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San Francisco – Lombard Street

Best known for a landscaped section of 8 sharp turns, Lombard Street is also known as the “crookedest street in the world”. According to wikipedia, this “born out of necessity in order to reduce the hill’s natural 27% grade, which was too steep for most vehicles to climb.”

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San Francisco – Golden Gate Bridge

No visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge, so here are some shots.

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San Francisco – St. Peter and Paul’s Church & Coit Tower

The weather in San Francisco is a nice 15-20°C with plenty of sunshine, which unlike Singapore, makes it possible to just relax on the grass. This would have been unbearable in the hot and humid Singapore weather. Here’s the people relaxing on the grounds of Washington Square in front of the St. Peter and Paul […]

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Making the Best of the Situation

Sometimes, when you arrive at a location to shoot something, you find that the light isn’t right, or some other things can go wrong. For example, when I joined a city tour of Sydney when I was there years ago, I arrived at the lookout point near the Mrs Macquarie’s Chair with the light in […]

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Featured in Joby’s Blog!

What a pleasant surprise when I saw @jobyinc‘s status update on Twitter that one of my pics from a recent trip have been featured in their latest blog post. I’ve always found the GorillaPod Original to be extremely useful when paired with my Panasonic Lumix LX3. It often lets me take pictures which are otherwise […]

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Singapore Flyer

This is actually an old shot. Was at the Singapore Flyer (currently the world’s tallest observation wheel) to take a ride, but due to the rain earlier, the lighting was drab and uninteresting. That is until I saw this from inside my capsule.

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It’s Not the Camera

We all have heard of the oft-mentioned “It’s not the camera, it’s the photographer”. Here’s Lee Morris from Fstoppers.com doing an entire shot using just an iPhone 3GS mounted on a tripod. Granted, he has several thousand dollars worth of studio lighting, but it’s still pretty darn amazing what the iPhone can do.

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Short Trip to Kuala Lumpur

Went for a short trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia over the weekend with a few colleagues. Didn’t shoot much as we are mostly indoors shopping, eating, playing card games, drinking and watching TV. As it’s only a short trip, I brought just my trusty Panasonic Lumix LX3 camera and the equally trusty GorillaPod. Mounted the […]

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Marina Bay Sands Skypark

Went up the Marina Bay Sands  Skypark, hoping to catch some shots during the magic hour. However, I did not expect a long and slow queue which took more than 20 minutes due to printer failure at 3 out of the 4 counters. To top that off, I was told my Manfrotto 190B tripod was […]

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Early Morning Shoot at Merlion Park

Joined Kit and several other ClubSNAP members this morning. As I found out from an earlier trip, the waters are stiller in the early hours, resulting in near-perfect reflections. This is shot at about 6:30am, just before the Merlion water jet is turned on. Here’s a slightly tigher crop. As the day breaks, I decided […]