Friday, November 30, 2012

Evening Sky

I was on the way out to grab something to bite, and I chanced from the corridor of my place, a beautiful sight which stopped me dead on my tracks. The sky was striking orange, with layers of dark clouds threatening rain. Against the sky there was almost completed building construction, with tower cranes, as seen to my naked eyes as only silhouettes. The tower cranes were still operating, turning around. It was a magnificent sight. 

I ran back to my room and grabbed the Olympus E-5 and attached 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 (non-swd) onto it. I took just a few shots before the sky became dull and the dark clouds took over the majority of the scene. 

That 50-200mm !! How I missed using it. What a magnificent lens it was. 

As I looked into the dying sky (strange suddenly I did not feel that hungry anymore) a few thoughts came into mind. How we civil engineers build concrete jungles and destroy whatever that is left of the natural greens. How belief and faith in people can change so much, just because perception of reality has been shifted due to real life circumstances. How honesty may not necessarily make things better, and most people prefer the buttery sugary coating of lies to keep them safe in the dark. How truth can be so effortlessly twisted and turned into whatever version of stories to fit into personal agenda, or reasoning. How human nature favors blame, hatred and war. 

Or maybe I have been reading too much of Yann Martel's Life of Pi. The movie was great by the way !! Make sure you catch it in 3D !! (and Jason Lioh will say please watch it in IMAX)


  1. Lovely shot! I just love the compression effect and the dramatic tone of the skies. In fact, just last week I did about the same with my (old, of course) beloved 70-210mm F4 Nikkor. Complete with the cranes and buildings and spectacular sky. Synchronicity?

    As for honesty, suffice to say: mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur -- the world wants to be deceived, so let them be deceived.

    Its the little good things in life that make it worth living. Observing the world and its wicked ways and people only makes one depressed. Better to focus on the (nevertheless still abundant!) beauty - as you do with your great shots!

    1. Thanks Andre !!
      I shall take up your advice, let those who wants to be deceived, so let them be deceived.

  2. This is one very nice photo...great you have the camera close to you that time : )
    Human and destruction...haha,it is always some how related

    1. Having a camera closeby is very important !

  3. What a strange and beautiful photo. Congrats Robin!

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