Monday, August 13, 2012

escapades of a local sightseer #1: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens
7th August 2012

I had a half day at work, so I've decided to visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens during the later part of the day.

For those who would want to visit the Gardens, I would suggest you to do it on a weekday as there'll be relatively less people around. On the other hand, weekends would be alright too, but expect greater number of visitors and your 35mm frames, being populated by strangers.


  1. So lovely! There is a botanical garden in my city as well, although it might not be as lush as this one.
    I think visiting during the weekdays is perfect.
    I'm not a big fan of crowds, and visiting a garden with less people around gives it a more tranquil atmosphere.
    Thank you for your input about the Yashica!
    I've never been too keen about trying a Nikon or a Canon, but a lot of people say I should..
    What I really want is an Olumpus, something from the om series.
    I see you used a Pentax for these photos. What do you think about it?
    I always here good things about Pentax cameras.

    1. Thanks Rina:). It would be nice to visit different gardens in other cities. You're welcome. Ah! the OM series. They do look pretty! hmm just that the 'shutter dial' being in front of the camera doesn't really work for me. I don't know, maybe I'm just not used to it. As for the Pentax...well, I do like the feel of it. The only thing I don't really like about it is its microprism focusing screen (if that's how you call it). You will need a a serious pair of eyes with this. I was more used to the horizontal and diagonal split-prism focusing screen of my Yashicas (easier to focus). Another is the size of the viewfinder. It has a smaller viewfinder compared the my Yashicas (say, 20%-30% smaller?). Other than that, it's a pretty nice camera, built like a brick! Simple and mechanical. Don't think I would need any other thing more complex.

  2. Nice photos! I especially like how you captured those two swans.