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TIA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Professional Night-time, Cityscape & Aerial Photography. Currently in market for full-time employment in Commercial Photography. ๐ŸŒHQ: SEATTLE๐ŸŒŽ

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"Symbol of the City" The Merlion is the icon and emblem of the city and nation of Singapore. It would be folly to overlook the subject of the symbol that is, essentially, the personification of Singapore. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ The Merlion is a mythical creature that appears to have the head of a lion and the body of a fish. It was designed and created as a logo for the Singapore Tourism Board back in the late 1960s. - ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Like the majority of sculptures and statues in Singapore, there is historical significance and meaning behind the Merlion. Before the British arrived, Singapore was a small fishing village, referred to by the Indonesians (specifically, the Javanese) as "Temasek", or "sea town". In many languages, another word for the sea is "mer". - ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ In Malay, one of the four official languages of Singapore, we know that the term "Singapore" means "The Lion City". The tourism board combined the two definitions and developed the "Merlion". It is not to be confused with the very real, non-mythical animal, the sea lion, a cousin of the seal. - ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ In this image, at Merlion Park in downtown, you can see the Merlion watching over Marina Bay early in the morning, with a fountain jet built into its jaws. At nearly 9 meters (30 feet) in height, the statue is one of the most visited attractions in Singapore. On the other side of Marina Bay lies the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Resort, Casino, SkyPark, and Shopping Mall (yes, that ENTIRE complex is all these things!), adjacent to the lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum. It's hard to believe none of these buildings existed 15 years ago. - ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ #singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ #singapura #singaporean #singaporelife #cityph0t0graphy #igerssingapore #igsingapore #visitsingapore #singapore #singaporeairlines #singaporetrip #citiesoftheworld #citylimitless #ig_singapore #singaporeskyline #singaporeinsta #singaporeig #singaporeblogger #marinabay #citygrammers #citygram #cityisland #urbanjunglebloggers #merlion #merlionpark #bnwcity #marinabaysands #symbolism #merlionsingapore #singaporecity
๐ŸŽ›๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸพClub Singapore!๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ› -- ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ This image was taken on my last evening in Singapore and, given all the club anthems and remixes I was listening to at the time, I came up with the title that you see above. With all its dazzling and sparkling lights combined with the thumping beats and rhythms pulsating through my brain at the time, it really did feel like the city was one gigantic dance club. Singapore is renowned for exactly this, by the way -- posh nightclubs, discotheques, talented DJs -- in addition to the delicious cuisine and immaculate streets. I will opine from one fun experience that this is very, very true! - #singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ #singapura #singaporean #singaporelife #cityph0t0graphy #cityscapes_unlimited #igerssingapore #igsingapore #visitsingapore #singapore #singaporeairlines #singaporetrip #wowza #citiesoftheworld #cityscapes #citylimitless #night_shooterz #singaporeskyline #amazingcity #singaporeinsta #singaporeig #cityscapes #singaporeblogger #citycentre #ig_skyline #citycenter #citygrammers #citygram #urbanjunglebloggers #amazingview
"Gather around people! I just dreamt Of this song About all the world gettin' along I see human rights, no shallow graves Politicians speak the truth. No one's got Aids I look at a Muslim embracing a Jew Everyone eating everyone's food Free from diseases, ain't no Third World Love is the message, love is the word This is my island, my fantasy, my fantasy This is my island, my fantasy, my fantasy There's a welcome mat at the Center of the earth No sign of hate, a four-letter word The children are playing in air You can breathe People got dreams, people achieve Everywhere's music, sunshine and laughter We still feel the same the morning after Words in the air, love in the heart This is my dream, a brand new start This is my island, my fantasy, my fantasy This is my island, my fantasy, my fantasy..." ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ "Fantasy Island" / M People / 1997 - #singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ #singapura #singaporean #singaporelife #cityph0t0graphy #cityscapes_unlimited #igerssingapore #igsingapore #visitsingapore #singapore #singaporeairlines #singaporetrip #wowza #citiesoftheworld #cityscapes #citylimitless #mpeople #singaporeskyline #amazingcity #singaporeinsta #singaporeig #tiaupdate #singaporeblogger #citylifestyle #ig_skyline #fantasyisland #citygrammers #citygram #urbanjunglebloggers #amazingview
