Archive for the ‘Travelogue’ Category

This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 in Greens Pool, Denmark, Western Australia, 2009.

Just one tree standing in the midst of the cleared slopes of a vineyard in Pemberton. Storm clouds gathering, this tree stands strong against all nature forces unwavered.

This couple of weeks may have more photos of this genre showing strength and integrity. One man particularly earned me the respect over the years is Mr Chiam See Tong. Just like this tree he stood unwavered against the stronghold of the MIW, always fighting for the rights of Singaporeans and standing up for us. This GE 2011 is not just about the MIWs but also about us the Singaporeans to take the extra step to make a difference with our vote by standing strong with our decision and look forward for the change. Thumbs up for Mr Chiam See Tong, whom despite with his current condition, still stands out and speaks up during the rallies.

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This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 in Greens Pool, Denmark, Western Australia, 2009.

Greens pool was one of the rare gems that was discovered in the Denmark region of Southwestern Australia. In between Pemberton and Albany, this beach was shielded from the raging waves by these scattered rocks forming a cove where children can also play in the crystal clear waters. This guy seems to be in a dilemma whether to go to the other rocks.

This is extremely true in the General Elections 2011 in Singapore now. With opposition fielding high calibre candidates, it is no wonder that voters are in a dilemma. But quoting one candidate, “Have courage, use your head”, I believed it will have given many Singaporeans a light to follow. The past is over, we look towards the future. Similar to this guy, the voter is just like a stranded guy on the small piece of rock, nowhere to go. But there is an option, bigger rocks on the other side, if the voter is willing to swim to the other side and he/she have more breathing space and more freedom without being stranded anymore.

Been so engrossed with Singapore General Election 2011 news and updates that I have been neglecting this blog for almost a week. Back with one post from archives.

Archives_2005_to_Present #143 - No More Whale Hunting by kuantoh

This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 in Albany, Western Australia, 2009.

This shot was taken from outside the Whale World in Albany. This whaling station ceased whaling operations and was decommissioned in 1978. It’s really amazing how such a big whale can be caught and transported back on this ship. Well, save the whales as they are decreasing in population, preserve the environment and ecohabitats. Love this shot for the way the whaling ship docks at the shores seemingly waiting for the next excursion but none was to come.

This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 in Albany, Western Australia, 2009.

Taken from the Albany Wind Farm, this is just an example of how nature is being tapped on for generation of electricity. Wind farms, facing the oceans, strong winds spinning the blades, powering the turbines to generate electricity, they are indeed a sight to see.

This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 in Albany, Western Australia, 2009.

Taken from the Albany Wind Farm, this isolated island was spotted some distance away in the middle of the ocean. Did some research and wonder whether is it the Green Island or the Stony Island. My bet would be the Stony Island since it seems really stoned in the middle of the ocean. Lol…

This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 en route to Albany via Albany Highway near Stirling Ranges in Western Australia, 2009.

Recommended by my cousin for the great seafood here, we paid a visit to Emu Point for a nice simple seafood fare at Squid Shack. Before that, I can’t miss taking the colors that are falling upon the jetty with the sun setting behind. Taken at the blue hour with sunset colors, this long exposure was extremely tough with my lightweight tripod in the strong winds and cold temperatures. Nevertheless, got one shot and this is it.

This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 en route to Albany via Albany Highway near Stirling Ranges in Western Australia, 2009.

These sheep had just been sheared of their wool. Well it’s summer ya, so they must be feeling hot so a striptease was just what they desired. Grazing on this area where it’s almost barren, these scene is such a funny one for my dear and me.