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Lim Chu Kang Instawalk

Exploring Lim Chu Kang Farms

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I got the rare opportunity to join TheSmartLocal and MND on a instawalk in Lim Chu Kang area to explore an egg, vegetable and fish farms. It was a great photography opportunity as access into the farms were not normally open to public. It was also insightful to learn more about the farming scene in Singapore and how Singapore farmers are making use of technology to overcome limitations of space in Singapore. Some interesting implementation were vertical farming and machine automation. As the saying goes, innovate or die.

Added a new gallery slider to this post and all the photos were taken by my iphone 5s which probably go into retirement soon as I have plans to get the new iphone 7 plus. The iphone 5s has been a great servant over the past 3 years and has helped me to make many photographs that I personally enjoyed.

Till the next photowalk. #exploresingapore #iwalklimchukang

Order in Chaos

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I must admit, I had a hard time choosing the photo for this post. I initially wanted to post a landscape photo since the previous post was a black and white photograph. Today my website hit 1,000 unique singapore visitors on my website so this post has a significant importance. Ultimately I decided on this photo as it reflects a great deal of my feelings for the week.

I love shooting in Chinatown, the streets, the buidings and the people excites me as there are so many possibilities waiting around each and every corner. This shot was taken somewhere in Chinatown 🙂

I usually prefer to keep things simple in my photographs and when I first saw this scene I was overwhelmed by the chaos of it. As luck would have it, this man came into the picture and in that instant, I found order in the chaos (by concentrating on his presence in the sea of chaos). I guess that applies to life as well, with all the chaos that is around us all the time, perhaps all we need is a single point of focus to help us find order.

Flashblack

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There are times when I walked on the streets and I thought to myself, “damn! I should have brought my camera totoday!” These days I try to bring out my camera as much as possible. As the saying goes, “The best camera is the one you have on your hands.” Sometimes great photographic moments  are missed just because you do not have a camera with you. I saw this old rusted bicycle and it looked had it had provided many years of service to it’s owner and yet still standing proud. I gave me a retro feeling like I was back in the 1970s. I knew I had to capture this in black and white.

In the midst of getting my camera ready for the shot, a stray cat came along and climb onto the bicycle and finally decided to rest in the basket. Call it luck or fate, it all came together for me resulting in a shot that I was very pleased with. It would have been perfect if the cat had glance at me, allowing me to capture it’s eyes through the basket but my attempts to attract it attention were in vain. Apparently the comfort of the basket was unrivaled.

Once again I got remind of how street photography is so elusive yet so rewarding, shots like this can never be planned beforehand. As compared to landscapes photography where one can plan the location, check the sunset/sunrise timing and simply wait for the light. If the light is not good, just come back another day to the same place to shoot again. However for street photography it is totally unpredictable! The beauty of street photography, you never know what you end up with everytime.