David ST Loh: Blog https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog en-us (C) David ST Loh david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:52:00 GMT Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:52:00 GMT https://www.davidstloh.gallery/img/s/v-12/u887164152-o342597911-50.jpg David ST Loh: Blog https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog 104 120 Gliding Lizards castaway https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/9/gliding-lizards-castaway And now we have three. We found the third gliding lizard in the house today from the staghorn fern we recently bought. 

#Draco #simplypenang

#effortlesslycharming

Gliding LizardsFound the third gliding lizard in the house today from the staghorn fern we recently bought. #Draco #simplypenang #effortlesslycharming Gliding LizardsFound the third gliding lizard in the house today from the staghorn fern we recently bought. #Draco #simplypenang #effortlesslycharming Gliding LizardsFound the third gliding lizard in the house today from the staghorn fern we recently bought. #Draco #simplypenang #effortlesslycharming Gliding LizardsFound the third gliding lizard in the house today from the staghorn fern we recently bought. #Draco #simplypenang #effortlesslycharming Gliding LizardsFound the third gliding lizard in the house today from the staghorn fern we recently bought. #Draco #simplypenang #effortlesslycharming Gliding LizardsFound the third gliding lizard in the house today from the staghorn fern we recently bought. #Draco #simplypenang #effortlesslycharming Gliding LizardsFound the third gliding lizard in the house today from the staghorn fern we recently bought. #Draco #simplypenang #effortlesslycharming

 

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) #Draco #effortlesslycharming #simplypenang David ST Loh Images fern Gliding lizard Penang photojournalism reptile staghorn https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/9/gliding-lizards-castaway Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:51:38 GMT
Frandy Beach Bar https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/9/frandy-beach-bar Good morning from Batu Ferringhi, where we finally visited Frandy Beach Bar after hearing about it for so long. First reaction was Wow, why has it taken us so long to come here?  It's tucked at the end of Batu Ferringhi, has ample carparks, and you get to dine by the beach. Food is good and the view of the sunset was amazing. https://goo.gl/maps/156gUGXFJkchYinr8

Penangites, we are so blessed. May you always have all the sundowners you want. Cheers.

Frandy Beach BarWe finally visited Frandy Beach Bar at Batu Ferringhi after hearing it for so long. First reaction was Wow, why has it taken us so long to come here? It's tucked at the end of Batu Ferringhi has ample carparks, and you get to dine by the beach. Food is good and the view of the sunset was amazing. https://goo.gl/maps/156gUGXFJkchYinr8 Frandy Beach BarWe finally visited Frandy Beach Bar at Batu Ferringhi after hearing it for so long. First reaction was Wow, why has it taken us so long to come here? It's tucked at the end of Batu Ferringhi has ample carparks, and you get to dine by the beach. Food is good and the view of the sunset was amazing. https://goo.gl/maps/156gUGXFJkchYinr8 Frandy Beach BarWe finally visited Frandy Beach Bar at Batu Ferringhi after hearing it for so long. First reaction was Wow, why has it taken us so long to come here? It's tucked at the end of Batu Ferringhi has ample carparks, and you get to dine by the beach. Food is good and the view of the sunset was amazing. https://goo.gl/maps/156gUGXFJkchYinr8 Frandy Beach BarWe finally visited Frandy Beach Bar at Batu Ferringhi after hearing it for so long. First reaction was Wow, why has it taken us so long to come here? It's tucked at the end of Batu Ferringhi has ample carparks, and you get to dine by the beach. Food is good and the view of the sunset was amazing. https://goo.gl/maps/156gUGXFJkchYinr8 Frandy Beach BarWe finally visited Frandy Beach Bar at Batu Ferringhi after hearing it for so long. First reaction was Wow, why has it taken us so long to come here? It's tucked at the end of Batu Ferringhi has ample carparks, and you get to dine by the beach. Food is good and the view of the sunset was amazing. https://goo.gl/maps/156gUGXFJkchYinr8 Frandy Beach BarWe finally visited Frandy Beach Bar at Batu Ferringhi after hearing it for so long. First reaction was Wow, why has it taken us so long to come here? It's tucked at the end of Batu Ferringhi has ample carparks, and you get to dine by the beach. Food is good and the view of the sunset was amazing. https://goo.gl/maps/156gUGXFJkchYinr8 Frandy Beach BarWe finally visited Frandy Beach Bar at Batu Ferringhi after hearing it for so long. First reaction was Wow, why has it taken us so long to come here? It's tucked at the end of Batu Ferringhi has ample carparks, and you get to dine by the beach. Food is good and the view of the sunset was amazing. https://goo.gl/maps/156gUGXFJkchYinr8

