About

I don’t shoot half of my photos half as well as I should like; and I like more than half of them half as well as they deserve. – A drunken hobbit.

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I bought my first DSLR in January 2009, and have not looked back since. I have moved on to a full frame camera, and have the assorted backaches to show for it. My favorite subjects are typically landscapes, architecture and close-ups- basically well-behaved things that won’t develop the tendency to give me the middle finger (Charlie Chaplin mime, Rome, don’t ask). My job keeps me chained indoor most of the times, where I tap on the keyboard all day and work on developing the fairest complexion known to humankind. Since I don’t get go on photo trips and experiment as much as I would like to, this blog has evolved from lofty aspirations into a travelogue of sorts.

I hope you enjoy your visit here. Don’t forget to drop a note and say hi!

Wenjie.
About the image: A silhouette of the skyline of Singapore (where I hail), against a dramatic sunset.

My Gear

Canon 450D
Canon 6D
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD (go on – try saying it in one breath)

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  1. I am just saying ‘hi’ because I have subscribed to your blog! I love pictures, I am not so good at taking them though! Anyway I look forward to reading your posts and looking at your photos x

  2. Hello – I saw your site advertised on the freshly pressed page and I am interested in the photography you do. I am based in fashion and I have added myself as a follower to your blog. My blog is; stitchmode.wordpress.com πŸ™‚

  3. Hi! I really enjoy reading your looking at, and reading your posts. Absolutely amazing photos! I especially like that you write about your subjects too (especially about the architecture), and not just caption them. Hoping for more. ^^

  4. helloo..I enjoy all the images that you create.taking a different angle,produce impressive images.but i want to display data such as images that you create.like Aperture,Focal Length,ISO,Shutter,Camera.how to make it??

  5. I really love the design of your page. The photo is the center piece of the site, especially when you open up the page. Great shots. It is a bit hard to move from one image to the next, you have to scroll down before moving to the next image.

    • Yeah can’t take credit for that. It’s all wordpress. And I believe you can click on the left and right of the image itself to go forward and backward. At least it works on my browser. Give it a shot!

  6. I just followed your blog and I was very tempted to nominate you for The Lovely Blog Award and so I did! πŸ™‚

    Amazing photography.. \m/

    • Oh I’m Singaporean through and through, this blog just captures my travel photos. I’m Chinese by race, but English is our first language over here πŸ™‚ Haven’t been to U.S, hence the lack of photos. New York, San Francisco, Alaska… some day πŸ™‚

  7. Hello fellow blogger,

    I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Andrea (http://adventurousandrea.com). Well, now, I nominate you!

    The Rules:
    1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
    2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
    3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
    4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post. Go to their page and tell them.
    5. No tag backs.

  8. Hello Zhang. The comment you posted along with The Deep Blue…the landscape listens…the shadows hold their breath is amazing. Is it original? If it is…it resonated with me immediately. And… this is an entirely different question…I am planning to spend a week in Singapore in December. Would you recommend the CBD for a hotel or some other area? I would be delighted to hear what you think.

    • Hi there- the title of my blog comes from an Emily Dickinson poem by the same name. It is a pretty dark poem however, so the words you see on top of the blog are not a good representation.

      Where you stay in Singapore depends on what you like. If you prefer modern luxuries and shopping, the Orchard, Marina Bay or Marina Bay Sands will do nicely. The Cityhall area in particular, has a good range of hotels for most budgets. If you prefer to see heritage sites, then Chinatown or Tanjong Pagar will do the trick. For the resort feel, sentosa has several good options, though they are harder to reach. I would avoid the central CBD area Raffles Place- not much to do there!

      • Thank you very much indeed Zhang. I checked up on the title of your blog…but it was those words…the landscape listens. Were they also from Emily Dickinson? Your information on Singapore is very useful indeed and will help in making an informed choice. I suspect you are not just a photographer as your website suggests that you are creative, informed and like to dabble with words. That’s a pretty good combination. Once again…many thanks. Vincent Gilvarry.

      • Yes they are, from the same poem:

        An imperial affliction
        Sent us of the Air–
        When it comes, the Landscape listens–
        Shadows–hold their breath–
        When it goes, ’tis like the Distance
        On the look of Death–

        Not the most cheerful like I said! πŸ™‚ I’m actually working in the IT industry. Hope you have a great trip!!

  9. Hi!
    You have a great blog and you’re an amazing photographer.
    Your pictures are just….brilliant.
    I wish one day to be half as good as you :).
    Brilliant
    Danni

  10. Stopping by to say Hi not just because you asked but I am blown away by your pics and how well the Noir ones are….I had goose bumps seeing those black and white pics more than I could have seeing any color pic.
    Hope i’ll many things being here and following your blog……..
    Finally Awesome place to stare at the pics……

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  12. your pics are gorgeous. I was wondering whether you would be keen in releasing one of your images for us in aa website. Hope to hear from you soon!

  13. I love the bright colors and action that you capture in your photos. They’re alive with color! I’ll be visiting your blog often for good energy and enjoyment. As a newbie blogger and photographer, I have much to learn.

  14. Hi!
    And greetings from a far-far away Canada!
    Is there a way to get in contact with you via e-mail? I’d like to ask you some questions concerning this photographic art…

    My best,
    Cat

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  16. Wow, amazing blog!! Your photos are so purposeful, I can’t stop scrolling through! I love your blog layout and color too – the background is simple and elegant which allows the photos to really pop. Keep up the good work!

  17. I looked through you China and Close Up pictures – very, very good. I have subscribed so I can keep up with more of your great work. If you get a chance, stop by my blog (atrivialmindatwork.com) anytime. Comments and critiques are always appreciated.
    My first quick look at your Singapore skyline on the About page struck me as somewhat like Stonehenge!

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  19. Everything requires at least one Lord of the Rings quote to catch my attention, but then you went above and beyond and just happened to have the most magical photography I have seen in a long time. Love the colours. Seriously. Inspired.

    • This blog started on a whimsy and what seems half a lifetime ago, when I was half broke, worry free and could read tomes of fantasy novels days on end. Sometimes I’m amazed I’ve kept it going for as long as I have. So thank you for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  20. Your photography is really beautiful! I’ve just started following you and look forward to further images. I dabble in photography, too, but am still learning and think I could learn a thing or two from you.

    • Hey there. To be honest- I don’t really know either! I got on freshly pressed ages ago, and that helped a lot. If I have to say, it will be to go out there and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, and just do what you do well πŸ™‚

  21. Hey there,
    Loved your interior pic of the Mitchell Library in Sydney. Wondering if I could use it on our website for an article on State Library of NSW?
    Let me know
    Cheers
    Becky

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