Photo 101 – Edge, Alignment & Glass

Playing catching up after a few days of being super busy, here's my Photo 101 post that combines Edge & Alignment and Glass into one. I had taken this in Melbourne, through the window of Coda, a quirky east-west restaurant in Flinders Lane. It was in the evening, and we were just heading in there for … Continue reading Photo 101 – Edge, Alignment & Glass

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 – Architecture in Monochrome

We visited Bordeaux last year when my husband and his friend went to run the Medoc Marathon. I can't say much about the marathon but I loved the little streets of Bordeaux, winding between stone buildings and opening up unexpectedly in piazzas. I took this shot from a cafe window as we were having some … Continue reading Photo 101 – Architecture in Monochrome

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