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).”

 

Warm

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
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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
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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
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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!”

 

NYPL

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
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Signs

“For this challenge, share an image of a sign: it can be a sign near your home — a comforting sight after a long journey — a sign that doubles as art, or other types of signs that hold meaning for you.”

 

NYC signs

In New York you can’t look down a street without signs of all kinds exploding in your eyes – a fact of life there that I very much enjoy. In this photograph you can see giant imagery of consumer goods and finance organisations. Below these titans of commercial activity, appearing almost shapeless and insignificant are human beings. Which of the two seems more important to you?

Location: Times Square, New York
Camera: Nikon D800, Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF; 1/40, f/5.6, ISO 100
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Nighttime

“Whether it’s a starry sky, a street lamp, or the shadows cast by your cat, share them with us. Your shot can be outdoors or indoors, blurry or crisp, overexposed or ominously dark. As every owl (and night owl) knows, nighttime is when the real action starts.”

 

Taken shortly after full sunset this (above) is the Singapore Central Business District (CBD). I really like how the shining, modern, glass towers contrast with the traditional, heritage of the Fullerton Hotel in front.
 

 

Shanghai

 
Two views of the Shanghai CDB at night from across the river.
 

Shanghai
 

Locations: Singapore; Shanghai, China;
Camera: Olympus E-PM2; Fujifilm X100S
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Humanity

“For this week’s challenge, share what humanity means to you. Share a single photo or a collage like the tiled gallery below to represent a sea of humanity.”

 

The photos below were taken by me over a weekend, while attending a workshop on street photography in Singapore. All photos were taken in and around Little India and China Town.

Location: Singapore
Camera: Fujifilm X100S
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Room

“In this week’s photo challenge, share your take on the idea of room — it could be an actual room in your house, a favorite gallery in your local museum, a cubicle at work. You could also take this challenge in a more abstract direction, and show us where you feel like you have room — or lack it.”

 

American Museum of Natural History

The lobby of the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, New York is an absolutely mind blowing room. It is so enormous that it has space to house two dinosaur skeletons as well as ticket queues and general lobby space. The dinosaur featured in this photo is actually the smaller of the two!

This photo was taken on the eve of hurricane Sandy, on 29 October 2012. The “superstorm” was due to make landfall that evening. I was racing around the museum (my first and so far only visit) trying to see all the amazing exhibits before scurrying back to my hotel room in the face of what was to become the second-costliest hurricane in United States history and the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

All children are fascinated by dinosaurs and I was no different growing up. I had always hoped to, one day, see a full scale skeleton and feel the thrill of being in the sights of one of earths most terrifying predators. I was not disappointed and would thoroughly recommend that anyone visting New York spend an afternoon wandering the halls of the museum in astonished wonderment.

Location: American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan, New York, USA
Camera: Nikon D800, Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF; 1/40, f/1.8, ISO 1100, 20mm
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Letters.

“For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet. As you look through your lens, think about how your image might convey something bigger: a snapshot of how we communicate with one another, even if we don’t speak the same language.”

Location: Times Square, New York
Camera: Nikon D800, Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF
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Two years ago I visited New York for the first time.  Wow, and I mean wow!  That place blew me away and I would love to visit again in a heartbeat.  The streets, the people, the architecture and the raw energy of the place were all amazing.  You want cross cultural communication?  How about halal hotdogs in Manhattan!

One day I’ll be back baby.