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ When in the presence of a lion, be it in the shape of an animal or an entire city of people, I can only show my profound respect. . . ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Without a doubt, Singapore is an international crossroads traversed by travelers, industrialists, entrepreneurs, explorers and, most recently, a young fellow who used to be crazy about โ€œNational Geographic Worldโ€ magazines in elementary school. (Yes, that would be yours truly). Many articles in NG World would discuss the wonders of the magnificent Lion City situated on a small island at the southernmost tip of the Malay Peninsula. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ My visit to Singapore was a personal moment of reckoning -- finally reaching one of the destinations I had learned so much about since childhood.ย This photograph captures that indelible moment. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ #singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ #singapura #singaporean #singaporelife #cityph0t0graphy #cityscapes_unlimited #igerssingapore #igsingapore #visitsingapore #bnwlovers #monochromestyle #singaporeairlines #singaporetrip #citiesoftheworld #cityscapes #citylimitless #timeoutsingapore #singaporeskyline #amazingcity #singaporeinsiders #singaporeinsta #singaporeig #tiaupdate #singaporeblogger #citylifestyle #ig_skyline #bnwsouls #citygrammers #citygram #urbanjunglebloggers
"Alive with Illumination" ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ I have been fortunate to observe the blue hour transition in different cities, and the tingling feeling of excitement and marvel that comes over me remains constant. There is a blissful harmony of watching a city come alive with illumination right before your eyes. Here in Singapore, it was very hot, vey humid, and a bit hazy this particular evening, but every so often, there was a cool breeze that would soothe my senses and keep me focused on my subject matter. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ -- ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ In the lower left of the frame, you can see the shophouses of Chinatown, an entirely different realm exclusive of the rest of the city. From there, you can see the downtown district with its numerous skyscrapers rising above the shophouses. If you look very well, in the center of the horizon along the skyline, you can see a vertical ring of lights from the city's gigantic ferris wheel, the Singapore Flyer. Towards the center right of the frame, through the haze, you can see cargo tankers sailing on the Singapore Strait, which empties into the South China Sea. Not far away on the other side of the strait lies the vast archipelago of Indonesia. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ -- #singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ #singapura #singaporean #singaporelife #cityph0t0graphy #cityscapes_unlimited #igerssingapore #igsingapore #visitsingapore #twilightscapes #nightcity #singaporeairlines #singaporetrip #citiesoftheworld #cityscapes #citylimitless #timeoutsingapore #singaporeskyline #amazingcity #singaporeinsiders #singaporeinsta #singaporeig #nightscape #singaporeblogger #citylifestyle #ig_skyline #cityatnight #tiaupdate #citygram #urbanjunglebloggers
"By the Light of the Lion" - ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ The name โ€œSingaporeโ€ was adapted by the British from its original Malay name, โ€œSingapuraโ€, which means โ€œLion Cityโ€. I had often read books and magazines about the great Lion City, established on an island at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. I was fascinated by its history and how it transformed itself from a British trading post into its own economic empire and one of the largest shipping ports on the planet. - ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Please enjoy this image of the Singapore skyline along Marina Bay. This was taken on my first morning in the Lion City. Initially, I thought this location was going to be a long distance from my hotel, and I didnโ€™t want to miss the opportunity of catching the sunrise. When I hopped in a taxi and reached this spot seven minutes afterwards, the taxi driver made a joke that I should tip him extra for the income heโ€™s lost by accommodating my request! I did tip him, though, because I did not realize that I could have walked the distance. Alas, I was an uninformed nomad in Singapore with little sense of direction and distance so early in the morning. