Monthly Archives: August 2013

Camera Gear: What to Pack for a Safari Trip – Page 2

Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to use this lens during my Namibia safari. But if I could do it again, there is no doubt which lens I’d take for the trip. For those with a lower budget, consider the lighter Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS. When mounted on a 1.6x crop body, this lens was sufficient for 80% of my safari shots in Namibia. However, there were definitely moments when ... Read More »

Camera Gear: What to Pack for a Safari Trip

More so than for almost any other type of trip, camera gear selection for a safari trip needs to be precise. Unlike city vacations or beach holidays, on safaris your movement will be severely limited. Most of your time will be spent on a truck for game viewing, the animals will be very far away, and there will be  to maneuver around to adjust your photo angles or composition. So if ... Read More »

Kyoto Summer

[Kyoto, Japan] Everything in Japan, from the natural to the man-made, is beautifully delicate; even the maple leaves are smaller than the ones in Canada. Photo details – Camera: Canon 60D Lens: Tamron 17-50mm Settings: 1/640 sec f/2.8 42mm focal length   Read More »

Solid Bubbles

[Beijing, China] Can you guess what this is? Hint: it was the site where 25 world records were broken one summer in 2008… Photo details – Camera: Canon 60D Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 L Settings: 1/200 sec f/6.9 105mm focal length   Read More »

Venetian Sunset

[Venice, Italy] After a long day losing ourselves in the twists and turns of Venice’s alleys, we headed back to the Grand Canal to catch the last of the day’s rays lighting up the clouds. Photo details – Camera: Canon 60D Lens: Tamron 17-50mm Settings: 1/640 sec f/8.0 24mm focal length   Read More »

Jewel of the Indian Ocean

[Thulhagiri, The Maldives] Our first night in the Maldives, there was a spectacular sunset reminiscent of the northern lights. Photo details – Camera: Canon PowerShot Settings: 1/600 sec f/2.8 7.8mm focal length   Read More »


[Stonehenge, UK] Out in the Wiltshire countryside, what is arguably the world’s most famous stone circle structure continues to draw crowds to its celebrated spot. Truth be told, the structure itself is disappointingly small. You might just find yourself thinking that the greatest mystery of the day is why you had spent hours driving out to this isolated spot to stare at the few remnants of an age-old rock structure. ... Read More »

The Library on the Ceiling

[Prague, Czech Republic] While in Prague, we made it a point to catch a concert every night. It was under this canopy of artistic mastery that we heard songs from Les Misérables and the lot sung in Czech. Painted on the dome of the concert hall, this mural of a library is so intricate you’d want to jump right in and pull out a book or perhaps have a go ... Read More »

Keble Autumn

[Oxford, UK] Crisp autumn leaves in the Keble College quad. Photo details – Camera: Canon PowerShot Settings: 1/1000 sec f/2.8 7.8mm focal length   Read More »

Water Canvas

[Guangzhou, China] The reflection of skyscrapers and the modern world caught in a swirling canvas of a pond of lilies… and the fish swim by as always, oblivious to the shadow of an alien world casted upon their waters. Photo details – Camera: Canon PowerShot Settings: 0.6 sec f/2.8 7.8mm focal length   Read More »

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