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) Batu Ferringhi Beach David ST Loh Images dining Frandy Beach Bar Penang Sundowner wine https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/9/frandy-beach-bar Tue, 01 Sep 2020 23:23:57 GMT
Twilight in George Town https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/twilight-in-george-town Good morning from Tg Tokong, Penang where we had some dramatic colours and experiences this week. There are nice little corners in Penang where you can go to view these lovely sunsets, Bora Bora in Tg Tokong and  Miami Bay are some of them. 

 

Sunrise, sunset, twilight, dawn, dusk, amazing colours, David st Loh, Davidstlohimages, DavidSTLohgalleryTwilight in George TownTg Tokong, Penang - we had some dramatic colours and experiences this week. There are nice little corners in Penang where you can go to view these lovely sunsets, Bora Bora in Tg Tokong and Miami Bay are some of them. Sunrise, sunset, twilight, dawn, dusk, amazing colours, David st Loh, Davidstlohimages, DavidSTLohgalleryTwilight in George TownTg Tokong, Penang - we had some dramatic colours and experiences this week. There are nice little corners in Penang where you can go to view these lovely sunsets, Bora Bora in Tg Tokong and Miami Bay are some of them. Sunrise, sunset, twilight, dawn, dusk, amazing colours, David st Loh, Davidstlohimages, DavidSTLohgalleryTwilight in George TownTg Tokong, Penang - we had some dramatic colours and experiences this week. There are nice little corners in Penang where you can go to view these lovely sunsets, Bora Bora in Tg Tokong and Miami Bay are some of them. Sunrise, sunset, twilight, dawn, dusk, amazing colours, David st Loh, Davidstlohimages, DavidSTLohgalleryTwilight in George TownTg Tokong, Penang - we had some dramatic colours and experiences this week. There are nice little corners in Penang where you can go to view these lovely sunsets, Bora Bora in Tg Tokong and Miami Bay are some of them. Sunrise, sunset, twilight, dawn, dusk, amazing colours, David st Loh, Davidstlohimages, DavidSTLohgalleryTwilight in George TownTg Tokong, Penang - we had some dramatic colours and experiences this week. There are nice little corners in Penang where you can go to view these lovely sunsets, Bora Bora in Tg Tokong and Miami Bay are some of them. Sunrise, sunset, twilight, dawn, dusk, amazing colours, David st Loh, Davidstlohimages, DavidSTLohgalleryTwilight in George TownTg Tokong, Penang - we had some dramatic colours and experiences this week. There are nice little corners in Penang where you can go to view these lovely sunsets, Bora Bora in Tg Tokong and Miami Bay are some of them. Sunrise, sunset, twilight, dawn, dusk, amazing colours, David st Loh, Davidstlohimages, DavidSTLohgalleryTwilight in George TownTg Tokong, Penang - we had some dramatic colours and experiences this week. There are nice little corners in Penang where you can go to view these lovely sunsets, Bora Bora in Tg Tokong and Miami Bay are some of them.

