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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Punggol Reservoir Afternoon Landscape

This weekend, instead of going cycling, I wanted to stay home and just rest. But I still have tons of photographs to share.

These photos were taken at about 12.30pm at the Punggol Reservoir dam. Such a clear sky at that time and the fluffy clouds add atmosphere to the scenery. I used a polarizer and the position of the sun at that time somehow work to that advantage in cutting off the reflection.

By the way, that little circular viewing platform on the bottom left frame – it is not open to the public. The entrance is barred.

For those heading to the Punggol Park Connector to the beach : cross the road, just a few meters down behind Punggol Marina Country Club, is the PCN to the Punggol beach.

Have a great week ahead!

Punggol Reservoir Landscape View

Punggol Reservoir Vertical View

Punggol Marina Country Club on the Left / Punggol Reservoir Dam on the Right

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Posted by on July 31, 2011 in photography, postaday2011, singapore

 

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Amazing Clouds Formations

Rarely do we have such clear blue sky here. When blue sky and amazing clouds combine, such an amazing sight to behold.

This picture was taken a few months ago on Vesak Day while at Pulau Ubin. I am constantly amazed and in awe of mother nature. Love the clouds and blue sky on that day.

Clouds Landscape at Pulau Ubin on Vesak Day

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2011 in photography, postaday2011, singapore, Travel

 

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Vertical Landscaping

During lunch today, I went by Orchard Road. This time around, I walked along the stretch from Wheelock Place to the Hilton Singapore Hotel. This section of the road is usually not too crowded. Have not been here for a while. Today I notice this vertical landscaping box along the walkway. They looked good from far away and from a perspective angle. Though a more timely maintenance will make them look better.

Anyways here are the pictures.

Have a great weekend!

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2011 in photography

 

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Yellow Background

This is an experiment in using one of the art filters in Gimp. The original photo is a group of bright yellow flowers. This is how it looks like with mosaic like appearance. Sometimes when a picture has too much noise artifacts, I turn to the editor and play around with the different effects. Hope you like it.

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in photography

 

Sunset Swimming

Three friends frolicking in the seawater while watching the sunset. Don’t you want to go on vacation, right now? Weather is a little bit unpredictable these days in the tropics. We had been having late morning till early afternoon showers. At times it lingers on till evening. Blue skies only a little bit of time then it is gone. Hope you have a great weather wherever you are.

Swimming at Sunset

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Travel

 

Lavendar Dawn

From one beach to another, Tioman Island.

I had a ton of pictures taken there and still have not sorted them. I am so much behind in post processing. One thing I noticed, the point and shoot camera captures better colours while the DSLR scores much higher in details.

For today, a vertical and horizontal perspective of a lavendar dawn at Tioman Island beach.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2011 in photography, postaday2011, Travel

 

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Hermit Crabs Fighting

While I was at Coney Island, Singapore, last saturday, I had a few amusing encounters.

One of them was watching two hermit crabs fighting. Or rather one instigating a fight. See the pictures for the story.

One ambitious hermit crab on a mission to fight and conquer…

Yo, brother! I like your shell and I want it now!

It saw something it liked. A case of “someone else’s is better than mine”.

That other hermit crab seeing the stranger reacted “Go away! You have your own shell. I am keeping mine!”

I am going to crack you, buddy!

And the fight continued. “You can try, buddy. But you are not going to win. Yawn…..”.

Ready to give up yet, buddy?

“I will claw, stab and poke until you give up!”

“Is that the best you can do? All talk and no bite? Get lost, kid! You haven’t seen anything yet!”

You are a spoilt spot, buddy!

Surprisingly, the trouble maker who instigated the fight was the first to give up. A departing shot “You are no fun to play”.

And the mild fellow who was just defending his shell replied with this shot “Who is the sour loser now?”

I hope you have an entertaining week ahead!

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2011 in photography, postaday2011

 

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