St Andrew’s Cathedral

Single Shot #37

St Andrew’s Cathedral is the oldest Anglican Church in Singapore. The Cathedral replaced the Church of St Andrew which was considered unsafe after being struck twice by lightning. The Cathedral was designed by Lt Col Ronald MacPherson in 1856 and was gazetted as a National Monument in 1973.

The cathedral replaced the Church of St Andrew which was considered unsafe after being struck twice by lightning.  Christians still gather in the building, which is situated in the CBD and part of the Civic District. You will also find the serene grounds  of the Cathedral an oasis of piece and quiet in the busy city centre.

Photo Technical Data:

Canon 6D, EF 24 – 105mm, f/5.6, 0.5 sec, ISO 800

 

Our Tampines Hub

Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s integrated community and lifestyle hub. Beside a sports stadium which sits 5,000 spectators, there are swimming pools, sports hall,  gymnasium and even a 1km jogging track on the 5 storey. Not that active? The Tampines Regional Library can also be found there. And of course, catering to Singapore favourite pastime, there are food outlets, food court  and a shopping mall.

Canon 6D, EF 16 – 35mm @  f/6.3 1/250 sec, ISO 125

The Indoor competition swimming pool

Canon 6D, 16-35mm, @f/10, 1/200, ISO 400

Part of the jogging track on the 5th Storey

Canon 6D, 16-35mm @ f/9.0, 1/320. ISO 125

A bird’s eye view of the busy atrium

Canon 6D, 16-35mm @ f/8.0, 1/80. ISO 125

Window Cleaners

Single Shot #35

A line of window washers hanging from ropes. I guess this is more efficient than a gondola? A building gondola could perhaps hold 3 cleaners and it could be dangerous to have multiple gondolas operating side by side. See if you count the numbers of cleaners in the line.

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To give context to the picture the smaller pic below shows a wider angle of the area where the cleaners are working at. This windows belongs to the Hard Rock Cafe Hotel in Macau.

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Photo Technical Data:
Canon 7D, EFs 55 – 250mm, f/8.0 1/640 sec, ISO 400

Orange Life Buoy

Single Shot #34

The life buoy, also called a life ring, flotation ring or lifesaver among other names. This device can be found near water bodies or on board water vessels and is an essential safety equipment. Low cost and intuitive to use, it is an essential safety equipment. The user just need to throw it towards the person struggling in the water and pull it back to the shore or the ship with the swimmer (or non-swimmer) clinging to it. The doughnut shape makes it easy to hold, throw and cling on to.

The life buoy below was found in the VivoCity promenade. In the top right corner, you can see the outline of Hotel Michael which is on Sentosa Island.

The photo was processed to desaturate all colours except that of the life buoy. I have retired the lens used. It was a good workhorse for general walk around which is now replaced by my current favourite, the EF 16 -35mm.

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Photo Technical Data:
Canon 7D, EF 28 – 135mm IS, f/4.0 1/1000 sec, ISO 200

The Hoop

Single Shot #33

The target for basketball players to place the ball through enough times to win the game. This hoop has seen better days but still serve it’s purpose. Not sure why the padlock is there, maybe there are hoop-thieves in the neighbourhood

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This photo is another from my Canon 40D collection. Taken in jpg and processed by Color Efex Pro 4 (Nik collection)

Photo Technical Data:

Canon 40D, EFs 17 – 55mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO 400

The Sphinx

Single Shot #32

The sphinx is a mythological creature which has a body a lion and the head of a human. There are many sphinxes in Egypt and the most famous and the largest is the Great Sphinx of Giza.  The exhibit below was from the exhibition Quest for Immortality – The World of Ancient Egypt, is from the Ptolemaic era which is between 300 – 250 BC. Scholars and archaeologist do not know of the purpose of sphinxes. They are generally associated with temples and royal tombs in Egypt.

The photo below was also from one of my earliest DSLR collection, which means it was taken by the Canon 40D. The venue was dimly lit so a slow shutter speed was used. The image stabilisation of the EF-S lens was working perfectly judging from the sharp image captured hand-held at 1/8 sec.

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Canon 40D, EFs 17 – 55mm, f/4.5, 1/8 sec, ISO 800

Changi Point Jetty

Single Shot #31

Changi Point Jetty is located at just off Changi Village and is part of the Changi Point Ferry Terminal. From here you can take ferry services to Pulau Ubin and to Penggerang in Johor, Malaysia. These are the bum boats which provide the ferry service. The jetty has a small immigration counter to process cross border travellers.

The place here is also called Changi Creek. Changi Village have a laid back atmosphere since most  of the visitors here are vacationers. The area has a few country clubs like Changi Golf Club and Changi Sailing Club.

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The photo shows the that good images can be captured even by older generation DSLRs and lens. The 40D was launched a decade ago in 2007 and has a 10.1mp resolution. The lens was a pre-DSLR generation of the venerable 70-200 mm L (non-IS).

Photo Technical Data:

Canon 40D, EF 70 – 200 mm f/2.8L , @f/5.0, 1/200 sec, ISO 200