Monthly Archives: August 2011

Just to wish everyone a Selemat Hari Raya

Hari Raya  is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.  In Singapore, this was very much celebrated not only by the Muslim community, but by virtually everyone since we are all so integrated as Singaporeans.

Vincent &  I decided to go down to Geylang Serai, the heart of the Muslim community, to take some photos on the preparations for the upcoming celebrations.  Man!  The place was crowded with street stalls & bustling with life.  & it was colorful! perfect for shoots.

Love this colours contrasted with the strong outline of the man.  Taken with 24-70mm

It was challenging to take this shot as it was low light & the movement of the man’s hand is not exactly slow. To top it off, I was standing on an elevated ground made of hollow wood.  Hence it was trembling every now & then due to the crowd walking on it.  That’s why I love my  24-70mm with its fast f/2.8 🙂

Shot this amazing child who could fell asleep amidst the trumpeting sound of the crowd around her!

Another shot that I love just because it has a certain “feel” to it

Just a morning stroll around Jalan Kayu

To my friends who live in Jurong area for the most part of their lives, Jalan Kayu must have been a “birds don’t lay egg” location – a Chinese term used to describe places that are so outskirts that birds do not even want to make their homes there.  But I love Jalan Kayu.  It has good food, good ambience & a good potential for photography.  Alas, much of the place was destroyed by the government when they decided to transform the place into an aerospace hub.  It was pretty sad to see the lushness taken away & replaced by cold large hangars & buildings.  Even the beautiful colonial houses were also partially cleared to make way for these…

These flowers were seen as I stroll along the Yishun Dam leading into the Seletar area.

Used my 24-70mm & a Light Craft Workshop Fader ND Mark II to achieve this popping effect

This was also done with the variable Fader at max power as the it was near noon & the sun was at its height

Spotted this vintage in a colonial house rented by some expatriates.  He has many other vintage cars beside this, but this was outstanding.

Couldn’t resist sneaking in & taking a shot.  anyway, the nearest police post was at least 8 km away.