Indian temples are generally an architect’s delight and the Indian temples in Singapore just add a splash of colour to take its vibrancy to another level. The most interesting part of the Indian temples in Singapore is its ‘entrance’ or ‘gopuram’ as its known. Check a few of them out and let me know what you think in the comments.
You zoom in closer and you notice patterns.
Most of them represent the various Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Here’s one where they are all neatly aligned
Another reason the temples have these dietys at the head is to ward off evil spirits. Do you really think anyone wants to mess with this?
The gopurams aim to present a complete picture of the temples before you enter the temple premises.
A pride of lions just chilling out under the warm African sun. This photo was taken in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.
This photo was taken in Hobart, Tasmania from a ferry staring into a dramatic landscape and sky. Sometimes the back of a boat provides the best views.
Exposure: 1/200 sec at f/8.0 and ISO 100. Focal length 15mm taken with the Canon550D
Sometimes the faces say it all. This is another post from the ‘Faces of Africa‘ series. This was taken in Humani in Zimbabwe and the mix of joy, anticipation and a hint of suspicion on their faces made this a very interesting photograph for me. I bet they are the cool kids in town.
Exposure: 1/125 sec at f/5.6 and ISO 200. Taken with the Canon550D and EF70-200IS lens
Singapore is often known for its urban beauties and its fast-paced life which is laced with spurts of shopping. But you live here long enough and peel away some layers and you see the amazingly green and quiet side to it. The MacRitchie Nature Trail is one of the best trails in Singapore and I would recommend anyone visiting Singapore to take some time off from the usual spots to visit this nature trail. You will not be disappointed. I call this photograph ‘Let there be light‘
Exposure: 1/30 sec at f/5.6 and ISO400. Taken with the Canon650D and lens EF 24-105mm.
Street signs in Hong Kong : One of my favourite things to capture when travelling are ‘street signs’. This picture taken in Hong Kong was one of my favourites. It shows the hustle and bustle that exists in the city with every sign screaming out to grab your attention.
Exposure: 1/100sec at f/7.1 and ISO100. Focal length 61mm taken with the Canon650D and lens EFS15-85mm
Today’s picture is an oldie from the archives. Dolores Park San Francisco is one of my favourite parks in the world and here’s why. I took this photo lying down on the grass to give it a tilted view. The sprawling view of the metropolis lends this photo a bigger canvas.
Exposure: 1/3200 sec at f/3.5 and ISO 100. Taken with the Canon550D and lens EFS 10-22mm.
Today’s travel photo is the famous junk boats amidst the amazing backdrop of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. This boat is called ‘Duk Ling’ it was a fishing boat for more than 25 years. It is considered to be the last authentic Hong Kong junk. It is now operated by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. The Duk Ling holds up to 36 people. We did not manage to get tickets for a ride on this beauty on Christmas day. My tip is to book ahead.
Today’s travel photo on Sidpicky is the majestic Sydney Opera House in the rain. The reflection is just as impressive as the magnificent structure. Click on the link above if you would like to purchase a print of this photo. If you’ve enjoyed viewing the photographs on the site, please feel free to subscribe to this blog and receive updates directly to your inbox.
Exposure: 1/25sec at f/11 and ISO200. Taken with the Canon550D and lensEFS15-85mm
Some days you wake up to a sunrise that makes you a believer in all things wonderful. This was one such day. A sunrise in Nyon, Switzerland.
Exposure: 1/3200 sec at f/4.0 and ISO 400. Focal length 200mm taken with the Canon550D and lensEF70-200