Archive for the ‘POTD’ Category

Holiday greetings: Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2018

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Here’s wishing all Muslim friends: “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri”!

Masjid Sultan, or Sultan Mosque, in the Kampong Glam district of Singapore. Completed after 2 years in 1826, the mosque can accommodate up to 5000 people in mass prayer.

It’s Hari Raya Puasa today.

After a whole month of fasting during Ramadan, today is the day that our Muslim friends have been looking forward to.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Holiday greetings: Happy New Year 2018

Monday, January 1st, 2018

It’s 2018. Happy New Year!

It's the first day of 2018 today. Here's wishing all a wonderful year ahead!

It’s the first day of 2018 today. Here’s wishing all a wonderful year ahead!

May 2017 be a fantastic year for you and your loved ones!

The photos here were taken at the Xuan Zang Temple (玄奘寺)at Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) in central Taiwan, during my recent family vacation there.

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A worshipper praying at Xuan Zang Temple (玄奘寺)at Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) in central Taiwan.

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POTD: Feeding sunbird (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Photo of the Day: Spectacular shot of a male olive-backed sunbird feeding on nectar of a flower. Taken by Li JiaXuan, winner of Canon Challenge Winner.

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JiaXuan’s submission for Theme 2: “Kyosei” – the second of three themes in Canon PhotoMarathon 2016. The photo won the Canon Challenge for the competition. Photo credit: Li JiaXuan.

Since Canon PhotoMarathon XV 2017 is happening this Saturday, I looked through the winning photos of last year’s PhotoMarathon 2016.

This photo is my favourite for last year’s Canon PhotoMarathon.

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Holiday greetings: Happy New Year 2017

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

It’s 2017. Happy New Year!

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Craft animals on display in a shop along the old streets of Jiufen (九份) in Taiwan. Photo taken with Canon EOS 5DsR with Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens.

May 2017 be a fantastic year for you and your loved ones!

Last day of 2016 – New Year’s Eve for 2017

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

It’s the last day of 2016. Hope you had a good year!

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Golden Sunset at Tamsui in Taiwan. Photo credit: kkmakesandbakes (my wife). Taken with Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens.

Glad the year’s drawing to a close. Best wishes for the New Year!

POTD: Hands grasping light (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Byron Moray Pittendrigh, 2nd runner-up for Theme 1: Vision (Open Category).

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2nd Runner-up in Theme 1: Vision (Open Category) in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Byron Moray Pittendrigh.

A very atmospheric shot – many hands grasping at a light source.

An apt illustration for an alien movie, or “The X-Files”.

Really love the lighting!

POTD: Double vision (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Nicholas Tan Jiale, winner of “Best of Show (Student Category)”.

This photo also won top place in Theme 1: Vision in the Student Category, the first of three themes in this year’s PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Nicholas Tan Jiale.

This photo also won top place in Theme 1: Vision in the Student Category, the first of three themes in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Nicholas Tan Jiale.

The photo is also the top photo for Theme 1: Vision in Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 for the Student Category..

Nicholas Tan is a student at Singapore Polytechnic.

POTD: Jogger on the bridge (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Photo of the Day: Black and white shot of a jogger running on a bridge leading to the Singapore Sports Hub. Taken by Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan, winner of “Best of Show (Open Category)”.

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Mark’s submission for Theme 3 in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan.

Guess who was the jogger in this photo?

It’s none other than the photographer himself!

When I chatted with Mark about the photo, he shared that he frequently went to that bridge to take photos – so when the third theme was announced, he immediately formed this image in his mind.

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POTD: Worker examining grocery (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Photo of the Day: Atmospheric monochrome shot of a worker examining grocery stock in the warehouse of a grocery store. Taken by Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan, winner of “Best of Show (Open Category)”.

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Mark’s submission for Theme 2: Kyosei – the second of three themes in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan.

When I chatted with Mark about the photo, he shared that he originally wanted to take a photo inside a temple with people in it.

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POTD: Singapore Flyer in the Eye (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan, winner of “Best of Show (Open Category)”.

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This photo also won top place in Theme 1: Vision, the first of three themes in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan.

When I chatted with Mark about the photo, he shared that he decided to go to the Singapore Flyer because it was one of the famous icons here.

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