My answer to a colleague's challenge for this old dog (that's me) to blog. I hope I've proven that 'every old dog could do a good blog'.
11 June 2005
Photography - One Of My Hobbies
I have been taking pictures since I was a teenager back in the 1970s. I used my father's antique camera (I think the brand was Agfa). It had a retractable lens that could be kept within the camera body. The lens was mounted on an accordion-like contraption that made retraction possible. Last year, I bought a Panasonic FZ-20 digital camera for a holiday trip to Shanghai with my family. Though it was not the first digital camera I owned, it was one of the most expensive. I paid close to S$1000 for it. As professional photographers would tell you, this price is actually 'peanuts' to them. But it's okay for me because my standard is nowhere near that of a professional photographer. I recently took a photo of the skyline of the central business district (CBD) of sunny Singapore so that people who have not seen my country will have an idea on how it looks like. This skyline is very different from that in the 1970s. There were not so many skyscrapers then. The tallest building then was Asia Insurance Building which was just 18 storeys high. Now we have several buildings in the CBD that are more than 40 storeys high. It just shows how fast Singapore has developed over last few decades. You can see more of my photos taken last Christmas in Orchard Road (Singapore's main shopping district) at the following URL: