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Gardens by the Bay – Sunflower Theme

So I dropped by the Gardens by the Bay the other day because I saw a brochure advertising their sunflower display and thought it should be interesting, it was. Not only was there plenty of different looking sunflowers but it also had a small Wizard of Oz theme too.

The Gardens by the Bay is a park in Singapore that not only hosts the “Supertree” grove but also the two enclosed botanical gardens. One has an indoor waterfall and skywalk while the other hosts themed floral arrangements. If you like this sort of thing and visiting Singapore I suggest you take a look at their website to see if the theme fits your fancy. Here’s their link http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en.html

I was looking forward to seeing sunflower seeds in the flowers as I’ve never seen them that way before but no, there weren’t any seeds anywhere. My disappointment didn’t last long as there were so many other things to see and I actually didn’t know there were so many different varieties of sunflowers. My wife and daughter really enjoyed it too as there weren’t many people around (we went in the morning) and those that were there, were relatively conscientious about getting into other people’s shots. Here’s a few more shots…

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“Your Exhibition Shot” – New Moment Gallery

Thank you, Gurushots, for selecting my image, “Near Miss” for your upcoming exhibition on Oct 5th, 2018 at the New Moment Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia.

4 F-16’s crossing paths



New score to start the season

Ok so today is the first pre season hockey game for my fav team, the Vancouver Canucks! Man oh Man how I’ve missed watching hockey!

Anyways, what’s truly amazing, is while I was walking around one of the many malls in Singapore, I saw this shop that’s full of Funko Pop Figures. Funko Pop makes these chibi (large head, short/small body) figures of, originally, cartoon/anime/comic/game characters but have since expended to include tv/movie and sports characters. Although I’ve seen wrestling and NBA players, this is the first time I’ve seen NHL players. As I walked past, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a hockey figurine so I went to take a look. It was only as I was reaching for this hockey figure (I can’t even remember who it was supposed to be), I saw this Bo Horvat figure right next to it! If you don’t know, I’m a huge Vancouver Canucks fan and Bo is one of my fav players. I grabbed it and went straight to the cashier I have been a bit too excited as the cashier kept looking at me strangely. Only after paying, did it occur to me that I should look for other Canucks players too. There weren’t any but that’s ok, I’m really happy with my loot!┬áHere’s some out of box shots:

Now this might not seem like such a big deal, but over here when you say hockey it generally means grass hockey. Just like when you say football here it means soccer (like in Europe). So yeah finding anything relating to ice hockey is exciting for me. I’m taking this unexpected score as an omen for an awesome season. Today’s loss is just growing pains for all the youngsters we got (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it, lol). I think this Bo Horvat figure will look awesome beside my Henrick Sedin bobble head figure that I got from attending a game last March. GO! Canucks, GO!

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Creative Live – Free Self Help Classes!

“Shattering the glass ceiling”

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 join the free classes!

The above image was something I cooked up in Photoshop using an image I shot of this female Asian Koel, after being inspired from watching a free class on Creative Live. Check Out CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes.

I’ve included 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:

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

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FULL DISCLOSURE: Please note that the course/class links have my affiliate code in them and should you choose to purchase a class, I may get a referral fee. The links only direct you to the page where you can watch the course FOR FREE on the stated date(s).



Singapore’s 53rd birthday Celebration

This year, I was invited to view some of Singapore’s National Day Parade events from the rooftop of The Esplanade (a performing arts centre) which is situated near the edge of Marina Bay where the festivities take place. Singapore always celebrates it’s birthday in style with a series of performances which are capped off with the highly anticipated, crowd favorite fireworks show. The ticketed portion of events were held at the floating platform to the left of us (our vantage point was not good enough to see the happenings on stage unfortunately) but the water events were right in front of us, as were most of the fireworks. None of us were able to acquire tickets for the live performance apparently because they are randomly distributed to the locals who apply for inclusion in the drawing for the tickets. That’s what I was told. Anyways, it must have been awesome judging from all the singing, cheering and laughing!

Some of the stuff I got to see were the Navy parachute divers, Parachuting in wet suits and flippers. Then there were wing suit equipped paratroopers jumping from a club record altitude that was so high I couldn’t see them, even though they were bright red.

There were squadrons of helicopters, fighter jets, bombers and surveillance planes doing fly bys and a few stunts as well as a squadron of floating cannons performing gun salutes. It was quite inspiring to see the personnel so methodical in their procedures to fire off the cannons but also frustrating, for me, because I wanted to see them go through the whole routine faster as if they were doing it for real. Anyways, I’m glad they performed at ceremonial speeds because it was harder than I thought to capture the fire coming out of the cannon muzzle. After several tries, I finally caught one. I also was able to catch the commemorative F-15 with afterburner rings (a first for me).

As the day wore on, I got to see what ‘powderworks’ were, I found them so interesting I wrote a post about them here on Steemit. So the time has come for the fireworks and I thought I was prepared. I was told where the fireworks were being launched, the general location of where they would burst etc. I couldn’t have been more wrong! My full battery turned out to be not full at all, my remote trigger decided that it didn’t want to work consistently and I found my 17-40 lens not quite getting it all, after a while I stopped trying and just watched. While packing up, a bunch of us were talking and I’m not the only one who had remote trigger issues, the three of us were using wireless remotes (not IR) so maybe that was the issue, we all had a good laugh and called it a night. All in all good fun and good people.

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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, ­čśâ please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Thanks in advance!

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