Brick Lane, London

Brick Lane!
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This was where I was really inspired.

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The arty and grungy environment gets one in the mood for street photography.

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Everything seems to fit.

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The people and the walls go well together.

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A fantastic indie label.

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A self-portrait.

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He was cutting grass.

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Cool dude.

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The colours are simply wonderful.

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They saw me and waved.

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Beautiful people, beautiful wall art.

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The kids were enjoying the art too.

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Lots of cyclists.

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A smile and a frown.

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Hard at work.

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Another cyclist.

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Cool name for a shop.

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Taking a break.

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Nice juxtaposition.

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Another cyclist.

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Mischievous dino – I thought the colours went well together.

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The street art is gorgeous.

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Street art is meant to be seen with and by people.

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They had those in Paris too.

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Just another day for her.

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A reminder that I need to get closer.

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At Brick Lane, the street photographs present themselves one after another.

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I can’t click fast enough.

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This place is a visual cornucopia.

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And I saw this – an exhibition of Singaporean art at Brick Lane.

As it turned out, I bumped into Randy Chan, the curator of the exhibition. I recognized him from a photo in a newspaper report on the exhibition.

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More on Singapore: Inside Out in another post.

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Funny.

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I couldn’t resist a final shot at the entrance of this excellent place.

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Camera: Canon 600D

Lens: Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

London’s Chinatown, Hamleys and Oxford Street

Again, in London.

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The Hong Kong MTR in London.

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Ooh.

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Aah.

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Kowloon is in London.

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Heroic-looking man. There’re 5 people here but the eyes are drawn to a specific person.

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The folks at Hamleys.

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Along Oxford Street.

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Waiting man.

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Camera: Canon 600D

Lens: Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

London Street Photography

There’s no method to this madness called street photography.

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At Trafalgar Square: a straightforward shot.

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We’re all distracted people.

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Admiring Cezanne at the National Gallery.

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Consuming Monet.

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Blurry man against blurry painting.

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Around the Bloomsbury area – the lines “made sense” to me.

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A busy shot at the Covent Garden Market.

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T-shirts!

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Time for a sip.

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Camera: Canon 600D

Lens: Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

London’s South Bank

At London’s South Bank.

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Cool dude.

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Cool dude.

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Life is a tragicomedy, of course.

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The cavernous basement at Tate Modern.

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A couple admiring Cy Twombly.

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Artist at work.

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A copy of a copy.

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A copy of a copy of many copies.

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Again, at the cavernous basement.

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Two beer or not two beer … my answer is very clear.

Why is this a question?

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Cool dudes.

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The obligatory landmark snapshot.

 

 

Camera: Canon 600D

Lens: Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

Exhibition Road, London

I was in London for a few days for a conference and of course, I brought my cameras along.

This was taken along Exhibition Road.

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Here’re some shots in the museums along the road.

At Natural History Museum:

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Roar.

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Funny juxtaposition.

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The above was at the Science Museum.

There’s a line of tension marked by the positions of the people.

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At the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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I think it looks better in monochome.

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Camera: Canon 600D

Lens: Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

 

 

Street Photography at Central, Hong Kong

I was at Central with about an hour to kill before a lunch meeting.

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Coincidentally, of course, I had my Canon 600D with a 40mm / f 2.8 STM lens.

I really like the above, with its three partitions.

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I thought I’d try my hand at street photography from a distance.

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Street photography with an urban landscape component.

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I walked up and down the Central Escalators for a bit.

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I feel I have more time to think about the background.

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The background is the foreground.

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Another urban landscape-ish skyline shot.

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Lots of people are hard at work in the sun.

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That’s a really big camera.

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Working hard.

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Camera: Canon 600D

Lens: Canon 40mm F 2.8 STM

Singapore Zoo Monochrome

At the zoo in Singapore with my son.

We did a double photo combo, with my 10-year-old son holding the Canon 600D with a 40mm f 2.8 STM lens and I holding my Leica M6. I’ll post my photographs another day.

All photos here, except for the elephant shot, were by my son.

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On the way to the zoo, he found the water droplets at the back of a bus interesting.

He’s developing a good visual sense, I must say.

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Nice monkey.

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Nice erm … plant thingey.

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Looking up to see itself.

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Nice fishes.

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A very charming gentleman.

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Nice big mole.

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I waited for a while before everything came together in this shot.

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I told my son to wait till all the necks were parallel with one another.

Would have been better if they were between the trees in contrast with the background.

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A horse (pony?) sticking its neck out.

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Feed the goats!

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My son was fascinated by the polar bear show.

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It’s a powerful looking bear. We were told polar bears weigh only about 350 grams at birth.

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This is grace.

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Power.

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Determination.

 

When I grow up I want to be a polar bear.