Photo 101 – Scale

This is my country. I had taken this panorama of the city area overlooking Marina Bayfront in August last year when Singapore celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence. Even when I look at this picture now, I feel a great sense of pride. A little country with no resources, we took ourselves from third world … Continue reading Photo 101 – Scale

Photo 101 – Moment & Motion

As a freelance travel journalist, I sometimes like to capture candid shots of people on the streets to catch the local flavour. But I am aware that some people don't like having their pictures taken by strangers, and in parts of Asia, the older folk in particular, can be a little superstitious about having their photo taken. To get round that, I sometimes … Continue reading Photo 101 – Moment & Motion

Photo 101 – Pop of Colour

Had a lovely lunch tasting today at St Pierre, Singapore's only Relais & Chateaux restaurant. It's a fine dining French restaurant at One Fullerton, overlooking the Marina Bayfront. Lunch stretched over three hours, ending with a magnificent dessert trolley of petit fours, from little cakes to macarons, jellies and chocolates. Here's my pop of colour … Continue reading Photo 101 – Pop of Colour

Photo 101 – Warmth & Light

The light outside today is not warm, but hot and glaring. So for today's assignment, I felt it best to pick something out of my heap of holiday photos. I think warmth and light from the sun is nicely captured here, illuminating one of my favourite desserts, Baklava, perfectly paired with sweet tea Turkish style. This was … Continue reading Photo 101 – Warmth & Light

Photo 101 – Natural World & Leading Lines

I pottered out into my garden just now to undertake today's assignment, Natural World & Leading Lines, with my Canon SLR. My garden isn't big, but it is lush with a wilderness of tropical leaves and where ants, bugs and a large mottled garden lizard live. While looking for shapes and lines, I thought it … Continue reading Photo 101 – Natural World & Leading Lines

Photo 101 – Connect + Vast

Haunting, mesmerising and simply gobsmacking. This is just a corner of Ta Prohm, one of the most famous temples in the vast Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia. Forgotten for centuries, this stone temple which was once an integral part of a powerful Hindu kingdom, had been literally swallowed up by the forest over time. Branches, roots and entire … Continue reading Photo 101 – Connect + Vast