50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic

Over the weekend, KB and I went to see the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic exhibition at the ArtScience Museum. I love turning the pages of National Geographic magazines, so this visit was indeed a feast for my eyes.



A panel at the entrance shows the thumbnails of all the photo exhibits.


Here are some of the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic that I managed to find online. (Click on image to go to image source website.):
Photographer: Simon Norfolk
Image Source: Institute for Artist Management


Photographer: Mitsuaki Iwago
Image Source: National Geographic

Photographer: Thomas Abercrombie
Image Source: National Geographic

Photographer: James Stanfield
Image Source: National Geographic


Photographer: Michael Nichols
Image Source: National Geographic

Photographer: Lynsey Addario
Image Source: National Geographic

Photographer: Emory Kristof
Image Source: National Geographic


Photographer: Wes Skiles
Image Source: Daily Mail

Photographer: Chris Johns
Image Source: National Geographic

Photographer: Gerd Ludwig
Image Source: National Geographic

Photographer: Michael Nichols
Image Source: National Geographic


~ photos taken 17 years apart ~
Photographer: Steve McCurry
Image Source: National Geographic





Since the invention of digital camera, photography has become a hobby of many people. This exhibition does not only showcase the 50 greatest photos, it educates about some basic principles of photography.


A model of the optical system in a camera lens.


Diagram showing the cross-section of a film camera.



Rows of developed photographic films against white light for viewing through the magnifiers.


One of the negative image in the film row.

Before leaving, pen down a wish for our Mother Earth and hang it on this global model.

Wedding at Burkill Hall

My sister had just held her wedding yesterday at Burkill Hall in the Botanic Gardens. The upper floor of the hall is normally not opened to public, while the ground floor usually exhibits a VIP orchid named after some significant people around the world.

As instructed by my sister, my family arrived early... maybe way too early because the tables and chairs had not been setup yet.


The empty 2nd floor of Burkill Hall


View of the empty garden from the 2nd floor of the hall



The 2nd floor of the hall can accommodate about 9 round tables, while the ground floor can fit in 4. Our lunch was served buffet style.



It was raining the whole morning. Fortunately, the sun came out in the afternoon and the garden solemnization was carried out as planned. It was quite a chore trying to get the guest seated, because no one really want to be baked under the hot sun. Thankfully, the Justice of Peace kept the ceremony short and sweet.


The thing about having such garden weddings, is you got to be prepared to do more planning and DIYs on your own. You've got to book your own food, source for wedding musician(s) and put up your own decorations.