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Given the meaning of the cityโ€™s name, I thought the warm, golden tones in this cityscape complemented the scene -- a result of neglecting to readjust my camera settings from the night before. Swipe left to see the actual scene. Which do you like better? Gold Lion or Blue Lion? ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ #singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ #singapura #singaporean #singaporelife #cityph0t0graphy #cityscapes_unlimited #igerssingapore #igsingapore #visitsingapore #twilightscapes #nightcity #singaporeairlines #singaporetrip #citiesoftheworld #cityscapes #citylimitless #timeoutsingapore #singaporeskyline #amazingcity #singaporeinsiders #singaporeinsta #singaporeig #nightscape #singaporeblogger #citylifestyle #ig_skyline #cityatnight #tiaupdate #citygram #urbanjunglebloggers
"Voyage, voyage Plus loin que la nuit et le jour (voyage, voyage) Voyage (voyage) Dans l'espace inouรฏ de l'amour Voyage, voyage Sur l'eau sacrรฉe d'un fleuve indien (voyage, voyage) Voyage (voyage) Et jamais ne revient..." -- "Travel, travel, Farther than night and day Travel, In the incredible space of love Travel, travel, On the sacred water of an Indian river Travel, never to return..." - Desireless / "Voyage Voyage" / 1986 #vancouver #vancouverbc #vancouverisawesome #lionsgate #vancouvercanada #vancouverlife #vancouverphotographer #monochromephotography #veryvancouver #dailyhivevan #vancityfeature #mustbevancouver #tiaupdate #vancouverblogger #voyagevoyage #viaawesome #igvancouver #cityofvancouver #explorevancouver #hellobc #stanleypark #vancityvibe #igersvancouver #vancityhype #bridges_aroundtheworld #bcisbeautiful #vancouverviews #bnw_oftheworld #ilovevancouver #lionsgatebridge
"What Really Makes America Great" - This Independence Day, it's difficult for me to fully appreciate the occasion and feel festive for America's 242nd birthday. If I have to explain why, then you're very likely a foreigner to this entire planet (which is not necessarily a negative thing). My intention is not to preach politics...a lot of it is nonsensical. My intention is also not to cast negativity on the day. My intention is to remind ourselves to not lose hope. Try to replenish your spirits, and remember what makes the American nation unique. This is relative to the individual, but my posting today is, for me, what makes America not only great, but phenomenal. It is not without its faults, hypocrisy, and ugly history, but we've come a significant way in three centuries...too far for it to be undermined and sabotaged today. I won't let lies, ignorance, hatred, cruelty, indecency, and stupidity overwhelm my spirit or drive to exist and be the best person I can be each day. - #4thofjuly #fourthofjuly #independenceday #letfreedomring #thechildrenareourfuture #childrenarethefuture #greatestloveofall #americathebeautiful #nevergiveuphope #hope #cautiouslyoptimistic #diversity #rhythmnation #noplanetb #neverlosehope #humanity #humanity_shots_ #humanrace #humanbeing #people_and_world #people_infinity #kidsinamerica #unityindiversity #americanspirit #tiaupdate #nevergoingback #beautifulchildren #ig_kids #ig_children #lostinthought
"For My Seattle Peoples" - (We're taking a brief break from Vancouver for this posting, but will return next time ๐Ÿ˜). If you live in Seattle, whether you drive, cycle, run, or stroll, you *know* this intersection and are very familiar with this scene. Enjoy the weekend! - #seattlewa #ig_seattle #igers_seattle #igersseattle #seattlepulse #pnwphotographer #seattle #pacificnorthwest #seattlesbest #seattlemet #emeraldcity #visitseattle @cmonboardseattle #livewashington #seattlewashington #iloveseattle #featcbseattle #cityscapes #cityph0t0graphy #seattlephotographer #timelapsevideo #lighttrails #ig_longexpo #commercialphotographer #cityslicker #seattlebusiness #seattleblogger #timelapsephotography #timelapse #tiaupdate #nightworld
"A Cove of Calm in a World of Chaos" - Fishermen's Wharf, False Creek. My mind frequently obsesses over city skylines, bridges, and waterfronts -- and how to combine and compose these subject matters into a sophisticated urban landscape that viewers can enjoy with, perhaps, a new interest or appreciation for the location featured. Vancouver frequently offers that opportunity, which is part of the reason I never tire of returning. Enjoy. - #vancouver #vancouverbc #vancouverisawesome #cove #vancouvercanada #vancouverlife #vancouverphotographer #veryvancouver #dailyhivevan #vancityfeature #mustbevancouver #tiaupdate #vancityscape #viaawesome #igvancouver #cityofvancouver #explorevancouver #hellobc #falsecreek #vancityvibe #igersvancouver #vancityhype #cityscapes_unlimited #bcisbeautiful #calme #citylimitless #604 #citygram #citybynight #urbanscape
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