Posts Tagged ‘horses’

POTD: Portrait of happy horses in Hua Hin, Thailand

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Photo of the Day: Remember the horses in love in front of the train station in Hua Hin, Thailand? Here’s the close-up portrait shot of those happy horses.

* This is a different snapshot from the previous one.

The sharp details and shallow field of view of the camera and lens really impressed me in this snapshot of the happy horses just outside the Hua Hin Railway Station in Thailand. Photo taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

The sharp details and shallow field of view of the camera and lens really impressed me in this snapshot of the happy horses just outside the Hua Hin Railway Station in Thailand. Photo taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Looking at them really cheered up my day!

POTD: Horses in Love at train station, Hua Hin, Thailand

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Photo of the Day: Right at the entrance of the railway station in Hua Hin is a landscape garden decorated with plenty of interesting statues. One of these statuettes were of a pair of toothy horses laughing happily away.

Why do these horse look so happy? Could it be that they’re in lurvvv? Just outside the Hua Hin Railway Station in Thailand. Photo taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Why do these horse look so happy? Could it be that they’re in lurvvv? Just outside the Hua Hin Railway Station in Thailand. Photo taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

These horses just looked so happy!

POTD: Cavalia the equestrian extravaganza in Singapore

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Photo of the Day: Cavalia is an equestrian theatrical performance that leverages innovative multimedia displays and multi-disciplinary performances. It is now running in Singapore from 12 August to 14 September 2014.

* All the photos in this article (except the portrait of Alain Gaulthier) were taken with a Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, with a 55-210mm E-mount zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

This pretty lady kept looking in my direction, so I took a portrait for her.

This pretty lady kept looking in my direction, so I took a portrait for her.

The production was created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of the famed Cirque du Soleil.

Hailing from Montreal in Canada, the lavish production involves 50 horses and 46 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and musicians from all over the world.

Since the show’s debut in 2003, some 4 million people from North America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East have watched the show.

Cast and dancers of Cavalia at the end of the show. I love how the lady's face lit up when she turned around and smiled at her fellow dancer.

Cast and dancers of Cavalia at the end of the show. I love how the lady’s face lit up when she turned around and smiled at her fellow dancer.

There has been more than 2,400 performances over the course of ten years. The 50 horses in Cavalia comprises 11 different breeds.

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Fuji Xerox presents Cavalia in Singapore from 12 Aug – 14 Sep

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Cavalia is an equestrian theatrical extravaganza that leverages innovative multimedia displays and multi-disciplinary performances.

The production was created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of the famed Cirque du Soleil.

Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows for audiences of all ages.

Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows for audiences of all ages.

A huge White Theatre Tent has been set up at Bayfront Avenue, beside the Sands Expo and Convention Centre (see map below), to stage the performance, and to house the stable for the horses when they are off-duty.

“Fuji Xerox is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Cavalia as the show is built on a passion for perfection and originality that resonate with Fuji Xerox’s core belief in continuous innovations for the benefits of our customers,” said Masashi Honda, president and chief executive officer of Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific.

Fuji-Xerox is the presenting sponsor for Cavalia.

Fuji Xerox has selected to sponsor Cavalia as the show leverages cutting-edge technology to uniquely weave real-life demonstration of horsemanship with virtual imagery built upon state-of-the-art multimedia to give the audience a breathtaking hybrid experience.

It echoes Fuji Xerox’s continuous innovation in its technologies to create values for its customers while maintaining harmony with the environment

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