Samstag, 9. August 2008

Gigapan Marina Keppelbay

A recent short fieldtrip brought me to Labrador Nature Reserve Park. A handheld shot showing Marina Keppelbay, Reflections at Keppelbay, Sentosa Gateway and more.
Canon 1Ds with 24-105 L IS @ 105, 25 images
125MPixel, 32.500 x 3.800 pixel

Freitag, 8. August 2008

Singapore greens spots disappearing

More and more green spots, or little areas of grass in midst of the city, that provide some air and space to breathe, are disappearing. The city, in an attempt to become the ultimate metropole, is busy filling up all these "gaps" with concrete, steel and glass shopping-centre cum condo to compete with Hong Kong. Specifically I liked this green area around Rochor Road, in front of Parkview Square (wikipedia link). It was unchanged since I came to Singapore in 2002, but now finally URA decided to cash in this prime area.

Singapore Graffity is alive

..sometimes. I love it as an urban art form, even I dont really need to have it on everything like in Europe (buses,cars,trains,windows,..). But in Singapore there is such a lack of it (due to heavy fines), that its a delight to see some at least occasionally. Wonder how long it takes before they remove it.

Samstag, 2. August 2008

Panoramic Vivocity

Biggest Shopping Mall (as per area) in Singapore and maybe in SE Asia. The usual look and feel, but the architectural features are more curved, round or organic, as the expert says.
Nice location, at the back side you can loiter around outside while having a beer at Brotzeit (german restaurant/pub) and enjoy the view to Sentosa Island, which is nothing more than a big construction site at the moment, thanks to the upcoming casinos, uhm.. Integrated Resort.

Freitag, 1. August 2008

Advertising Imagery

Slightly off-topic, but I need to share this with you. It always amuses me the kind of works of photography (mixed with some Photoshop) is displayed in advertising or on the box of a product. I wonder sometimes if someone earns money or just get fired with something like this. I bought a 30$ ladder and it was shrinkwrapped including a this true piece of art:
Besides the description "Famlly Stair cnse" which most probably means "Family Staircase" (which also doesnt really match the product), the image striked me in particular !
A ladder arranged in photoshop together with a globe on a green field. What do they want to tell us with this ? This ladder is bigger than earth ? You can climb on top of the globe ? You will feel like being at a green field together with your new staircase and a globe ?
We will not find out ....
Btw, I would love to appreciate the IP of this work and mention the copyright, but the product is not showing one sign who is producing the ladder and this awful picture. In case you know, let me know.