 



 

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) and Bay Bora colours corners David ST Loh Gallery David ST Loh Images dramatic George Town in little lovely Miami Penang photojournalism sunsets Tanjung Tg Tokong https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/twilight-in-george-town Sat, 29 Aug 2020 00:39:23 GMT
Talk for Rotary Club of George Town https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/talk-for-rotary-club-of-george-town  I shared with the good people from Rotary Club of George Town, how beautiful our beloved Penang is. We are so happy that the talk, one of many that we have had, went very well. How can one tell? No one went to the toilet in the 45mins talk. 😛

If your group or company is keen for us to speak on our many projects or adventure, let us know. We would love to do it. In the near future, once Penang is in the green zone again, our gallery will be organising workshops, including Wayang Kulit puppet making, Tuak cocktail making etc. Let me know and will keep you informed.  Cheers

 

Rotary Club of George Town with David ST LohI shared with the good people from Rotary Club of George Town, how beautiful our beloved Penang is. Rotary Club of George Town with David ST LohI shared with the good people from Rotary Club of George Town, how beautiful our beloved Penang is. Rotary Club of George Town with David ST LohI shared with the good people from Rotary Club of George Town, how beautiful our beloved Penang is. Rotary Club of George Town with David ST LohI shared with the good people from Rotary Club of George Town, how beautiful our beloved Penang is. Rotary Club of George Town with David ST LohI shared with the good people from Rotary Club of George Town, how beautiful our beloved Penang is.

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) David ST Loh Gallery David ST Loh Images George Town over penang Penang https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/talk-for-rotary-club-of-george-town Tue, 18 Aug 2020 05:41:06 GMT
Master carver Nizam Yahaya @ Balik Pulau https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/master-carver-nizam-yahaya-balik-pulau Good morning from the Craft Incubation centre in Balik Pulau where artists including master woodcarver Nizam Yahaya is based. Nizam, a Penang lang specialises  in making exquisite and intricate keris hilts.  

His work motifs are influenced by natural elements such as native plants and flowers, and he continues to hone his skills under the mentorship of master woodcarver Norhaiza Noordin. Nizam also produces souvenirs and other wood-based products as well as commission work including this lovely "Jebak Puyoh", or Quail's trap.   Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau, Penang.Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau Craft Incubation centre in Penang. #davidstlohgallery #nizamyahaya #masterwoodcarver #balikpulauartincubationcentre #penang Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau, Penang.Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau Craft Incubation centre in Penang. #davidstlohgallery #nizamyahaya #masterwoodcarver #balikpulauartincubationcentre #penang Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau, Penang.Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau Craft Incubation centre in Penang. #davidstlohgallery #nizamyahaya #masterwoodcarver #balikpulauartincubationcentre #penang Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau, Penang.Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau Craft Incubation centre in Penang. #davidstlohgallery #nizamyahaya #masterwoodcarver #balikpulauartincubationcentre #penang Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau, Penang.Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau Craft Incubation centre in Penang. #davidstlohgallery #nizamyahaya #masterwoodcarver #balikpulauartincubationcentre #penang Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau, Penang.Master woodcarver, Nizam Yahaya at Balik Pulau Craft Incubation centre in Penang. #davidstlohgallery #nizamyahaya #masterwoodcarver #balikpulauartincubationcentre #penang

 

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) Craft Incubation centre in Balik Pulau David ST Loh Images keris hilts Master woodcarver Nizam Yahaya Penang photojournalism https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/master-carver-nizam-yahaya-balik-pulau Sat, 15 Aug 2020 02:03:21 GMT
Covering former FinMin Lim Guan Eng claiming trial to graft in Butterworth Court house. https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/covering-former-finmin-lim-guan-eng-claiming-trial-to-graft I am coming to you from Butterworth Court complex in Penang where former Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will be charged by MACC today.

I brought the step ladder so that I don't have to go near the media pack. It was difficult trying to maintain physical distancing.

