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Desert Trekking in China

June 2016, we trekked seventy kilometres through the Badain Jaran, which is part of the Gobi desert in China. The executive summary: phase one: Singapore –> Hong Kong –> Beijing –> Jinchang –> Alxa Youqin phase two: walk, sand, camels, sand, fun, wind, sand, tents, sand, lake, sand, watermelons, sand, yoghurts and sand phase three: the reverse […]

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meandering photography voyaging

Kuhltour statt Wandertour

Aaaaaaaaaaaalso: da kommt einer aus den Tropen, reist von weit weit her, sitzt 13 Stunden im Flugzeug und freut sich darauf, in nasskaltem Wetter mit seinen Freunden in der Schweiz outdoor-maessig etwas zu unternehmen. Schifahren in strahlendem Sonnenschein auf dem Feldberg ist genau nach seinem Geschmack (ein Danke an die SPPs), siehe HIER. Aber oh weh: […]

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epicurean meandering voyaging

The Annual Beijing Ritual

Beijing fascinates me. Choosing my journey anywhere between the ultra-ancient and the ultra-modern remains incredibly seductive to me. The icing on the cake are the good company and sumptuous meals with friends and acquaintances every time I return. This is the third trip to Beijing after we moved away from the capital city in June […]

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Attempting One of the Sisters (四姑娘山)

The 2015 incarnation of the annual spring-time excursion cum adventure led to us an attempt on the oldest of the Four Sisters in Aba County in Sichuan. Four Memorabilia: The drive from Chengdu to Rilong town in Aba County along the provincial road S303 lead us through a narrow valley heavily affected by the Wenchuan earthquake […]

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shooting in the rain

rainy season in Singapore – looking for clouds, structures and sea surface to play around with a new ND filter. Arriving on location … didn’t look like photo shooting was on the agenda

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photography voyaging

Ryo An Ji

  still need to practise to get a straight panorama – but for the heck of it , its nice 🙂  

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photography voyaging

finally – the STONE GARDEN in Kyoto

I have been lusting to visit a Japanese rock garden for many years, actually decades. Finally a chance to go there and “inhale” it.

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raw – how much post processing?

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how much post-processing is “right”, whatever right means. I originally was a hard-core non-processor, ie I restricted myself to minimal sharpening, WB and maybe exposure correction. Growing with my photography (or not…) I slowly come to realise that a RAW is a negative and it NEEDS some processing, […]

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light-painting in the park

LIGhTPaINtInG iN tHe pArK we joined a workshop hosted by Nikon (well hosted @ SGD 60..) to learn about light painting. AngMoKio Park, Singapore, after dark. what to bring sturdy tripod (those freebee give-away thingies WONT do the job if you have a DSRL) remote trigger wide angle lens, I used a Nikkor 18-35 mm […]