Saturday, December 31, 2011

FMTSO: END





"December 30-END. The end of another year. What is your better memory from this year? or how do you celebrate the end of a year."


The end of the day yesterday, we have been having too many cloudy and rainy days, it's been a while since the last we had such a gorgeous sunset. This is viewed from my 13th floor apartment.

What does 2011 best remembered for me?
Early this year I decided to upgrade to DSLR from a prosumer camera and bought a Pentax Kr , been having too much fun trying and learning photography. Just last week, Rebecca of Dusty Cellar shared some tips on lights photography and I managed to find some time to go to town to try it out.


First wedding photography in April, the groom is my sister in law's cousin.

 
The first macro photography with Pentax, in January.

Here are some of the short vacations across the causeway to Malaysia with the family..

 
Genting in early December.

 A kelong in Johore in September, where the cousins, brother, sister in law, nephew , niece, and uncle fish from the moment we reach there. I was busy photographing than fishing, and managed to go to a deserted island nearby for some swim.

The island of Mersing, in Johore, in June.

There will be a great celebrations to usher in the new year around the Marina Bay, with music and fireworks at midnight, but I think I will just stay at home and enjoy the quiet moment reflecting upon myself. There will definitely be too many people out celebrating, too crowded for me!

I hope everyone had a good year to remember, and wishing all visitors Happy New Year!







Friday, December 30, 2011

Water Hyacinth






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Eichhornia Crassipes: commonly known as Common Water Hyacinth, is an aquatic plant native to the Amazon basin, and is often considered a highly problematic invasive species outside its native range.



Its habitat ranges from tropical desert to subtropical or warm temperate desert to rainforest zones. It does not tolerate water temperatures >34°C. Leaves are killed by frost and salt water, the latter trait being used to kill some of it by floating rafts of the cut weed to the sea.


Water hyacinths do not grow when the average salinity is greater than 15% that of sea water. In brackish water, its leaves show epinasty and chlorosis, and eventually die.



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

ABC Wednesday: X

 

Xanthostemon Chtysanthus  Flowers or more commonly known as the Golden Panda, origin- Australia.

 


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Lotus flowers








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FMTSO: LIGHTS


Light fixtures in a hotel lobby.

Christmas lights decorations along the busy shopping belt of Orchard Road.


 



During the recent I-Lights festival along Singapore River earlier this year.


A lighted water fountain next to Fullerton Bay Hotel


the changing colour of the same light fixtures.



To see more lights, click on the banner of FMTSO.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday Challenge: LIGHT

 

"LIGHT" (Candle, Street, Business, Fireplace, Glitter, Sparkle,...)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

ABC Wednesday:W

 


W is for Wondering Whistling Ducks at Singapore Botanical Garden.