Covid-19, Butterworth Magistrate Court, Finance Minister, Penang, graft, MACC, anti corruption Former Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in ButterworthFormer Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in Butterworth Covid-19, Butterworth Magistrate Court, Finance Minister, Penang, graft, MACC, anti corruption Former Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in ButterworthFormer Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in Butterworth Covid-19, Butterworth Magistrate Court, Finance Minister, Penang, graft, MACC, anti corruption Former Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in ButterworthFormer Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in Butterworth Covid-19, Butterworth Magistrate Court, Finance Minister, Penang, graft, MACC, anti corruption Former Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in ButterworthFormer Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in Butterworth Covid-19, Butterworth Magistrate Court, Finance Minister, Penang, graft, MACC, anti corruption Former Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in ButterworthFormer Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in Butterworth Covid-19, Butterworth Magistrate Court, Finance Minister, Penang, graft, MACC, anti corruption Former Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in ButterworthFormer Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in Butterworth Covid-19, Butterworth Magistrate Court, Finance Minister, Penang, graft, MACC, anti corruption Former Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in ButterworthFormer Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow during a news conference in Butterworth

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) Agency photographer Court David ST Loh Images Lim Guan Eng Media news wire photojournalism https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/covering-former-finmin-lim-guan-eng-claiming-trial-to-graft Mon, 10 Aug 2020 07:52:35 GMT
Interviewed by Vincent Thian of AP for his private project on Int Malaysian photoJ https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/interviewed-by-vincent-thian-of-ap-for-his-private-project-on-int-malaysian-photoj A pleasant walk down memory lane for me following the release of this interview by Vincent Thian, the current Associated Press Chief Photog in Malaysia.

 

Vincent had recently visited Penang and tracked down a few of us for an interview for this project International Malaysian photojournalists.

 

Portfolio of photojournalist David ST LohA young girl, victim of a fire that destroyed her village in Miri, cries while searching for her destroyed home. Portfolio of photojournalist David ST LohAn Afghan refugee carries his child at the hospital in Pershawar, the Pakistani border town with Afghanistan following September 11 attacks in New York. Portfolio of photojournalist David ST Loh Portfolio of photojournalist David ST Loh Portfolio of photojournalist David ST Loh

 

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) Agency photographer associated Press David ST Loh Images George Town Media news wire photojournalism Reuters https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/interviewed-by-vincent-thian-of-ap-for-his-private-project-on-int-malaysian-photoj Sat, 08 Aug 2020 06:05:39 GMT
Clippings from TMI https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/clippings-from-tmi Here's the link to the stories, images and video that I did for The Malaysian Insight from Aug 2017 to Aug 2019.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/a/16880
 

 

 

 


 

 

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) David ST Loh Images George Town news photojournalism The Malaysian Insight https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/clippings-from-tmi Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:51:59 GMT
Amazing Japan 2020 Gallery exhibition in George Town https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/amazing-japan-2020-gallery-exhibition-in-george-town This beautiful self-funded exhibition is organised and curated by our friend Emi Yamazaki with the involvement of the Pink Hibiscus Club. 

The ever energetic and passionate Emi, famed for organizing the Penang Yosakai festival,  made good use of the former Esprit lot, after it closed due to the pandemic. Emi will be changing the exhibit every 2.5 weeks to encompass all the seasons. Do visit and be wowed.

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) Amazing Japan 2020 Gallery exhibition Emi Yamazaki George Town Japanese culture Kimono obi Pink Hibiscus Club https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/amazing-japan-2020-gallery-exhibition-in-george-town Wed, 05 Aug 2020 01:43:10 GMT
Taiping Zoo https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/taiping-zoo Good morning from Taiping Zoo, where we joined many local tourists for a lovely day out in the zoo guided by our very knowledgeable animal loving intern, Tristen.

I have always wondered why Penang doesnt have a zoo for I personally believed that a well run zoo has its benefits. No we don't need animals confined in small cages, but a good zoos, like the Singapore Zoological garden, serves a great purpose. 

