Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Summer Lovin’

“This week, share a photo that says summer lovin’ to you. It might be a favorite pair of sandals you can’t bear to part with, the homemade salsa you made with veggies from your garden, the flowers you planted, or your family frolicking on the beach.”


Nha Trang, Vietnam

A group of my friends and I took an amazing trip to Vietnam this time last year. We landed in Ho Chi Minh City, made our way north to the mountain town of Dalat, then headed east, to the coast and Nha Trang. We stayed in a relatively empty resort in the countryside on the coast and managed to charter a small boat for a day of snorkelling, fishing and swimming. It was a lot of fun. This photograph was taken by me looking back towards my friends in and around the boat at anchor.

Vietnam was awesome and in about a week and a half my wife and I are heading back up there for another holiday. This time taking in Hanoi and Halong Bay.

Location: Nha Trang, Vietnam, 2013
Camera: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS; 1/200, f/8, ISO 100, 4.5mm

Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Containers

“This week, share your own vision of a container you find interesting. You can take the challenge as literally as you want — a box of chocolates, a broken bottle, your town’s water tank, an empty shell on the beach.”



Photographed in Haji Lane, Bugis, these electrically lit containers make for innovative and eye catching signage at night.

Location: Bugis, Singapore, 2009
Camera: Canon Canonet QL17 GIII, Film: Lucky B/W Film SHD100

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Relic

“Share a photo of what ‘relic’ means to you — it could be your still-running 1979 Honda Accord Hatchback, an historic building in your town, or an old, rusted farm implement poking up through the long grass in a field.”


Train station

The building in this photograph appears to have been some sort of utility shed associated with the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) railway track out of sight, to the left of the frame. The KTM trains used to run from the causeway in the north to Tanjong Pagar in the south of Singapore. KTM stopped operating within Singapore in 2011. The land occupied by the tracks was handed back to Singapore as part of a land swap deal with Malaysia at that time and has since been turned into a green corridor popular with hikers and mountain bikers. I know little of this building other than it sometimes housed homeless and squatters overnight and has not been used in any official capacity since long before 2011.

Location: Buena Vista, Singapore, 2009
Camera: Olympus Stylus-550WP