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Happy New Year 2013 !!

Today is the 1st of January 2013, marking a new Year ahead. As we bid farewell to Year 2012, take time to reflect back your Year 2012 and whether it’s a good or bad or not too bad year for you, it’s time to put it down and aside. Now is the time to look forward ahead into the Year 2013!

I was shooting New Year Eve 2013 countdown fireworks from One Fullerton rooftop. This arrangement was courtesy of One Fullerton and Marina Bay Division of Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It was great watching and photographing the fireworks from an elevated location, I always enjoyed photographing fireworks! Do check out my Flickr collection for more photographs of New Year Eve 2013 Countdown Fireworks!

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I would like to wish my friends, supporters and readers, Happy New Year 2013 ! Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart, for all your continuous support, following, guidance, tips, assistance, encouragement and every little things in my photography, travel and photojournalism adventure from my start till today. May the Year 2013 be like the New Year Eve Countdown Fireworks, let 2013 be a fresh, big, bright and soaring high year for you!

1st Total Lunar Eclipse – 10th Dec 2011

For all the things in life, there is always a first time, that is a very true real life quote, in whatever things that you do. On 10th December 2011, it was my first time photographing a total lunar eclipse! Even with years of shooting photography, having the internet and Google search engines to help you find tips on photographing total lunar eclipse, it’s still an interesting and awesome challenge to try it the first time!

A group of photographers and friends, were invited to view and photograph the total lunar eclipse together, at One Fullerton Rooftop, a great time to catch up with old friends from the photography and social media scene, making new friends too, under the stars, watching the Total Lunar Eclipse taking place, sharing tips and experiences! Sing Astro volunteers were there too, with their giant telescope for us to view the solar system, educating and sharing their knowledge with us, on the eclipse and the planet Jupiter with the moons orbiting the planet Jupiter! Oh yes, do take a look at how I positioned and prepared my camera setup to capture the eclipse!

Eclipses are one of the most fascinating natural astronomical events that can happen in the sky, a wonderful natural phenomenal by Mother Nature, something very unique and special, that does not happen often. The Total Lunar Eclipse on 10th December 2011, commenced at 7:33pm local Singapore time and ended on 1:29am (11th December 2011).

 

 

Various types of Lunar Eclipses

1)   The Total Lunar Eclipse, which occurs when the moon travels completely into the earth’s umbra (shadow) and turns into bloody red colour at totality (approximately 10:30PM on that day).

2)   The Partial Lunar Eclipse, which occurs when the moon is oriented in a way that only part of it dips into the earth’s umbra.

3)   The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, which occurs when the moon passes through the faint penumbral portion of the earth’s “weaker” shadow.

Information kindly provided by Sing Astro.

This was my first maiden total lunar eclipse photography, it’s very challenging and fun, bringing me back to this golden rule that I hold on to – “Learning is ongoing & lifelong, a rule that I always hold on to & it applies to my photography, always learning & trying & shooting.”

This wonderful event would not be possible without the organisation, coordination and execution by Juliana Tan of Marina Bay Division, URA, Fullerton Heritage and Sing Astro (non-profit society). Many thanks to all parties for providing us photographers and social media people, a gathering of fun, networking and photography! For updates on events and happenings around Marina Bay Singapore, do Like and follow them on their Facebook Page!

Candle Night at Marina Bay 2011

A night only in Singapore, that’s the Candle Night 2011 at Marina Bay, on the 5th November 2011 at the Merlion Park and One Fullerton area. Kindly invited by the Marina Bay Singapore, it was an honour to be part of this wonderful, beautiful and social responsibility event. There were events organised earlier to learn about lantern making using recycled materials and having a lantern walk thereafter, due to my earlier commitments at the SCC Rugby 7s at the Padang nearby, I was not able to join my other social media/blogging/twitter friends for the earlier activities. Nevertheless, I was very happy that I was able to appreciate the beauty, artwork and lightings of Candle Night 2011 at Marina Bay.

Researching more into Candle Night 2011 origins, Candle Night  is an environmental event that helps in finding one’s inner sense of time, organised by Lighting Detectives Singapore. The Lighting Detectives is founded by Kaoru Mende, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the study of lighting culture through practical methods, and surveying of urban light environments, do check out Candle Night at Marina Bay on Facebook (Source : Shomei Tanteidan website). They are very inspiring with their lightings, artwork, environmental awareness and it just makes me people pause in time to admire the lights and think about Mother Nature.

I walked up and down from Merlion Park along One Fullerton, amazed and mesmerised by the the various lighting designs and artwork. They were all like shining lights, beacons and lanterns, attracting us towards them, reminding us of being environmentally conscious. Slowly walking and enjoying myself, immersing with the lightings, this was a very beautiful lighting and meaningful environmental event.

Candle Night at Marina Bay lights it up in a very special manner and aura, striking a balance of modern cosmopolitan bay view skyline with a social cause to be more environmentally friendly and conscious. Mesmerised and inspired, as a photographer, a photojournalist, it’s all about lighting, Candle Night inspires me to be more curious and passionate about lighting! Maybe I should be a Lighting Detective too ? Let’s see ….. Do check out the beautiful photographs from Candle Night 2011 at Marina Bay !!

 

 

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