Humans do not protect what they don't love. Zoos are a great place for our children to learn how beautiful and amazing these creatures, big and small are.  Orang Utan @ Taiping ZooKaterin with her new, still unnamed baby. Orang Utan @ Taiping ZooKaterin with her new, still unnamed baby. Orang Utan @ Taiping ZooKaterin with her new, still unnamed baby. Orang Utan @ Taiping ZooKaterin with her new, still unnamed baby. Orang Utan @ Taiping ZooKaterin with her new, still unnamed baby. Orang Utan @ Taiping ZooKaterin with her new, still unnamed baby. Orang Utan @ Taiping ZooKaterin with her new, still unnamed baby. Orang Utan @ Taiping ZooKaterin with her new, still unnamed baby.

 

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) crocodile David ST Loh Gallery David ST Loh Images gibbon Lion Orang Utan Perak Taiping Zoo Zoological https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/8/taiping-zoo Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:26:47 GMT
Fire at the Caledonian Heritage house in Byram Estate https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/7/fire-at-the-caledonian-heritage-house-in-byram-estate The Caledonian Heritage house in Byram Estate in Nibong Tebal in Penang following a fire that ravaged 70% of the building on Sunday. The cause of fire is still under investigation.

Sad to see this grand building, within an 30 acre oil palm plantation, in such a state. I pray we preserve such beautiful heritage buildings for the future but more importantly we also protect and preserve our heritage trees and forest as well. 

Fire at Caledonian Heritage house in Byram Estate Fire at Caledonian Heritage house in Byram Estate Fire at Caledonian Heritage house in Byram Estate Fire at Caledonian Heritage house in Byram Estate Fire at Caledonian Heritage house in Byram Estate Fire at Caledonian Heritage house in Byram Estate Fire at Caledonian Heritage house in Byram Estate

 

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) architecture Caledonia House David ST Loh Gallery David ST Loh Images drone Dronescape fire heritage house Nibong Tebal oil plantation Penang https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/7/fire-at-the-caledonian-heritage-house-in-byram-estate Wed, 29 Jul 2020 00:21:27 GMT
Penang Hill Nature Walk's monthly night walk https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/7/penang-hill-nature-walks-monthly-night-walk Penang Hill, the first and oldest hill resort in South East Asia and one of the iconic tourist destinations of Penang. Richly endowed with mostly untouched virgin tropical rainforest, it is home to a large variety of flora and fauna.

And last night we participated with Penang Hill Nature Walk's (PHNW) monthly night walk and had a whale of a time. If you have not explored the trails at night before, "mai thoo liau". KP and his gang at the PHNW are always eager to share their knowledge and keen, like us, to show you how amazing #ourbeautifulPenang is. 

Penang Hill Nature Walk's monthly night walkThe beautiful view of Pulau Jerejak from Penang Hill. Penang Hill Nature Walk's monthly night walkThe beautiful view of Pulau Jerejak from Penang Hill. Penang Hill Nature Walk's monthly night walkThe beautiful view of Pulau Jerejak from Penang Hill. Penang Hill Nature Walk's monthly night walkThe beautiful view of Pulau Jerejak from Penang Hill. Penang Hill Nature Walk's monthly night walkThe beautiful view of Pulau Jerejak from Penang Hill. Penang Hill Nature Walk's monthly night walkThe beautiful view of Pulau Jerejak from Penang Hill. Penang Hill Nature Walk's monthly night walkThe beautiful view of Pulau Jerejak from Penang Hill. Penang Hill Nature Walk's monthly night walkThe beautiful view of Pulau Jerejak from Penang Hill. Penang Hill Nature Walk's monthly night walkThe beautiful view of Pulau Jerejak from Penang Hill. Penang Hill Nature Walk's monthly night walkThe beautiful view of Pulau Jerejak from Penang Hill.

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) flora and fauna Beautiful Penang Nature Walks Oldest hill resort South East Asia Penang Hill snakes Spiders trilobites bug untouched virgin tropical forest https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2020/7/penang-hill-nature-walks-monthly-night-walk Sun, 26 Jul 2020 00:17:44 GMT
Penang Avatar Secret Garden https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2017/12/penang-avatar-secret-garden
A bioluminescent world by David ST Loh on Exposure

 

One of the easiest picture essays I've done. However, at a lost as to how cover this for video.
I had wanted to show the changing of colours but my Tokina 10-17 with the widest at f3.5, ISO had to be set to 16000 - 20000. Quality was bad.

