outlet provides a pleasant place for leisure kayak rentals.
From NParks

Morning Preparations on Flickr.

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Calm and peaceful in the mornings, Lower Seletar Reservoir Park is a pleasant place for leisure strolls or jogs. Benches along the edge of the reservoir offer great spots from which to enjoy the turquoise waters and the balmy breeze.
A fishing jetty (maintained by PUB) extending from the park into the reservoir caters to the fishing enthusiasts. Here to their delight, large snakeheads and tilapias can be caught.
As the day approaches the late afternoon, the reservoir park transforms into a water sports hub. Popular with kayaks and dragon-boating, the water teems with high energy amidst sporadic shouts of cheers.
Participating in such water activities is definitely the best way to enjoy the beautiful waters and scenery our reservoir has to offer. And in Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, the PA Water-Venture outlet provides a pleasant place for leisure kayak rentals.

From NParks

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Zoom Contemplation on Flickr.

Contemplation on Flickr.

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Zoom Cloud Blanket on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a mountain in Bali, Indonesia. This stratovolcano is the highest point on the island. It dominates the surrounding area influencing the climate. The clouds come from the west and Agung takes their water so that the west is lush and green and the east dry and barren.
The Balinese believe that Mount Agung is a replica of Mount Meru, the central axis of the universe. One legend holds that the mountain is a fragment of Meru brought to Bali by the first Hindus. The most important temple on Bali, Pura Besakih, is located high on the slopes of Gunung Agung.[4]
Gunung Agung last erupted in 1963-1964 and is still active, with a large and very deep crater which occasionally belches smoke and ash. From a distance, the mountain appears to be perfectly conical, despite the existence of the large crater.
From the peak of the mountain, it is possible to see the peak of Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok, although both mountains are frequently covered in clouds.
From Wikipedia

Cloud Blanket on Flickr.

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Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a mountain in Bali, Indonesia. This stratovolcano is the highest point on the island. It dominates the surrounding area influencing the climate. The clouds come from the west and Agung takes their water so that the west is lush and green and the east dry and barren.
The Balinese believe that Mount Agung is a replica of Mount Meru, the central axis of the universe. One legend holds that the mountain is a fragment of Meru brought to Bali by the first Hindus. The most important temple on Bali, Pura Besakih, is located high on the slopes of Gunung Agung.[4]
Gunung Agung last erupted in 1963-1964 and is still active, with a large and very deep crater which occasionally belches smoke and ash. From a distance, the mountain appears to be perfectly conical, despite the existence of the large crater.
From the peak of the mountain, it is possible to see the peak of Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok, although both mountains are frequently covered in clouds.

From Wikipedia

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Zoom Evening Lights on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Taken from the archives to reprocess. That’s the beauty of a photograph, capturing a time 3 years ago and being to “re-live” it while editing it.

Evening Lights on Flickr.

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Taken from the archives to reprocess. That’s the beauty of a photograph, capturing a time 3 years ago and being to “re-live” it while editing it.

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Zoom Lighting Spectacle on Flickr.Via Flickr:
30 June 2012, NDP Rehearsal
Shot from The Esplanade side of the Marina closer to the Floating Platform. Using the black card method to control the exposure of the city lights and the fireworks!

Lighting Spectacle on Flickr.

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30 June 2012, NDP Rehearsal

Shot from The Esplanade side of the Marina closer to the Floating Platform. Using the black card method to control the exposure of the city lights and the fireworks!

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