Singapore – Stuck in Customs

Tane Versus The Durian

Daily Photo – Tane Versus The Durian

It was quite rainy in Singapore while we were there, but it made for some great photos and reflections. This is the Esplanade Theater, and a lot of the locals think it looks like a durian, possibly one of the worst fruits that ever evolved. This affronting fruit must have somehow stayed in the food chain thanks to monkeys or something. But, I actually know a few humans that like it. It smells so bad to most people that it is banned in hotels and airplanes.

My Singaporean and Malaysian friends are constantly trying to force me to enjoy durian. They give me deep-fried durian, durian ice cream, durian yogurt, and durian candy. It’s all horrible and I can barely keep myself from vomiting and it just makes them laugh. At some point, I’ll figure out their tricks.

Singapore

Tane Versus The Durian

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-26 01:58:40
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Gardens by the Bay

Daily Photo – Gardens by the Bay

In Singapore they have an amazing area down right in the main bay where there is some awesome architecture and indoor/outdoor gardens. An absolute must visit if you ever find yourself down that way.

Gardens by the Bay

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-27 00:08:10
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Singapore from Above

Daily Photo – Singapore from Above

I think this looks a little bit like a bra for two very different breast sizes. I don’t know why I see that… probably a bit of Rorschach. It actually wasn’t too easy to get to this spot to take the photo because it was pretty much at the limit of the quadcopter. I kept losing contact with the quad and it would start to fly home automatically. Frustratingly, I had to keep taking control and forcing it to go as far as possible.

Singapore from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-26 16:57:29
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO166
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Floating in Singapore

Daily Photo – Floating in Singapore

Pretty much the only reason this place exists is for Instagram photos. I guess there is nothing wrong with that, but it does get a little annoying watching people do the same poses over and over again. I mean, you can take like 30 or 45 seconds… but 10+ minutes can be A LITTLE MUCH.

Floating in Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-27 23:04:43
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Street Walk in Singapore

Daily Photo – Street Walk in Singapore

Singapore is a fairly miserable city to walk around in during the daytime to take photos, unless you just love getting incredibly sweaty. There’s no “quick” photo actually because you end up getting soaked in about 15 minutes. So, as long as I’ll be getting sweaty, I choose to stay out for a few hours and just get pretty disgusting all around.

Street Walk in Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-26 20:17:47
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length22.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Editing Photos from the Singapore Bar

Editing Older Mobile Phone Photos

I’ve been having a great time going through older photos I got on my mobile phone and processing them in Aurora. If you’re a Passport Member, then today, you’ll get to see me edit these two previous photos from Singapore. I went a little extreme with the HDR, but I was just kinda in that mood!


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And now on to the video…

Editing Photos from the Singapore Bar

I just can’t remember the name of this place, but I guess it doesn’t really matter. If I wasn’t so lazy, I would do a Google reverse image search to find it, which I have to now from time to time because my memory fails. Either way, you’ll see how I use these JPGs in Aurora along with different presets to create different looks from two different angles of the same place.

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Midnight Loop around Singapore

Machine Elf 48 – Clinging

Welcome to the latest Machine Elf creation! This one was very fun to create and I decided to try something a bit different with the audio soundscape by starting with some words from Mooji. I listen to his meditations and talks quite a bit. He’s got a rather nice way about him and a pleasant and contemplative gait to his voice. This is a remix I did where most of the heavy lifting is done by Nils Frahm & Monolink combined with “Don’t Forget The Moon! 01” from Anton Tumas.

This creation mostly explores the constantly unfolding geometry of a bifurcated symmetry which breaks and rebuilds itself in a steady flow between order and entropy.

Daily Photo – Midnight Loop around Singapore

Right in the middle of Singapore is a pretty big lake that is surrounded with all different sorts of art. It makes more sense to go there at night for two reasons. For one, that’s when all the lights come on and it makes for much better photography. For two, it’s about 50 degrees cooler so you are not melting in the Singaporean sun!

Midnight Loop around Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-28 00:25:28
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Air-Conditioned Singapore

Daily Photo – Air Conditioned Singapore

Singapore can get up to over 100 degrees for a lot of the year, so someone came up with the idea to put cold air conditioning in this outside mall. I think my electricity bill is big, but I can’t even imagine what this one is! To tell the truth, I think it only cooled down to about 85, but I guess that is worth it. I don’t even want to think about what everyone is paying for rent at this shopping center…

Air Conditioned Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-26 00:34:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.3
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Ships Sailing into Singapore

MDMA Treatment

Here’s a great video that highlights some of the new research being done. I know several people that have gone through this treatment for PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety and results have been amazing.

Daily Photo – The Ships Sailing into Singapore

I do really enjoy visiting Singapore for the sights, but I never quite feel “at home” or comfortable there. I’m not sure why. I think maybe because it doesn’t feel very organic. It feels a bit master-planned… sort of the opposite of some small town in Europe that has been there since medieval times and then slowly evolved into something that just feels nice and cozy.

The Ships Sailing into Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-25 00:46:44
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Tokyo in Singapore

Passport Sunday!

Yeah… I know it’s technically Monday in a bunch of places but I’m sure it’s maybe Sunday… somewhere… sorry for the delay. 🙂

If you’re a Passport member, today you get to see the edit of today’s daily photo! Also, above is a vid that delves into the comments on red that I make in today’s video for Passport members.

Singapore Tokyo

This is one of those occasions when HDR makes a huge difference in an image as you’ll see from the before and after in the video.

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Daily Photo – The Red Gates

The Red Gates

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-02-11 22:14:09
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture5
  • ISO64
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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