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) avatar beautiful bioluminescent colourful fictional garden moon pandora penang secret tourists world https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2017/12/penang-avatar-secret-garden Sat, 23 Dec 2017 23:04:31 GMT
Conquering the Dragons with a super wide-angle lens. https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2017/9/conquering-the-dragons-with-a-superwide-angle-lens I love shooting wide. I always believe that by only getting close to your subject will you be able to capture the personality and character of what you are shooting. However, when I was commissioned to cover the award winner American rock band Imagine Dragons, I almost left my favourite super wide-angle lens (Tokina 10-17mm) behind.

As usual, I was trying to pack as light as possible for the quick trip to Bangkok for this exclusive concert held at the poolside of the new Marriott Marquis Queen's Park hotel. I was certain the three regular lenses that I carried (16-35mm/f2.8, 24mm-105/f4 and the 70-200mm/f2.8 and a 1.4x converter), would be enough.

Luckily my Thinktank Shapeshifter bag could take all the gear (two Canon bodies, two strobes, power pack, the three lenses, MBP and external hard disk), and left me space for another lens. Without hesitation I packed the Tokina along. I'm glad I did, for that was almost the only lens I used that night. What do you think? These images were all shot with the Tokina. 

Imagine Dragons lead vocalist Dan Reynolds performs at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkImagine Dragons lead vocalist Dan Reynolds performs at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkRock Band Imagine Dragons performed an exclusive concert at the new Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park hotel, September 8, 2017. Imagine Dragons lead vocalist Dan Reynolds performs at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkImagine Dragons lead vocalist Dan Reynolds performs at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkRock Band Imagine Dragons performed an exclusive concert at the new Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park hotel, September 8, 2017. Imagine Dragons fans scream during their concert at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkImagine Dragons fans scream during their concert at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkRock Band Imagine Dragons performed an exclusive concert at the new Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park hotel, September 8, 2017. Imagine Dragons fans scream during their concert at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkImagine Dragons fans scream during their concert at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkRock Band Imagine Dragons performed an exclusive concert at the new Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park hotel, September 8, 2017. Imagine Dragons lead vocalist Dan Reynolds performs at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkImagine Dragons lead vocalist Dan Reynolds performs at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkRock Band Imagine Dragons performed an exclusive concert at the new Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park hotel, September 8, 2017.
Imagine Dragons has won two American Music Awards for Favorite Alternative Artist, a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance, five Billboard Music Awards, and a World Music Award.

Imagine Dragons pose with a Thai staff at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkImagine Dragons pose with a Thai staff at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's ParkRock Band Imagine Dragons performed an exclusive concert at the new Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park hotel, September 8, 2017. The band consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist and keyboardist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. I only had to use the 16-35mm lens for the meet-and-greet event.

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) american bangkok concert David ST Loh Gallery David ST Loh Images entertainment imagine dragons marriott marquis queen's park rock band thailand https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2017/9/conquering-the-dragons-with-a-superwide-angle-lens Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:24:13 GMT
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in Singapore https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2016/11/sriveeramakaliamman Devotees @ Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple,Devotees participate in a ceremony at the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple at Little India in Singapore.

I am always intrigued by the colourful and vibrant activities that happen regularly at the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in the middle of Little India in Singapore. A good tip, if you are ever going near that area, is to always carry your camera.

This evening was no different. From afar, the ringing of the temple bells attracted me inside. It was a beautiful ceremony. To see more images from this series

The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. According to Wiki, Kali has always been popular in Bengal, the birthplace of the labourers who built this temple in 1881.  

Taken with Fuji XT1 with the Fuji 18mm & Zeiss 12mm.

