Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Back in Sydney

I'm back in Sydney for a new semester...

Hope to have time for more photos :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 : A New Year

2010 : A New Year

Happy 2010 to all!

May this year be better than 2009 :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Vivocity Fireworks - Year III

As December arrived, it was once again time for Vivocity's Anniversary celebrations; this year being their third year. And continuing the practice of previous years, they did it once again with a spectacular fireworks display of many different colours and styles.

Here are some of my better shots from the event. (The top photo is published through my Flickr; I was trying out their 'Post to Blog' function. It's rather troublesome though, and I re-edited it anyway.)

Also, I shot this series of fireworks in portrait, as I wasn't sure how high they would go. In the end, I overestimated the height by far... Shooting in portrait format ment that parts of the fireworks got cut off at one side as well, and I had to do quite a lot of cropping to even out the composition of the shots.

The first time (that I remember anyway) seeing fireworks in pink.
Very pretty.

And fireworks in purple, which I don't think is too common a colour I've seen either. But it looks nice too.

Anyway, if you've noticed that the photos of this post look sharper and clearer than those of older posts, thats because I experimented with linking over the images directly from Flickr, rather than using the usual (but easier) method of uploading to Blogger/Picasa.

Bonfire Festival 2009


I found out about this event from CS, about two days before it was scheduled to happen, and even until the day itself, I was uncertain if I would be interested to watch and photograph it.

I decided (at the last minute too, I may add) to go take a look at something I've not seen before, and I'd have to say that I was very much impressed by the spectacular performances.

Circle of Flames

Above and below are some of my better shots from the event.

Art of Fire


Swirling Flames

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Just bought my 580EXII. Now to learn how to use it well...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Back in SG

I'm back in Singapore for the (Australian) summer holidays...

This blog, unfortunately, is piling up on updates that I should have done months ago, but did not do due to busy schedules in uni. Hopefully, I'll update all the posts soon (Yes, there's a lot of them...)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Post-exam City Walk

Finished my final paper for the exams (and the semester), and the first thing I decided to do was to head to Sydney CBD to take photos (Okay, actually I decided before the paper...).

Took the bus to Circular Quay, without any clear plan of what I was going to do, except may wait for the sunset. After hanging around the area for a short while, taking random shots of the Opera House, I decided to go round the corner to Dawes Point and Millers Point to take a look (and take photos) of some of the stuff I had learnt about in GEOS 2641.

Walsh Bay

Urban Renewal of Old Wharves

By the time I was at Walsh Bay, the sky was already rapidly becoming overcast, but I just decided to continue walking around and taking photos until the rain came.

Millers Point

From Walsh Bay, I headed to Millers Point, and finally found out where Barangaroo was.

Barangaroo Tower

View from Millers Point to Hickson Road and Barangaroo

Millers Point was a pretty interesting location, with all its gentrified Victorian housing (I think its Victorian anyway, lol), tucked in a quiet corner not 5 minutes from the CBD.

Country home in the City

Gentrified Houses

While looking around the place, the rain finally came. I sought shelter, then decided to walk down to Darling Harbour to get a bus to return home. It was a really long walk...(Route taken: Circular Quay - Dawes Point - Millers Point - Darling Harbour)