Tree House Residents Condominium

2 weeks back, i decided to make a detour and had a long walk over to Tree House Residents to do aerial and architecture photography. This is one very special condominium in the western part of Singapore that truly captivates me. As the world is sounding out for the care of the environment. The architects can do their part by designing building with an environmental substainability in mind.

Below images series, you can witness the lush view of the vertical sky garden, more than just a structure to live into. We all should know that having greenery in the living space will reduce carbon footprint, by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide in the air we breathe. Not only that, greenwalls can decrease the temperature by 3 to 7 degree celcius, especially Singapore is a tropical climate all year round, the function of greenwalls is much needed. Typically for most housing in Singapore, blank walls will trap heat. Hence you can see there is plants along the coridoors in the estate.

Talking about saving money in your wallet, it has energy saving of 15%-30% for the 48 west facing master bedroom that are insulated by the vertica greenery, how cool is that!

This award winning residences also won many top awards even before completion, also deem as the world’s largest vertical garden as well in the Guinness World Record book.

Ironically, nature give us so much, yet we have taken so much without return. That is why tree planting is also very important, this must be practice throughout the existence of mankind.

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Architectural Photography of South Beach in Singapore

I love the fun and challenge of capturing a skyscraper. Why i love it is because i enjoy the process of seeking various interesting angles that most people don’t see it, along with  good lighting at specific timing. If am lucky,  a random or unplanned timing can achieve quite a surprising result. I also enjoy the final output from the camera to see the building in perspective rather than distortion. I am using a very expensive lenses from Canon to  achieve the type of output needed for professional work.

South Beach is a is a commercial and residential complex located on Beach Road in the Downtown Core of Singapore. It is composed of a 5 star JW Marriott hotel, multiple offices for international companies, shops and residences for the super wealthy.

Going to share with you three of my favourite angles captured from 2016 to 2018. I always love exploring around and prefer to have the best blue sky available whenever is possible.

Front view from the ground of the South Beach commercial building

Captured from an elevated view of the JW Marriott Hotel and residential complex

A landscape view of South Beach surrounded by various architectures

I am still working on more angles which depends on the lighting and my time availability, there are ample possibilities to make more wonderful architecture pictures of South Beach in Singapore. You can also check out more of my South Beach Architectural gallery

Kallang Riverside Condominium

Was scouting for an upcoming project and came across a 30 storey mixed use condominium standing alone in the vast plot. I recall i used to capture this space from another location when the tower cranes were set up.

Fast forward, the condominium located at Kampong Bugis is almost complete!

So i made the effort to trek into this vast plot and do what i love to do, to photograph tall building!

Here are some images of the new condominium from one of the side on the ground. Outside the condo surrounding below, you can see below there is landscaping work in progress, this will be a fenceless design to encourage residents to go to the park easily and back home.


One of my favourite style in architecture photography is to get that starburst effect. No photoshop effect is required.


Cloud started to hover on the sky to portray a more dynamic effect

Through years of exploring on this little island, i went to a spot i knew to capture  a more specular view, unfortunately the sky was turning grey and the clouds above kept hovering across the sun to block out the light. Waiting time was about 30 mins before the glorious light shone up this beautiful condo again.


The view on the right side of the condo seems like a spectacular, residents can easily walk to the stadium for sports event and concert


(I guess) residents can enjoy the 360 degree view from the top 

Kallang Riverside condominium is design by ID Architects

 

J Gateway architecture series

Non commission architecture series of J Gateway. A high rise residential building located near to Jurong East MRT.

For more other architectural images

 

Shophouse Photography

Was on assignment for a Fortune 500 firm that specializes in real estate in Singapore. The firm require professional pictures to put up the property for sales on the market.

This was the first time doing exterior and interior photography of a shophouse. Is really fun to take on something new and learn plenty.

Showcasing the interior space


View from outside the window

Top floor

Frontage

Exterior

For more pictures in archive
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Interior

Chairman Kim personal vehicle

#TrumpKimSummit should be a very popular hashtag exactly 1 week ago on 12 June 2018.

Because am not afflicted with any news agency, i am like many people who doesn’t have direct access to this major event. I thought why not take things into my own hands and see what i can do about it. Is a rare opportunity to even have a glimpse of the world leader’s vehicle on the road in Singapore.

Unfortunately i was down with a very bad illness on the day of the summit. I was wondering am i even deem fit enough to go out, less capturing pictures through the heavy gears i am going to bring. But i was more determined to see either one of the country leader vehicle and in the end i decided to make a move for it, yes mind power win.

Previous night i already had visualise where am i going to station myself if i were to go the next day. I was plotting several possibility thanks to the local knowledge i have in mind and the type of visual i wanted. I guess most journalists would have freeze the moment when the vehicle appear to get a sharp picture. I already decided to do a panning shot before i even reach the location. I thought it was high risk because panning technique is never easy to execute, i did not use any tripod or monopod to help me further support myself i wanted to go as light as possible.