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) singapore sri veeramakaliamman temple street photography https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2016/11/sriveeramakaliamman Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:52:09 GMT
Skyville @ Dawson https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2016/10/skyville-dawson A big no-no in architectural photography where lines have to be straight, but I think I liked this cartoonish effect of this shot of Skyville @ Dawson taken with a fish-eye lens. The photo does not even look real but more like an illustration. Using a Tokina 10-17mm lens, this image was shot during the blue hour from the top floor of Block 80 Strathmore Ave. As there was only a small 1.4 meter opening from the block opposite, overlooking Skyville, one could not get an exact frontal shot. 

Singapore is famous for its amazing public housing, better known as HDB or The Housing & Development Board, where many can fetch up to a million dollars.  The HDB is generally credited with clearing the squatters and slums of the 1960s and resettling residents into low-cost state-built housing. Today, as many as 82% of Singaporeans live in public housing provided by the board.

 

Skyville @ DawsonSkyville @ DawsonSkyville @ Dawson, designed by award-winning local firm Woha and commissioned by the Housing and Development Board (HDB), consists of 960 homes. This build-to-order project is the new generation of Singapore's public housing that emphasizes greenery and good living.

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) Davidstloh Elaton HDB Photography Singapore https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2016/10/skyville-dawson Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:15:30 GMT
Gerhana Matahari Total ( Total Solar Eclipse) in Balikpapan, West Kalimantan https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2016/3/gerhana-matahari-total-total-solar-eclipse-in-balikpapan-west-kalimantan This was the second time that I shot a total solar eclipse. The first was over 11 years ago in Kudat, in the Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah. The year was 1995 and we were still shooting films.

Viewing a total eclipse is one of the  most awe-inspiring experience in one's life. 

 

Almost TotalityThe moon crosses the path of the sun just seconds before totality during a total solar eclipse in Balikpapan.

Totality at Balikpapan was only 53 seconds. That didn't gave me much time to switch the solar filter off and and to re-adjust the exposure. I went from 1/125sec F8 1000 ASA with the solar filer to 1/160 sec f20 400 ASA at totality.  Halfway totality, I began to doubt my exposure, not sure if I had underexposed it to much. With out much thinking, I decided to open up the aperture to f8 and continue shooting. Alas I forgot that at f8, I will not be able to get the flare for the diamond ring image. 

Ah such is life. No regrets. Another time. 

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) balikpapan exposure filter moon solar eclipse sun totality https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2016/3/gerhana-matahari-total-total-solar-eclipse-in-balikpapan-west-kalimantan Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:10:21 GMT
Close encounter with a Mola Mola https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2016/3/close-encounter-with-a-mola-mola The eyesight of the Mola-mola, aka Sunfish, must be pretty bad as this giant of a fish came barreling straight at me, causing me to take evasive action during a dive at Crystal Bay, in Lembongan. The video, taken by my dive buddy Charles Ang in 2011 off the Indonesian resort island of Bali, shows the moment I had to swim away to avoid being hit by the giant fish. However, it still struck me with its dorsal fin. On second thought, if I had not avoided the fish, I would probably be hugging its huge bony face. Now, that would be a much nicer video. 

 

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) Bali accident at sea bony lembongan mola-mola scuba diving sunfish https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2016/3/close-encounter-with-a-mola-mola Fri, 04 Mar 2016 06:29:28 GMT
Raja Ampat's wobbegong sharks https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2015/4/raja-ampat-wobbegong The sighting of the wobbegong sharks of Raja Ampat was among the highlights of our dive trip. It was a pleasant surprise to have so many encounters with them. In this trip, we saw the sharks five times in six days.  Unlike others,  the wobbegong shark, a species of the carpet sharks, wasn't shy, but allows divers to approach them. Their behaviour reminds me of our friend's docile cat.   

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david.loh@elaton.asia (David ST Loh) Raja Ampat Scuba Wobbegong carpet shark diving https://www.davidstloh.gallery/blog/2015/4/raja-ampat-wobbegong Fri, 03 Apr 2015 10:37:08 GMT