It is the beginning of a new year, and I thought of starting a photo blog to record some of the highlights of my photographic adventures. Facebook has too much "noise" and I don't really like their layout of photos. The bulk of my photos will still be there, but the best will be here.
I started photography in 2010, without knowing that I was a shutterbug at heart. I wanted a passion then, I wanted something that I loved to do. I wasn't sure, and I dived straight into an investment of SGD$1.8k for my first kit body Canon 550D with 18-135mm lens with all I earned in the army. I must say this is really the best investment I've made, I am still using this camera today. My camera body is due for an upgrading soon, but more about that later.
Without this hobby, I may still be a slob lazing around at home without motivation to discover and learn. I strongly believe that photography brings me to places that I would never have gone without my camera. Recapping on my recent student exchange to Oslo, I braved temperatures below -20°C to capture the northern lights, spent 2-3hours in total darkness in a forest alone at about 0°C to capture startrails. I was also lucky to make it through Egypt unharmed during their civil unrest, and escaped unpickpocketed throughout my european cities journey. In this blog post, I would also like to express gratitude to encouragement from my travelling buddies throughout the journey, and their support for me.
Here is a short amateurish video, attempted by me to summarise my fall exchange at Oslo, and of course the travels I made.
ps: my source of inspiration came from this:
Anyway, back to photos, here are some of my favourite shots captured during my travels.
Humpback whales during whale watching in Tromsø, Norway.
Northern lights in Tromsø, Norway.
Sunrise in Santorini, Greece.
Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt.
Waterfall in Iceland.
Kebab man in Istanbul, Turkey.
Queen Elizabeth II Tower in London, England.
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
And that's me, standing on a camel..
On a piece of ice (in Iceland)..
And having fun with an icelandic horse :)