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Singapore Chinatown, Singapore, Chinatown, Pagoda Street, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Pagoda Street, Singapore Chinatown

4 July 2012.

I’m interested in finding out what Singapore’s Chinatown is like. Riding the MTR, I exit the transport system at “Chinatown” station, and I walk down a flight of stairs to street level. I’m always curious to see (1) what people think how Chinatown should appear, (2) what the resident Chinese feel about the incarnation, and (3) how a gentrified form of Chinatown appears similarly around the world. Apart from electronics stores and dollar stores with cheap souvenirs, there’s a lot more to Chinatown farther afoot. There is a Chinatown heritage centre down this street, and historical heritage buildings are scattered around the area.

Singapore, Chinatown, MRT North East line, fotoeins.com

Chinatown station (NE4), MRT North East line.


During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 4 July 2012 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/160-sec, f/8, ISO200, and 32mm focal length (51mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9VG.

Fraser River, Port Mann Bridge, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

World Rivers Day: 50+ rivers from around the world

Above: Fraser River, east from Port Mann Bridge, between Coquitlam and Surrey, BC (HL).

The fourth Sunday in September is World Rivers Day. The University of Oxford’s Dictionaries defines ‘river‘ as:

“a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river.”

A river has always been water supply and demand: daily use and consumption; farming and agriculture; and where the waste goes, often back into the same supply. A river has always been about transport: trade and delivery of goods; shuttling people between places; and with people travelling, the exchange of language and culture. Throughout history, the establishment of towns and cities and the subsequent development of rivers have been about a mix of urban and rural elements, and about the relationship and interactions between people and their waterways.


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Morning, Deutsche Bahn, Regional Bahn, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Steinach, Franconia, Bavaria, Bayern, Germany, fotoeins.com

15 for 15: Fotoeins’ Fotograms for 2015 (IG)

The following are 15 key Instagram posts from this past year. They’re important in light of my growing desire to give into creative impulses to produce something a little different and meaningful than serviceable shots. There’s nothing wrong with “serviceable”; on the contrary, I’m looking for something extraordinary.

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Andy Warhol says "hello" : Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Fotoeins Friday: Andy Warhol says ‘hello’ in Singapore

“Art is what you can get away with.” — Andy Warhol.

Sometimes, it’s easy to be surprised when you walk into a very large commercial mall, and look up to find an accidental convergence of curves and lines. In addition to Andy Warhol’s famous “Soup Cans“, the can’s advertisement, the central curve, and his face on a video screen make for a convenient photographic composition. What’s Warhol really saying? What’s he selling? Or are we already being sold? Perhaps, Warhol’s remark has always been prophetic, particularly here at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands complex which includes the ArtScience Museum.

Have you visited Singapore? What are your highlights from this Asian city-state? Please leave your comments below!

I made the photo on 4 July 2012 with the Canon EOS450D camera, EF-S 18-55 IS kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/8s, f/4, ISO400, and 28mm focal length (45mm full-frame). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-56S.

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