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12/24/2011

Christmas lights at Orchard Road

Live band performing outside Wheelock Place opposite Lido Theatre.

Ion Shopping Mall looking from Lido Theatre.

Colourful floats in front of Liat Tower.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

You sure you photographer? :)

Merry Xmas anyway.

agongkia said...

Above photos should be titled Christmas dark at Orchard Road instead.
If Christmas light,should be able to see water mah.

Anonymous said...

Eh , Aloh Anon 824, have some respect OK !? RB is a good photographer OK... dunno how to appreciate photo dun any how choot. You so good , u show yours in Picasa , Boleh ? IFU

Anonymous said...

Sorry if comment sounded rude. To be fair, it is difficult to capture the spirit of Christmas when the scenes are predominantly dark. One would expect more vibrant and cheery colors associated with such an occassion.

Anonymous said...

Eh Bro at Anon 9:53. This is exactly the point lah ... everywhere dark , no cheers , no vibrancy here in sinkiepoor lah. That's why the 3 images mah.

Anonymous said...

Given the current climate of public anger with things falling apart, rising cost , kenna robbed legally ala CPF/Medisave ... you think people will forget for a day just because got X'mas Lights in Orchard Road ??? Sorrrlie horr ... may work in the 80s or 90s. People are getting damn angry now... what X'mas? just a day on the calender innit? What happens to the remaining 364 days of suffering.... preeeeese

Anonymous said...

Actually for Anon 8:24 , if you know photography or even if you don't know , look at photo number 2,just by the details captured , can already see the 功力 of RB already ok.... dun pray pray horrr

Anonymous said...

Christmas Halloween at Orchard Road?

Anonymous said...

Every day is a Halloween in singapore , don't need to follow the ang mohs

Anonymous said...

dun prey prey...each photos $10.

priest...priest....you can take better potos? priest lah...$1 also cannot sell.

Anonymous said...

Hehe..

because of the gloominess, jesus is here to save Sin and its' inhabitants.
Months ago, sales people, cashiers and workers, who i believe are mainly non-xtians were required to wear santa headgears. Xmas trees, santas and xmas decorations were all over Sin. See how jesus brings cheers and consolations to Sin who are mostly wallowing in self-pity.
At least jesus can give joy for a few days.
As for fototaking, with digital format, you can be as creative as you want lah, not much skill needed nowadays.
Orchard Rd has lost it's glitter and glamour, Singaporeans and foreigners are heading north for thrills and fun at much CHEAPER rate.

Hot_X'mas_DownUnder said...

Eh Matilah, doing last minute X'mas shoppoing down under ? Save your money till after boxing day lah ... more discounts worr. Happy roasting your lil turkey.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to pyongyang of SIN(hint hint, sat's ST)

"Hints of Hardship if you look hard enough"

"I was snapping away when the shouting started. I do not understand Korean, but anyone could tell I was in trouble for taking pictures of something considered off-limits"

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

The photos were taken last evening after a heavy downpour and flooding in several places. The rain could have dampened the Christmas spirit: ) But I like the mysterious bluish glow.

Actually the photos are all about the street lights and decor. And they are wysisyg. The merrying making and bright lights and crowds are inside the shopping malls. I only managed to capture some images of people at the live band outside Wheelock Place.

Didn't spent too much time wondering around. Just popped out of Orchard Station to take a few shots for Singaporeans overseas to take a look at the lights.

Anonymous said...

"Their radiant grins stretched from ear to ear but their unsmiling eyes seemed to reveal something contrived about their beams." - journalists commenting on Korean children in the photos

seriously, even if you are happy bumming bitches, rosary kissing closet socks will say your ecstasies are fake

Anonymous said...

I think children here will grow up...warped. Very warp.

Anonymous said...

Not your best effort leh.

I could only see lights and nothing else.

Like someone says, nowadays, photography is no longer an art. It is the camera that is doing all the work. You just point and shoot! Even my little 孙 can take such pics.

Anonymous said...

"China Daily/Asia News Network
Saturday, Dec 24, 2011
A survey shows that 70 per cent of Chinese feel happy in 2011, chinanews.com reported Friday.

The survey of Chinese family happiness in 2011 sampled more than 10,000 people across China online and interviewed people in rural areas such as Jiangsu, Sichuan and Beijing.

Physical and mental health, relationship with parents, neighbors, and family economic conditions were listed as the main factors for happiness. Well-educated married women in their late 20s were deemed the happiest group.

Zhang Hanxiang, a population expert in Beijing, said one major change in society is that more respondents judge their happiness based on relationships and not money.

The survey also showed that rural families are happier than their urban peers. They listed happy marriage, health, children and owning a home as the most important factors."


just like taking pictures. how you frame/cook the shot is important.

Anonymous said...

"Hints of Hardship if you look hard enough", unquote.
The Particular ST Journalist looked hard at North Koreans.
In Sin, no need to look hard, just visit the foodcourts, coffee shops or even Changi Airport and at bus tops,
hardship is seen everywhere.
WTF!

Anonymous said...

"just like taking pictures. how you frame/cook the shot is important."

you trust our journalists to be objective?

priest lah

Anonymous said...

The survey also showed that rural families are happier than their urban peers. They listed happy marriage, health, children and owning a home as the most important factors."

In other words, if you are without a life partner, and kids, you re most miserable.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hahaha, they say wise men think alike. Ooops, a little self praise. While I was banging away at my keyboard on the special reports on North Korea, many of you are already posting here ahead of me. Anyway, I wrote a pretty lengthy piece about it, about how we are so indoctrinated and biased about others without knowing it and think we are objective.

As for photography, shooting and taking pictures can be very easy and mechanical. It only becomes an art when the photographer shoots it at the angle he chose, from his own perspective, the choice lighting, to be brighter or darker, or to be of different colour or black and white, the composition etc. This is where photography becomes an art.

Why should all photos be evenly lit up? Why some prefers it to be dark, why some are gloomy? Does the photo evokes a feeling or just a pretty photo? Does it convey a message?

Why is it not sharp instead of sharp? Arts is everything but nothing. It is individual as well as general: )