As we come to the end of year 2012, I thought I’d put up some of my favourite shots which I’ve taken in 2012. I did a similar post last year, and so I shall continue with the spirt of things. 🙂
The year started off with a rather bland and overcast day when I went out to shoot on 1 Jan 2012.
With all the media abuzz over the impending demise of the Bukit Brown Cemetery due to the planned building of a road across it, I made a trip down with Gilbert and David to take some photos.
In March 2012, the i Light festival was held in Marina Bay, lighting up the entire bay in colourful light installations. Although it’s the second installation, it’s the first time I ever saw and shot it.
March also saw the appearance of the Venus and Jupiter conjunction, where the two planets align and show up as 2 bright spots in the sky. I was very lucky to be able to see and shoot it right out of my corridor.
The Singapore Arts Festival was held in May 2012, and I enjoyed covering it as well. The fringe activities are quite fun to watch (and shoot) though I hoped they’d have more conventional instead of avantgarde selections for their main programs.
The South gardens of Gardens by the Bay opened to the public in June. I had the opportunity to get a media preview of the beautiful gardens and also to revisited it to get more shots. The Supertree Grove is especially pretty in the evening.
Yet another astronomical event happened in July – The formation of the celestial triangle formed by a crescent moon, Venus and Jupiter.
After not shooting the National Day fireworks for a number of years, I decided to give it ago again this year. YS and I went to the Bay East Gardens, part of the Gardens by the Bay where it’s less crowded than the usual spots around Marina Bay.
The Merlion celebrated its 40th birthday on 15 Sep 2012 with a 4-day birthday bash at the Merlion Park. For the second time in the year, we see the Merlion “painted” in colourful splashes of light. The celebration also surrounded the Merlion with pyrotechnics, dancers and a specially commissioned piece of music.
September also brought to us the Singapore Night Festival, which was held over 2 weekends. The most exciting program had to be Fuerzabruta, a set of 3 performances by Ozono Produciones from Argentina.
In November, I visited beautiful Japan with my friend Clarence and saw the best of fall colours as well as the supposedly elusive Mount Fuji. I couldn’t be happier. There are more pictures of Japan which I’ll gradually post but here’re some of my favourites.
And that’s all for now. I wish everyone a great year ahead.