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Sapphire Dreams || The Exquisite Marina Bay, Singapore

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My trip to Singapore was a complete success on many levels. Not only was I able to capture some beautiful imagery while enjoying the spectacular iLight Event, but I also made some great new friends and contacts in the process. When you combine the compelling beauty of Singapore with the openness towards photography you get a very special city. As a traveler, I’m often forbidden from shooting areas with a tripod but Singapore seems to welcome it. It’s an absolute pleasure to walk the perimeter of Marina Bay and find dozens of photographers shooting with tripods and enjoying the fantastic spectacle of light.

 

Thank you to everyone for making me feel so at home in Singapore and a very special thank you to my friend Edward Adios for making all this happen. I’m already looking forward to my next visit in June. :)

 

Getting the hang of the new mobile lifestyle.

 

On another note, I can’t tell you how happy I am to be editing photos again. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of events compounded by an overwhelming sense of freedom mixed with obligation. Managing a 100% on the road lifestyle with full time blogging, shooting, and photo processing is a tricky operation and the last few weeks have been a real wake up call for me. I learned a lot about time management vs time enjoyment and I’m discovering that living life must always come first. So while I feel like I’m relearning how to balance my life, I’m relishing in the simple pleasure of creating something beautiful.

 

And just as my life has been a collection of experiences that have led me to where I am today, this photo shares an important similarity. It’s a culmination of many techniques that I’ve learned over the years combined together to create something I call: Advanced Dynamic Blending. This photo is a great example because in essence, what you’re seeing is a single image that blends a dynamic 2 hours of time.

 

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Taken on March 26, 2012