I stationed myself near the exit, i know Chairman Kim or President Trump is going to leave anytime soon. I was monitoring the news live and it gives me an idea what is happening. Next, when the traffic police is stopping the traffic, is also another clear indication someone important is going to use the road.

There were lots of policemen in the area as expected to ensure security, one of them was polite enough to tell me not to cross the invisible line.

After about an hour of waiting the moment finally came. The road turned absolute quiet. There were more people gathering around with their mobile phone to capture video or still. I was expecting the vehicles to be moving slowly because the motorcade will be making a right turn before speeding up, i will have enough seconds to capture what is needed, i hoped. I pre-planned to pan at a shutter speed of 1/40 seconds, my focus area was confined in the shadow area as it was during the mid-afternoon. I didn’t want to have second thought to choose another position.

Finally i saw Chairman Kim’s personal vehicle. An armoured limo Mercedes S600, news said the vehicle is worth $1 million with bulletproof. Am sure the vehicle is modified further to suit the person inside the vehicle. I fired off everything i can from my camera, hold my hand steady, stop breathing and hope to get as much sharpness as possible. Below is my favourite shot after cropping off a bit more.

I was just moment away to see the man inside. He was rushing off to the airport to go back home after the meeting. After that i hang around hoping to see the motorcade from the US President, but he was holding a press conference inside a few hours later. There is no point to further damage my body in the hot weather due to my illness. I was very happy to make that effort for myself and to witness a historical event.

#WorldPeace

Water pump photo shoot

I wonder how an image is not important to many businesses today, if not clients are not investing in the right photographer to capture their products because they are bind by budget or simply don’t understand the art of photography. That is why finding the right photographer is important.

I may not have captured everything in this world, but i listen to what client wants and i redefine perspective – i produce excellent perspective pictures that your industry or competitors had never done before. A good example is a link here – i was tasked to capture a series of water pump system set up on site, it was my first time capturing water pump system. The client was proactive, a bit more aggression in the photography part because she wanted the best. I was more than happy to be sharing ideas and angles of how to do it as well. I think this client is the only company in their line of business that invests in good photography to showcase their capability to attract more potential clients among their competitors, a more solid presentation when doing a proposal, not forgetting the water pump capability and service plays an important dual-role.

With my photography skill in architecture, interior, and industrial experience. I was able to merge all my skill into one. Although it was a job, i had lots of fun moving around to various places, each place has it’s own constraint, my job as a photographer is to solve each problem and produce the best image.

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Super Blue Blood Moon in Singapore

31 Jan 2018. A rare chance to witness the rare super blue blood moon. What a long name i thought. It has its reason.

The local news reported the last time a lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon that appeared was back in 1866

Fast forward to 2018, that was a century and a half ago!

Spare you guys the details about what is this rare super blue blood moon about, you can easily read it on the internet news or science webpage that announced this.

I nearly missed out the opportunity to capture this phenomenal event. Because i was extremely tired from my daily work, the night before i didn’t sleep well because i was too happy or excited about something. I was supposed to meet a friend for a sunset photo shoot followed by the viewing of the moon. But i was too exhausted that i have to retreat at home, continue to do other work. What prompted me to capture the image of the blood moon was because a friend posted a picture on his Facebook. He got a very clear picture of the blood moon, i thought i wouldn’t be able to see it because of the cloud.

I quickly charge out of the house, went downstairs, saw a group of people looking up, i looked up as well, it was my first time seeing a blood moon, although it was a bit foggy and cloudy, it is still clearly visible to the naked eyes. I ran back home, grabbed my gears and went to the top of a multi-storey carpark, set up the tripod and camera to start taking images. For your info, my previous attempt at taking pictures of the moon in such close up was like a decade ago, and it fails badly.

Using a 70-200mm F/4 lens on my 5D Mk III. I was extremely lucky to capture the blood moon because it was nearing the end of the maximum eclipse. I simply love how science work today, the scientist able to provide a precise timing of what’s going to happen next. From the beginning of penumbral eclipse to partial, full eclipse and maximum eclipse – such data allows us to keep track of the changes.

That night I was accompanied by another 2 guys photographing the process as well. We didn’t had any chat anyway. This three in one extravaganza is a once in a lifetime opportunity, i suddenly felt alive and recharge. I ended up standing more than one hour in the cooling night, capture 121 RAW images. I’ve witnessed the entire transition period – i felt thankful, have quiet words of gratitude to the universe. I was very happy to make a proper exposure to see the details of the moon.

Hope you liked the picture above i created for you. Out of 121 images i converted 14 images, it was quite a challenge for the post-processing part because i seldom set the camera in a very high ISO. Still, i do my best and this is the end result you see. I stack the moon this way is because that was the way it moved. I also throw in some fake stars to make the picture a little bit more lively. The next Super Blue Blood Moon will take place 10 years later, if am still alive, i will see it for sure.

I hope you like what you see, do help me to share if you like it.