At the same location as in the previous post, this image is a merge of several images for this panorama. Click on the image to view the full resolution.
In the heart of one of the new suburban high rise apartments of Bukit Gombak there is an old limestone quarry that has since been made into a park for the public to enjoy. Here is an image taken about a hour before sunset with the water perfectly calm giving a mirror like reflection of the landscape.
Photo Note – EOS5D3 with 17-40mm L.
Unlike the manicured parks found in many parts of Singapore, nature reserves are predominantly green areas where nature eco system is left alone without interference. Many of the reserve areas are dense jungle forest and this reserve is no different. Cool and humid after a heavy rainfall, it is a wonderful location for a walk with nature. One could either stay on the bitumen path or trek through very narrow mud trails. But one has to remember that these locations are home to predators such as snakes, spiders and other reptiles and amphibians. This collage is a collection of images taken from just one stroll there.
The Raffles by Ed Et Al Shoemakers. A simpler classic than the Shenton but the top grain leather with a luxurious tan colour makes for great day wear for the office or an informal dinner wear.
This is the Shenton. A model of shoes produced by Ed Et Al shoemakers. A small Singaporean business started up by Mr Edwin Neo, the shoemaker and designer that makes bespoke shoes. The Shenton however is their regular production model catering for the those who want classic designs. Made of topgrain leather and goodyear welted to provide many years of service.
Photo Notes – Collage consists of series of individual product shots taken with the EOS 5D Mark 3 and 100mm L f2.8 macro. Used double strobes with umbrella diffuser.
Photo Note: EOS 5D Mk2 with EF 300mm f2.8. Photographed through dirty and scratched glass and in the subject cheetah in shadow.
Photo Note: Captured with EOS 5D Mk2 and EF 300mm f2.8 IS L. Mid afternoon natural sunlight.
After a heavy downpour the wetlands mangrove reserve cooled down considerably and a light mist descended. This solitary heron was seen taking a very slow stroll in the shallow open water and the whole atmosphere was just serene.
Photo Notes – taken with EOS 7D with 100-400mm at max focal length using auto ISO. There was low light and the noise resulting from this shot was considerable. Processed with Canon’s DPP and employing the noise control, it manage to save the shot albeit remnants of the noise can still be seen.
This large tropical spider is mainly found in Asia and this image was photographed at the Singapore Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve. A ferocious looking arachnid whose torso is the size of a human male thumb. Supposedly mildly venomous and non lethal to humans. Its male counter part is a hundred times smaller. The web it spins is reputedly the strongest in the world and each web is capable of lasting a year. Average size of its web spans about 4 feet wide.
Photo Notes – Photographed with natural light using EOS7D with EF100-400mm.
A different lizard from the earlier post. About the same size but different markings on its back. This one was a lot less fearful seemingly unfazed by my efforts to get nearer and nearer to it. The clarity, sharpness and the balanced exposure of the 5D Mk3 with the 70-200 f4 IS is quite amazing.