Portrait of a local wet market

Wet markets in Singapore are often one of the major pillars of community life. They sell a variety of meat, produce, flowers, snacks, house plants and other house hold goods. They are often located very near food centres.

Singapore has no shortage of western style supermarkets but for a very large number of people the wet markets are considered fresher and cheaper and a good place to catch up on gossip.

I’ve been living in the same neighbourhood for about 3 years. The photos here were all taken in and around my local wet market on a Sunday morning.






















Location: Redhill, Singapore
Camera: Fujifilm X100s

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Street Life.

I took this picture this morning near a “wet market” in Singapore.

Although not ideally framed I still like this photo.  It speaks volumes to me about how sometimes life can really get on top of you.

Location: Redhill Singapore
Camera: Fujifilm X100s 1/250 f/11 ISO 800

Walking home one night last week

Perhaps one of the hardest things to photograph is the environment that you see every day.  Your back yard, where everything is familiar and almost nothing is new to you.  I have been working at the same location in Singapore for nearly 8yrs now and some days it is almost impossible to see it with fresh eyes.  But last week I thought I’d have a go at taking some pictures on my route home.



The photos were all taken with an Olympus E-PM2 camera and all but one was taken using an M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 prime lens.























Location: Various, Singapore
Camera: Olympus E-PM2 +  M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 prime

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is reflections.

Reflections Hangzhou China, Fujifilm X100s 1/640 f/5.6 ISO400

Fujifilm X100s 1/640 f/5.6 ISO400


This photo was taken in March last year at at West Lake, Hangzhou, China, a very pretty part of the country.

Later I will be posting a complete gallery of photos from that trip.  It was my first visit to China and I was amazed at what an interesting and beautiful place it was.

It was also my first major outing with the X100s instead of a Nikon dSLR.  I think that the image quality from the X100s is very good and certainly adequate for travel photography and beyond.

A walk around Bugis, Singapore.

Over the weekend, after dropping my lovely wife off to her work, place I decided to do some street roaming and see if any photos could be had. Usually on the weekend my image collector is my X100s due to its well known properties of low weight and excellent image quality.




Stalking the busy streets of Singapore with an iconic camera at the ready does wonders for immersing you in the role of street photographer. Typically when doing this I’m not so much looking for portraits as I am trying to find what I feel are fundamentally local scenes. Something that goes beyond what a fleeting tourist would stop to capture.




I’ve been living in Singapore for 8 years. There is a lot of impressive architecture here, some of which really is worth photographing. But, for the majority of us on this island, the buildings are really just the back drop to Singapore, not Singapore itself.


X100s f/2.8 1/60sec


X100s f/2.0 1/60sec


X100s f/2.0 1/60sec


X100s f/3.6 1/250sec


X100s f/4.0 1/250sec


X100s f/5.0 1/250sec


X100s f/5.0 1/250sec


X100s f/8 1/100sec



X100s f/5.6 1/60sec


X100s f/5.6 1/60sec


X100s f/5.6 1/60sec


X100s f/5.6 1/60sec


X100s f/5.6 1/60sec


X100s f/5.6 1/60sec





Location: Bugis, Singapore
Camera: Fujifilm X100s