Singapore has an interesting reputation. It’s safe, politically stable, and everyone seems to get along despite being a melting pot of so many different cultures. It boasts some of the best architecture in the entire world and its skyline boasts numerous noteworthy skyscrapers. But there are some negatives too: some say that the culture errs on the side of non-offensive to such a degree that it’s almost boring at times. Others say that whereas a city like Hong Kong is modern yet very much Asian, Singapore could be dropped anywhere in the world an no one would really notice. Plus it’s massively humid for pretty much the entire year, sitting just 80 miles north of the equator. Having spent quite a bit of time in Singapore this year I managed to snag some wonderful images, let’s run through my five favorites!
Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities on earth. It is a mix of the old and the new, in certain places feeling like ancient Asia and in others like New York City. I strongly recommend it for anyone looking to make a first trip to Asia since it is so easy to move around, is relatively safe, and English is widely spoken. It also, of course, boasts one of the most amazing skylines in the world, intersected by Victoria Harbour, one of the most active shipping lanes in the world. Basically it seems like something is always going on in Hong Kong at every hour of the day, a clash of the East and the West yet it all somehow works. I visit Hong Kong a few times a year and have taken some of my favorite photos ever on its shore and on its Peak. Let’s have a look at my favorites!
So at this point I think it’s ok for me to say that I’m fairly well-known for my photography. Ok maybe not well-known, but really really famous. Just kidding. Unless you think my photography is the best ever, in which case I’ll point out that I do sell prints…
ANYWAY, I wanted to give you a quick run-through of the gear I use to assemble these images. I travel with a pretty hefty photography kit and spend quite a bit of time putting together pictures in things like Lightroom and Photoshop. Let’s check out the gear I use.
This week I’ve been sharing little posts with my five favorite pictures from certain areas. Today we conclude that little post series with: my five favorite pictures from the USA. I’m an American and I love my country, over the past few years as I’ve begun to take photography more and more seriously I’ve enjoyed looking at my country from that perspective. America isn’t perfect by any stretch but it has some truly world-class sites, so let’s get to it!
I love Europe, it’s such a fantastic blend of the old and the new. Oddly enough I find it’s typically cheaper to fly to Asia, so I’ve spent more of my time there recently, but Europe (specifically Austria and Slovenia) has a very special place in my heart. I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures from Europe with you!