I am glad to know that this photo of mine was selected and nominated as EOS World Photo of the Year 2013!
I am delighted that this image that I took during my recent photography trip was printed on today’s Straits Times (see page C5 of Life section). I have a 25% chance of winning a pair of SilkAir tickets to any of its destination, plus $500 cash. The winner will be announced in the Straits Times on 1 Feb 2011.
This image was taken at Dongchuan Red Land in Yunnan, China. It is famous for its red and amber coloured soil. I was fortunate to capture this dramatic view of the sun rays hitting the terraced plantation, one of my favourite landscape photography images.
Afternote : Sadly, I did not win the competition.
I am back this morning at 2 am from a 8-day wonderful trip to the Red Land and Yuan Yang in Yunnan, China. It was a formal landscape photography trip organised by Nature Photographic Society, Singapore led by Tony Png. There were altogether 12 of us.
Vincent, my brother-in-law, told me during mother’s day that he also did his 1st marathon last year. He was proud that he completed it in less than 6 hrs. He sounded very motivated and he said that he would train much harder to improve his timing this year. He encouraged me to sign up with him.
KP Tan who did very well last year is certain that he will run the full marathon this year. He is confident and determined to improve his already very good timing of 4hr, 19m. He was disappointed when William & I told him last Saturday that we had decided to sign up for half marathon instead. He called me this morning hopping that we would change our mind.
Pang, another army friend of mine and running buddy, will be doing his 6th or 7th marathon this year also urged us to reconsider.
Under my dear friends’ pressure, I have decided to do it one more time! I signed up this morning for a registration fee of $45. For those who sign up after 4 Jun, it will be much costly at $75/$85. Pang & KP already signed up. William is still undecided.
Libellago Stigmatizans (or Orange-faced Gem) is classified as “probably extinct” in Singapore. Two males species were spotted in a stream at Panti Forest where the water was quite muddy.
Panti forest is in Johor and about 20 km from Kota Tinggi and about 60km from Singapore. It is a secondary forest and many Singaporean birders like to spend a day there for bird watching and photography. Other than birds, you could also find many macro subjects, particularly butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.