Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Angular

“What does angular mean to you? It might mean the corner on which you live or the intersection of sea and sky at a 180 degree angle. Angular also offers a chance to shoot from an entirely new perspective: from above, below, or even from the margins of the fray. Above all, have fun!”



A staircase intersection, deep in the New York Public Library. One of my favourite buildings in this city.

Location: Manhattan, New York, USA
Camera: Nikon D800, Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF; 1/40, f/1.8, ISO 200

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Minimalist

“In this week’s challenge, show us your minimalist photos. Find an interesting texture, color, or silhouette. Maybe there is a story that you can tell with your minimalist photo. Try an interesting angle with your composition to turn a traditional scene into a minimalist one, by eliminating as much of the extra detail in the background as possible.”



Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, at sunrise 5.42am.

Location: Vietnam
Camera: Olympus E-PM2, M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6; 1/320, f/8.0, ISO 200, 9mm

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Descent

“This week, show us your interpretation of descent — experiment with your point of view and angle, or go even deeper with the theme.”



This photo was taken over 10 years ago in July 2003 while descending, by chairlift, New Zealand’s, Whakapapa ski field. The field lies on Mount Ruapehu in the central North Island. Midyear is deep wintertime in New Zealand owing to its location in the Southern Hemisphere.

I was riding down the slopes after an afternoon’s site seeing on the upper skifields. You can see the chairlift that I’m on trailing away down the ski fields on the right of the photograph. Part way down the mountain you can see the snow machines going full blast, laying down some fresh powder, shoring up the natural snowfall.

Location: New Zealand
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F505; 1/350, f/4.0, ISO 100, 17.1mm

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Cover Art

“For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences?”


What Dreams May Come

One of my favourite books. I created the above image from a photograph I took in a small graveyard behind the Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Singapore.

The following description of this title is lifted from the Amazon website:

“A love that transcends heaven and hell.

What happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected accident cut his life short, separating him from his beloved wife, Annie. Now Chris must discover the true nature of life after death.

But even Heaven is not complete without Annie, and when tragedy threatens to divide them forever, Chris risks his very soul to save Annie from an eternity of despair.

Richard Matheson’s powerful tale of life—and love—after death was the basis for the Oscar-winning film starring Robin Williams.”

Location: Singapore
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ8; 1/13, f/3.2, ISO 100, 16.2mm

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Refraction

“For this photo challenge, show us what “refraction” means to you. It could be an image taken in a reflective surface, it could be light bent from behind an object, or it could mean remedial math homework: the choice is completely up to you. I’m looking forward to seeing how you interpret “refraction.””


A clouded sky is reflected in a dark pond in the village of Hobbiton, Middle-earth. A portend of things to come?

Location: New Zealand
Camera: Olympus E-PM2, M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko II R; 1/125, f/4.5, ISO 200, 14mm