Bibiano’s reign ends at the Heart of the Lion main event.

Bantam Weight Champion, Bibiano Fernandes

Once again, I was fortunate enough to attend/shoot the ONE Championships – Heart of the Lion press event as well as the main event in Singapore.

The main event bout saw 8 year reigning Bantam Weight Champ, Bibiano Fernandez from Brazil defending his title against Interim Bantam Weight Champ, Kevin Belingon from the Phillipines. I found this fight very exciting as there were plenty of punches, kicks, grappling and a bit of blood! If you want to watch the fight, here’s a link on Youtube.

The rest of the fights were entertaining and all had enough action to satisfy the fans. No booing at this event, unlike the the previous event (the match between Christian Lee and Martin Nyugen).

All you fight fans already know the results and details of this event, so I’ll just leave you with some images I shot. If you don’t know the results, here’s the results page on ONE Championship’s website

Ring Girl 1 Ring Girl 2
Adrian Pang Andrew Miller
Garry Tonon Predicting his win
Christian Lee Predicting his win
NEW UNDISPUTED Bantam Weight Champion, Kevin Belingon

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Creative Live – Free Classes week of 11/11

STOP  AND CHECK OUT THESE FREE CLASSES !

For all you creatives, out there if you haven’t heard of Creative Live, you may be missing out. I always browse their sit for anything to do with photography (including the legal and business aspects as well as the heavier side of image editing) and sign up for whatever I find interesting. I’ve watched many free tutorials and classes and have made a few purchases as well after watching the free live stream. I’m of the opinion that Creative Live is a very valuable resource even if you only watch the free classes!

The above image was something I cooked up in Photoshop after being inspired from watching a free class on Creative Live. Check Out CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes.

I’ve included classes in other genre’s just in case anyone is interested in them and If you really haven’t heard about Creative Live, here’s their sales pitch:

Start learning for free today with the amazing selection of live and on air classes from Creative Live. You will learn creative skills from the world’s top experts – Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Oscar Winners, and New York Times best selling authors, thought leaders, and legendary entrepreneurs. With over 1,500 curated classes in Photography & Video, Money & Life, Craft & Maker, Art & Design, and Music & Audio, there is something for everyone. Students can watch on-air broadcasts for free or buy a class and own the content for life.

Plus, you can get your daily creative fix on the iOS app with 1 free lesson of you choice, each and every day!

Free On-Air Classes – Week of 11/11

Class Name: Goal-Setting & Planning to Grow Your Standout Business
Text Link: Goal-Setting & Planning to Grow Your Standout Business Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 11/11/2018
End Date: 11/12/2018
RSVP Date: 11/11/2018

Class Name: Shooting and Editing for Mobile Photography
Text Link: Shooting and Editing for Mobile Photography Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 11/12/2018
End Date: 11/12/2018
RSVP Date: 11/12/2018

Class Name: Drawing Fundamentals: Perspective and Angle
Text Link: Drawing Fundamentals: Perspective and Angle Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 11/13/2018
End Date: 11/14/2018
RSVP Date: 11/13/2018

Class Name: Family Group Posing
Text Link: Family Group Posing Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 11/14/2018
End Date: 11/15/2018
RSVP Date: 11/14/2018

Class Name: Knit Maker 201: Socks
Text Link: Knit Maker 201: Socks Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 11/15/2018
End Date: 11/16/2018
RSVP Date: 11/15/2018

Class Name: Posing 101: Couples, Weddings and Families
Text Link: Posing 101: Couples, Weddings and Families Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 11/16/2018
End Date: 11/17/2018
RSVP Date: 11/16/2018

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The Great Moscow Circus visits Singapore

The Great Moscow Circus is in town, Singapore! My kids have goin to a “real” circus on their bucket list so they were really quite excited and really wanted to go so I booked the tickets online. Now looking at the seating and prices, I picked the $69 dollar tickets which looked like they were in the “nose bleeds”,5 rows down from the top. I kept thinking to myself that I’d rather watch ice hockey at that price. Anyways, I bought the tickets and proceeded to look for the restrictions, low and behold, photography is ALLOWED! Just no flash. Wow, I’m impressed. So I attached my 70-200 lens onto my Canon 7D and put it into my bag. I chose the 70-200 because I figured I’d need the f2.8 more than I would need the reach of a 100-400.

Upon reaching the venue, my first thought was how small the “Big Top” was. My eldest asked if it was supposed to be that small, my youngest didn’t care. We got in line for the security check and watched people who were ushered off to the side, trying to eat the snacks they tried to bring in as quickly as they could. Yup, read that in the fine print but in all fairness the only food they had inside was bottle drinks, popcorn and cotton candy, I was so looking forward to jumbo hotdogs or corn dogs. If they’re gonna restrict food they should have a better selection or at least hotdogs, who doesn’t like hotdogs, am I right? The souvenirs were not so enticing either, just some light up wand things, a yoyo, some really small t-shirts and the program. Oh Well.

