Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Warmth

“What does warmth mean to you? Whether you live on Nothern half of the planet or in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoying real heat on the beach or in your yard, show us your take on warmth. You can go from the literal (saunas! scarves! steaming cups of tea!) to the figurative (the embrace of family members coming together for the holidays, the look of affection on your pet’s face, or even just a photo with a particularly warm color palette, no matter its subject matter).”



The seething tropical sun blasts its last wave of heat over Singapore before retiring to other skies for the evening.

Location: Singapore
Camera: Nikon D800, AF NIKKOR 35mm f/2D; 1/40, f/5.6, ISO 900

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Yellow

“This holiday season, we’re throwing you a photo challenge color curveball. Many of us around the world are ensconced in the holiday season. You may be surrounded with blue and silver if you’re celebrating Hanukkah; black, red, and green, if you’re celebrating Kwanzaa; or festooned with reds and greens if Christmas is coming to your house. With this week’s challenge, show us what yellow means to you.”


Cafe table

A quiet corner for a coffee presents a striking yellow and red colour clash.

Location: Singapore
Camera: Canon Canonet QL17 GIII; Film: Lomography LOMO X-Pro slide film, crossed processed

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Twinkle

“This week, share with us your photos of twinkling light. You will need to find a light source and a reflective surface in order to capture a twinkle, but those are the only limitations. Your photo could be the sparkle of an ornament, as in the photo I’ve shared. Perhaps it is a crisp catchlight in the eyes of a loved one, or the millions of twinkles in the waves of a body of water as a sunrise’s first rays appear. Maybe you’d like to try your hand at nighttime photography, and capture the sparkle of stars. Where there is light, there will be a twinkle.”


Christmas tree

Our tiny little Christmas tree in all its glory. The twinkles above the Christmas tree were caused by the Christmas lights reflecting in the UV filter that I had left on the lens.

Location: Singapore
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G; 1/20, f/1.4, ISO 200

Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Achievement

“This week, show us a photo that says ‘achievement’ to you: people meeting a long-worked-for goal. Something tangible you’ve created. A view from a journey you’ve completed, or the stating point of a journey not yet made or a project you hope to finish. We look forward to being inspired!”



For me, this photo of my wife and I, taken only a couple of days ago, represents two amazing achievements. One is the visit to Cambodia and Angkor Wat, pictured behind us. This trip is one of those once in a lifetime achievements and a place I have wanted to visit ever since I became aware of its existence.

But secondly and more importantly this photo was taken just before we celebrated our first anniversary. It has been an astonishing and wonderful year of married life together, full of love, laughs and travels. I am extremely fortunate to have at last found this remarkable, warm, intelligent, absolutely peerless, soul mate and even more fortunate that she had the requisite devil-may-care attitude to accept my marriage proposal.

Location: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Camera: Samsung EX1; 1/40, f/4.0, ISO 200

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Converge

“This week, explore the ways lines and shapes can converge in interesting ways through photography. You can take the theme in a literal or an abstract direction, as you see fit — from a photo of a byroad merging into a busy highway to an image of an airport terminal where people from all over the world form hectic, ephemeral communities.”


The changing of the guard ceremony at Martyr’s Shrine (忠烈祠), Shilin (士林區), Taipei.

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ8; 1/250, f/5.6, ISO 200, 8.1mm