Monthly Archives: April 2014

Forest Reflection

Forest Reflection
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Forest reflection, Nature Walk section of Punggol Promenade

Something old photographed on 11 Nov 2012 at 7.11am.  A very familiar place. Given the HDR processing this time. I remember using a GND at that time.  From afar, the different colour tones of the Casuarina trees set them afar.

Just for the sake of experimentation, converted the picture to black and white.

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Black and white forest reflection


Feeling adventurous, try it out in blue overtone this time.

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Forest reflection in blue tone


Which version do I like best? Hmmm, I think the blue one. Afterall, blue is my favourite colour. 😉

Tomorrow is Labor Day. Work hard but now it is time for a good rest. Enjoy the long weekend!

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Posted by on April 30, 2014 in photography, singapore


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Photo Journey at Punggol Promenade, Serangoon Reservoir

Photo Journey at Punggol Promenade, Serangoon Reservoir

Come join me as we journey at dawn along Punggol Promenade, passing through Serangoon Reservoir this morning.

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Reddish Dawn at Serangoon Reservoir 6.35am 26/04/2014

It was very humid last night so I was expecting lots of mist this morning.  This was taken from the Halus Bridge. At this hour, the sky had a coral, reddish hue using the Sunset setting.

Lorong Halus Wetland, Punggol Promenade

Serangoon Reservoir from Sunrise Bridge 6.42am 26/04/2014

Moving on to the Sunrise Bridge, this was the view this morning. Change the white balance setting to Tungsten because I like a bluish tone.

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Crepuscular rays reflection at Serangoon Reservoir East Dam 6.47am 26/04/2014

Next stop, a closer look a the Serangoon Reservoir East Dam from the Nature Walk session of Punggol Promenade.

Lorong Halus forest reflection

Lorong Halus forest reflection 6.47am 26/04/2014

Went further down to the river ledge and catch these scenes.

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Lorong Halus Bridge 6.48am 26/04/2014

The opposite direction – a misty view of the Lorong Halus red bridge and forest reflection in the distance.

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Close up of Serangoon Reservoir East Dam 6.50am 26/04/2014

A close up of the Serangoon reservoir East Dam – see through what was on the other side.

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Dawn Reflection at Serangoon Reservoir 6.54am 26/04/2014

Cycle further down and this was the view today.

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Pulau Serangoon or Coney Island Singapore 6.54am 26/04/2014

Closer look of Coney Island Singapore or Pulau Serangoon and its forest reflection.

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Nature Walk Punggol Promenade heading to Punggol Beach 7.05am 26/04/2014

Reach the second bridge with an elevated view. At one end was this view looking towards Punggol Beach.


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Misty view of Coney Island Singapore or Pulau Serangoon 7.06am 26/04/2014

Another view of Coney Island Singapore or Pulau Serangoon. The mist was so thick, could not see Pasir Gudang port from here.

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Nature Walk Punggol Promenade Misty View 7.07am 26/04/2014

Here was the other view towards Serangoon Reservoir East Dam.

The day was getting brighter but humidity lingered. No view of the sun yet from this angle.

It is sunny now but cloudy. I am off for other events. Meanwhile, have a great weekend!



Posted by on April 26, 2014 in photography, singapore, Travel


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Misty Dawn at Serangoon Reservoir

Lorong Halus Wetland

Misty morning at Serangoon Reservoir with Lorong Halus Wetland on the horizon

Misty morning here is such a serene sight. Smooth water reflecting the beautiful sky.

The boardwalk, the red bridge, the river bank all creating leading lines. Many ways to compose a photograph.

This time round, an almost square format. The hardest thing to do – wake up so early. Try to be here by 6.20am. Light changes so fast and mist lingers without much movement around this hour. This was taken last year on 2 Nov 2013 at 6.31am.

In Apr and May, look out for a red dawn to light the morning. These are among the hottest months in Singapore – brazen heat and humidity during daytime then cool nights.

Let’s embrace the dawn and chase the sunrise!


Posted by on April 24, 2014 in photography, singapore, Travel


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Sunset at Pasir Ris Farmway 3

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Sunset Panorama at Pasir Ris Farmway 3

The lalang grass are growing in big patches across the empty field at Pasir Ris Farmway 3.

As I passed this road on my way to Pasir Ris Park in the morning, I had this idea that the lalangs would be aglow during sunset. True enough on my way home yesterday evening, they were ablazed in the sun’s golden glow.

I just wanted to see how the photos turn up with no editing done. Taken with an Olympus PL6 with the 14-40mm kit lens.

If you pass this area, remember to snap a few photos before the lalang grass are all gone.




Posted by on April 20, 2014 in photography, singapore


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Lorong Halus Wetland – Curvy, Lurvy, Bendy Path

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Walking track in Lorong Halus Wetland

As often as I come here, there are always different things to see.

There are plenty of walking track or path here. Most of the paths, bend right and left before a straight line ahead.

I was there two weeks ago with a different lens this time – a Tokina 11-16mm. Walking around with a wide angle lens to emphasize those curvy lines throughout the park. There are many trumpet trees in the park as well as next to the main road heading here. These were taken on 6 April 2014 so the trees may had shed all its flowers by now.

So next time you are here, follow a different path, use a different lens or camera and see things in a different perspective.

Have a great weekend!





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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in photography, singapore


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Sungei Api Api Park – Interlude with Nature

Sungei Api Api Park – Interlude with Nature
sungei api api park, pasir ris

Close-up with nature at Sungei Api Api Park

Of the many paths heading to Pasir Ris Park, this is my favourite – Sungei Api Api Park.

There is a signboard at the entrance from Pasir Ris Drive 3. Private properties on one side while the sungei or river face the other side.

A carpet of pink trumpet flowers greet visitors at the entrance. Colourful and charming. Quiet and serene.  Even the wooden dustbin blends in with the natural setting. At times, you hear the calls of wildlife. Could it be a grey heron calling out to its mate? Further up is Sungei Tampines, where a flock of grey herons make their home above the trees.

Meanwhile, this peaceful oasis is a pretty place for exploration and nature close-ups. There is a wooden shelter, a viewing boardwalk, an exercise corner and even a playground.

So the next time you are in the area, do take the time to explore this small but beautiful park.

Have a great weekend!

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Sungei Api Api Park

Nature interlude at Sungei Api Api park

Nature interlude at Sungei Api Api Park


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Pink trumpet flowers and greneery at Sungei Api Api Park

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Posted by on April 12, 2014 in photography, singapore


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Trumpet Tree Flowers in Singapore – Pasir Ris Farmway 3 Canal

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Trumpet Tree Flowers in Bloom


The canal route from Pasir Ris Drive 3 to Pasir Ris Farmway 3 heading to Lorong Halus Wetland – those using this shortcut will be familiar with this place.

But do you notice the colorful flowers in bloom? These pink and white blossoms of the trumpet tree  are flowering everywhere around Singapore. This is just one location.

A quiet place, if you take the time to stand and stare, to notice all these little things you may not be aware before. So, take time to see the beauty around us! 🙂

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Colorful trumpet flowers in Singapore – canal from Pasir Ris Farmway 3 to Pasir Ris Drive 3


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Blooming trumpet tree flowers along the canal from Pasir Ris Drive 3 to Pasir Ris Farmway 3


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Posted by on April 9, 2014 in photography, singapore


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