Week 40: A Stranger

I was passing by in a bus in Rangoon, Burma (or Yangon, Myanmar), and this young stranger was riding atop a truck. I got off one click. Not a good photo technically, but I liked his relaxed pose and the way the foliage along the street created a nice foreground.

Young Man in Repose

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Week 39: Zig Zag

The bold organic quality of palm fronds always beckons my camera. These fronds from Singapore have a zig zag edge that I recognized after I was editing my trip photos. Mother Nature answered the Zig Zag challenge!

Palm Fronds Abstract

Week 38: I Found This

I found this beautiful palm on the grounds of the Shangri-La Hotel where we stayed in Singapore. I had never seen a palm with a red crownshaft, and was quite taken with it. I researched it and learned it is a rare and exotic Lipstick Palm Tree. Tricky to grow, the sealing wax palm needs high humidity, a lot of water and is not tolerant of drought or wind. It is considered a collectors palm and one of the most beautiful and sought-after palms in the world. Singapore’s monsoon and equatorial environment make it perfect for this pretty palm. I would be happy to wear this shade of red lipstick. Isn’t it a beautiful shade of red?

Lipstick Palm

Week 37: Fireworks

At Singapore’s fantasyland Gardens by the Bay, a light show lights up the sky every night to the delight of visitors. I know better than to try to shoot lights at night without a tripod, but the temptation is just too strong to resist, so I shot anyway. I did manage to get a couple of images worth saving, but most of them looked like this, reminding me of fireworks. Fake Fireworks. It’s Fake News, folks.

Fake Fireworks