pen araneae

pen araneae

Lives in Singapore Singapore
Joined on Nov 21, 2009

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Hi Ruth,
This derives from a picture of an access ramp taken at the outdoor bar of the Lime Restaurant at Parkroyal on Pickering in Singapore. I duplicated the picture, flipped it and stitched the two together. Then I flipped the image upside down to obtain this panorama. Finally I push the contrast. Glad you like it.
Pen

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 02:58 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

It looks like an unspoilt paradise indeed. Where can this be?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 00:38 UTC as 5th comment
On SAND SCULPTURE in the B&W Landscape challenge (6 comments in total)

Simply beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 11:15 UTC as 2nd comment
On Arch Lightning in the Natural Rock Formations challenge (19 comments in total)

Talking about capturing the moment. I can't think of an instance better than this. Perfect and thank you for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 06:00 UTC as 11th comment
On Capsicum annuum in the One Chilli Pepper challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

barb_s: I thought this was the most beautiful of all entries. i love the detail and think the wood you selected really made this pop. It's great kitchen art!

Thank you very much for appreciating it. Indeed the wood and the position of the pepper was carefully considered. The biggest challenge was how to use natural light from the window without creating blown-out highlight. I still have much to improve in this regard. I must re-examine Edward Weston's Pepper #30.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 13:33 UTC

Wow, exhilarating cornucopia of mini-sized maple leaves.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 00:20 UTC as 1st comment

This photo caught my attention at first glance. The tiny hair make the plant look exotic and alien, and the photo look like a drawing. May I also say the lens is exotic too. 90mm at f2! You must have pay a handsome sum for it :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 00:16 UTC as 3rd comment

Lovely with great details, with an exquisite combination of symmetry, randomness, colors and patterns.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 00:10 UTC as 2nd comment

Congratulations, this is my favorite. Beautiful colors and shades. Just curious about the camera and lens combination. I think the 45mm 1.8 could be mistaken for the 50mm f2.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 00:08 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On One Chilli Pepper challenge (6 comments in total)

A challenging challenge indeed. Question, is black and white photo acceptable? Clarification, I am not clear about what "white and similar backgrounds" means. For example if the pepper is sitting on a rather plain looking wooden chopping board or a table cloth would that be acceptable?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 03:09 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

Amazing details at f22. Would it be possible to display the focal length of the lens used as well?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 07:14 UTC as 5th comment

Wow, I have never thought millipede could be beautiful until I see this well deserving winner. Congrats.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 02:36 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Delicate Beauty in the Luminous Beings Are We challenge (11 comments in total)

Fantastic photo with creative lighting. Congratulations for a well deserved winner.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 02:03 UTC as 9th comment
On Neogea nocticolor in the Spider Webs challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you Mick, indeed the the stitching (stabilimentum) may mean something. Perhaps it mean danger, keep out to friends and to potential prey it means come in please :).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 00:31 UTC as 1st comment
On A Theridiid's Web in the Spider Webs challenge (4 comments in total)

Thank you for your comments and kind words. In particular, thank you babalu for noticing the meaning of my alias. Indeed, I use this alias because of my interest in spiders. According to taxonomists orb-web spiders belong to the family Araneidae. Together with other spider families they form the order Araneida. Very confusing :).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 00:27 UTC as 1st comment
On Athens in the City of Athens – Greece challenge (13 comments in total)

Fantastic. This is a winner of winners! The light beams are marvellously captured.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 10:03 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

I second that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 12:07 UTC as 1st comment
On 2013 Rocky Mountain Air Show in the Airshow challenge (1 comment in total)

My favourite, dramatic and atmospheric.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 02:30 UTC as 1st comment
On Red cloth in the Textures: Cloth challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful pattern and I love the deep and rich hue. Congrats.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 02:26 UTC as 1st comment

I love this colourful photo of a village square under blue sky. However, upon close inspection I find the two persons behind the window look like dolls. Is this a studio shot of a miniature model of the real village square? Whatever it is, the photo is very skilfully down.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 01:52 UTC as 1st comment
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