Walking around the Big Top, to find the entrance to our section, I found it strange that there wasn’t the heavy smell of animals, I didn’t notice any cages or anything either but then again the area was really quite small. Found our entrance and seats, and boy oh boy did I miscalculate the distance. I wish I brought my walk around lens (24-105) because we’re way to close but I’m so glad I brought the 70-200 instead of the 100-400. I had problems getting the action in at 70mm, plus the guy in front of me was tall and kept raising his arms. If I had to guess, I’d say we were around 50-60 feet away from the ring so if you’re buying tickets don’t worry if you’re in the top rows, you’ll still be close. Close enough to swat the giant beach ball that they throw into the crowd.

Here’s some shots:

 

The start time for our show was 7:30 pm and it ended at 10 pm. There were the usual jugglers and clown routines, acrobats and contortionist as well as some “death defying” stunts that really made for some edge of your seat entertainment! Personally I found it very entertaining despite, for better or worse, no animal routines nor playing with fire routines. Although we’ve seen plenty of the tumbling/bar/acrobatic routines (my youngest daughter was a competition gymnast), we still found these segments of the show very entertaining. Looking across the seats and seeing the huge smiles, the awe and the astonishment on my kids faces was awesome. The show also included some acts from one of the major televised talent shows, I can’t remember which one but they were truly amazing to watch. Even spider man came to watch the show:

Just kidding, that’s just the silhouette of the guy swinging around the tent, at times holding/suspending/dangling his female partner! If The Great Moscow Circus ever reaches your town, I highly recommend that you go enjoy the show, especially if you have kids.

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Creative Live – Free Classes week of 10/28

HAPPY HALLOWEEN MONTH !!!



For all you creatives, out there if you haven’t heard of Creative Live, you may be missing out. I always browse their sit for anything to do with photography (including the legal and business aspects as well as the heavier side of image editing) and sign up for whatever I find interesting. I’ve watched many free tutorials and classes and have made a few purchases as well after watching the free live stream. I’m of the opinion that Creative Live is a very valuable resource even if you only watch the free classes!

The above image was something I cooked up in Photoshop after being inspired from watching a free class on Creative Live. Check Out CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes.

I’ve included classes in other genre’s just in case anyone is interested in them and If you really haven’t heard about Creative Live, here’s their sales pitch:

Start learning for free today with the amazing selection of live and on air classes from Creative Live. You will learn creative skills from the world’s top experts – Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Oscar Winners, and New York Times best selling authors, thought leaders, and legendary entrepreneurs. With over 1,500 curated classes in Photography & Video, Money & Life, Craft & Maker, Art & Design, and Music & Audio, there is something for everyone. Students can watch on-air broadcasts for free or buy a class and own the content for life.

Plus, you can get your daily creative fix on the iOS app with 1 free lesson of you choice, each and every day!

Free On-Air Classes – Week of 10/28

Class Name: Using Color in Home Design
Text Link: Using Color in Home Design Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 10/28/2018
End Date: 10/29/2018
RSVP Date: 10/28/2018

Class Name: The Art of the Interview
Text Link: The Art of the Interview Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 10/29/2018
End Date: 10/30/2018
RSVP Date: 10/29/2018

Class Name: Travel Photography
Text Link: Travel Photography Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 10/30/2018
End Date: 10/31/2018
RSVP Date: 10/30/2018

Class Name: Cinematic Lighting for Portraiture
Text Link: Cinematic Lighting for Portraiture Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 10/31/2018
End Date: 11/01/2018
RSVP Date: 10/31/2018

Class Name: Unstoppable: Inner Power For Entrepreneurs
Text Link: Unstoppable: Inner Power For Entrepreneurs Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 11/01/2018
End Date: 11/02/2018
RSVP Date: 11/01/2018

Class Name: How to Distribute and Grow Your Podcast
Text Link: How to Distribute and Grow Your Podcast Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 11/02/2018
End Date: 11/03/2018
RSVP Date: 11/02/2018

Consider following me for updates and to find not only my other travel bloopers, blunders and shenanigans but also photography related news/reviews and the occasional contest entry.

All the photos (unless otherwise noted in the post) were taken by me and are available for sale. If you’re interested in buying an image or three, ?? please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Thanks in advance!

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“Monochrome” Exhibition – Canvas Gallery

Thank you, Gurushots, for selecting my image, “Diving Jupier Squadron” for your upcoming exhibition on Nov 9th, 2018 at the Canvas Gallery in Singapore.

A KT-1B Wongbee squadron from the Indonesian Airforce’s Jupiter Aerobatic Team dropping from the sky.