MyPictureDay at the "Light to Night Festival"

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It's now weekend and this means... #mypictureday!

So right now, this is my 3rd week of joining @timsaid's MyPictureDay contest, and it's my 3rd consecutive submission also. Wow! I consider this a milestone for me because I never endure this far on any of the contests that I have joined. Probably, the reason is because I'm enthusiastic about photography and also that this contest is really cool!

Early this week, I was thinking on the idea of going to photograph the classic buildings here in Singapore. It was for a simple reason that I had been featuring modern buildings on my previous post. So, while researching about the classic buildings that are great to look at, I found an ad about the Light to Night Festival that will take place at the National Gallery Singapore!

And that gave me the thought to go for this one. I also thought that a photo of a classic building might bore some of you. And since it was mentioned on the ad that it's a "festival", that sounds fun to me!

It's a good thing that the weather is on my side, yesterday the bad weather gave way and it was perfect for my photo day. So, compared to my previous #mypictureday, there will be no disaster story to tell this time :D

Let start viewing the photos with this...

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The event turned out to be very popular, guys and gals of all ages are crowding into the open area in front of the National Gallery. I can't even setup the shot that I wanted since most of the spots are occupied by campers. It seems that they are waiting for something.

For me, while waiting for it. I managed to go out from the crowd and scout some of the photography spots around the area. Let me show you...

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The Former Attorney General Chambers building

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Main Entrance of the National Gallery

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Singapore Cricket club on near view while Marina Bay Sands at the far view

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One of the entrances of the National Gallery

Along the street, in front of the National Gallery, there are cool vans that are parked along side of it. If you are enthusiastic about the classic Volkswagen vans, then these photos are for you :-)

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I must say, the quirky look comes from those lights wrapped around the Vans. It's a big hit! A lot are taking pics with it. I can't even wait for my turn, they don't clear the area and so I just happily took the shots.

Now, let's get to the food stalls and shops that was setup last night. These shops were at the open-field beside where the campers are. In here, I found some awesome stuff and food! I never get to try all of it though, there was a long queue on almost every shops. I had no patience for it and so I just took photos and show it to you...

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entrance going to the shops / food stalls ~ free! :-)

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Now, some of you might not be able to relate to the next photos, especially the young millennials hehe. It's about ARCADE GAMES!

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It's not a surprise that moms & dads are the one playing while the kids are watching :D

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Another good thing about this festival is that while you are waiting for the main event, their is a live performance, an acoustic singer. Well, this set the mood for chills and made the booze keep flowing.

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And for the main event for this evening, I learned that they installed some light projectors and will turn the facade into a vibrant light show. That's why the crowd gathered and the picnic ground to watch this light show.

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So, its a mash of classic and modern after all. I guess we have to get everyone to be interested to this event, right? What do you think of this night I had? For me, I really enjoyed it. At first I thought it might bore you but I hope not.

I hope you had a good time last night as well.

Have a great weekend everyone!


All photos were shot and edited by me [ @funtraveller ] using Sony RX1R + 35mm lens

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All photos are awesome. I really like your street photography, especially with the long exposure makes it even more amazing. Keep it up, buddy! :)

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Thanks a lot buddy! Really appreciate your feedback. I do enjoy shooting in long exposure, it gives the photo a different mood. Cheers!

Bro, nice weekend you had there. The weather nowadays for Malaysia and Singapore are great for outdoor events.

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yeah! it's been better compared to previous weeks. my previous weekends are worst, every time I go out for pics, it always rain. hehe... great to hear good news from Malaysia, hopefully it will keep it that way :-)

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haha lucky you :) this week was a good one then.

nice stuff. What lense are you using? Love the red bus.

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Thanks man! its 35mm lens on a sony rx1r :-)

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Checked out the cam. first time Im seeing this one. A little beast, hm?!

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Thats crazy, full frame in such a small package.

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Yeah! Thats the feature that got me to buy it 3yrs ago. It was first of its kind, during that time.

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I thought the same

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little beast, yeah! been using for about 3 yrs now.

I really like these photos. I've been trying to get some night shots like these. What time did you take the first photo at?

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Glad you like the photos. The first shot was at around 7pm. I wasn't paying attention on the time but i believe its around that time. Hehe

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I think I might try someof techniques this week. Thank you

Nice picture

nice photos

Wow! Wish I could take pictures like you do! But I only use my iphone Lol! Followed and upvoted sir! Keep posting!

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Thanks a lot @mahotcarmz really appreciate your kind comment :-)

Stunning photographs men and addicted of photograph too.
Followed.

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yeah! photography is an awesome hobby, great way to past time, hehe. thanks @princepr!

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Anytime men.
Have a nice day,bye see you soon.

these pictures are grate, i like youre Photography

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Thanks @mad-house! Really appreciate your feedback :-)

i absolutely love this post! Thx for sharing :)

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Thanks! :-) im glad about that.

Beautiful Photography!! I love it! ♥

wow!!an eye-opening view of one of most beautiful places in the world...thanks for sharing such a wonderful work

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Thanks! Im glad you like my pics :-)

It is great illumunated and colourful night. I think nobody sleep early ?

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Thanks @chorock! i think so too, the crowd are still there when i left the place.

Wow! Fantastic shots!
Upvote & Following!

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Thanks! Glad you like it (^-^)

Gorgeous, high quality pictures! Thank you for sharing your gifts~

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Thanks a lot @thebeautifulways! Really appreaciate your comment. Have a great day! :-)

Congratulations on getting 2nd place!

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Thanks buddy! Congrats for winning as well :-)

Your a rockstar dude. Great photos with an awesome subject. These are stunning. You are right about this contest being cool. It is fun and awesome to learn from others like you.

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Thanks a lot! coming that from you it's such an honour. By the way, awesome submission as well, i really love the landscape shots. I have to envy you for those locations, I don't see that here where I'm at. Well All the best for the both of us.

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Funny how that works, I was envious of that park with man made trees.

Your photos are amazing!
A Poffertjes truck in Singapore? I definitely like this festival.

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Thanks a lot @camillagomes! My first time to see it here, it could become famous - there is a long qeue ~ soon there will be more of it on the street, hehe. Yes it was fun, and free ~ it couldn't get any better. Have a good night :-)

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