Pandan Gardens Leisure Park

I always drove by this part of AYE and notice the strange walkway. Today, finally found time to come down specifically to take a look as well as take some pictures. From now onward, whenever I blog on any parks, I’ll try to make a point to take a picture of the local map for future reference.

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The Pandan Gardens Leisure Park is just situated beside the Sheng Hong Temple.

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The park is not very big and most of it was actually running and cycling tracks but shaped very interestingly.

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And like all parks, I will always try my best to look for macro opportunities. Unfortunately, there is not much chances, for such a small park.

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Fisheye fun at the Marina Bay

Last friday, just before I headed for the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands, I purposely alighted one stop earlier at the Promenade MRT station to take some pictures at the Marina Bay. As my fisheye lens had by this time became my favorite lens to add some twist to otherwise ‘stale’ scenery, I only brought it for this wide angle lens (other than those portrait lens for the models).

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The above semi panoramic shot of the helix bridge and the financial centre at the background is actually a crop from a simple, levelled fisheye shot. Before I had my fisheye lens, I’ll usually attempt to take several pictures of such scene and stitched them together using Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE). With fisheye lens, I merely need to crop out the centre.

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Louis Vuitton parvillion

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This is one of the ‘shot to death’ scenery shot around the Marina Bay ever since MBS came to existence. The fisheye effect merely spruce up the other wise boring image.

Collecting my prize at Jurong Bird Park

Took part in the Picture the Colour 2012, an annual Bird Photography competition organised by Jurong Bird Park. I had no luck last year in the professional category (using DSLR). I tried again this year but entered in the Amateur category (compact camera) instead.  With luck, I got first this time with the winning shot below.

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Winning picture for Picture the Colour 2012, Amateur Category, taken with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V. This picture was touched up a little to bump up the constrast plus some sharpening. The original picture submitted can’t be post processed, so looked a little stale.

I know the shot above has no wow factor. That’s not the point. The point is this shot won me one Nikon 1 J1 Camera and $300 worth of Cathay photo vouchers. Off I went to Jurong Bird Park to collect my prize.

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With Christmas just round the corner, festive decorations was up to greet visitors.

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A pair of penguins taken with Zuiko 8mm Fisheye lens.

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Nikon 1 J1 Camera and $300 worth of Cathay photo vouchers

After collecting my prize in Jurong Bird Park, I decided to hang around for some photography. First stop is to have a quick lunch at one of the restaurant there, Bongo Burgers.

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Mutton burger with soup

After lunch, I stepped out to take some pictures of the flowers (especially orchids) near the entrance before leaving.

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