Articles by Joanne Zheng


The sea is so beautiful.. it hold many wonderments for me.When I take a holiday, it is usually somewhere near the sea or the beach.The sea has so many different moods, at different times of the day and in different weathers.I would like to share some images of the sea that I captured, and also some beautiful works from other photographers, which I found here on DT ~My flip-flops on the sandy beach in summer ..Trying out long exposures to re-create the... continue reading

Composed in Abstract

I don't have a good eye for discovering unique compositions in abstract patterns, and I admire those photographers who do.To give myself some materials to learn from, I searched under keywords such as 'pattern', 'abstract', 'objects' or 'still life', and I found some really interesting works.Everyday objects that invite a second look, thanks to the creativity of the photographers..Looking at these photos is fun and inspiring.I am eager to start practicing cultivation of... continue reading

A little milestone : my 500th image on DT

I had several images being reviewed all through today and at the end of the day the total number of my uploaded pix comes to a nice round 500 ~ :)So today is a special day to me, and I'm glad this image is the magical 500th ..It's a semi-abstract study of a glass paperweight with white & blue crystalline flowers that seem to be blowing in the wind - i love its whimsical mood.It's a birthday present from a good friend when we were all working at our postgrad in the U.Sure brings back... continue reading

A Visit to a Malay Heritage District

Kampong Glam in Singapore is sometimes known as the Malay Quarter.Historically this seaside district was home to many ethnic Malays.The ancient Bugis seafarers and traders also set up villages here.Until today, Kampong Glam still retains strong ties to the ethnic-Malay and Muslim community.The word 'kampong' means 'village' in the Malay language.'Glam' refers to the Gelam tree (eucalyptus) that used to grow in abundance in this vicinity.The bark of the tree was used by the villagers... continue reading

My Seashells collection

Seashells - tossed by waves,bleached by the sun, and they holdan ocean within.A little haiku I wrote for fun to go with my seashell collection.I collected these shells from various tropical beaches, over a few years whenever i get to take a holiday by the sea.Some are smooth and white, some are spiny and delicately striped.Some are tiny and pink, and they all look perfectly made in their own way.I made these high key photographs of them on white background with... continue reading

Poetic Details

Sometimes when I get a little free time to myself, I like to take a random walk around an estate that I've never been to before.It's fun to look at all the little touches of individuality that are displayed everywhere ..In people's garden, front yards, houses, and even on the roofs.*********Some lovely and cute ornaments can usually be seen in the gardens ..***... continue reading

First payout for me :)

This morning I woke up to find that one more download has happened in the still of the night which nudged my earnings over the $100 mark :))here's the picture.I'm glad it's a happy & sunny one because it reflects my feeling. :)Wish you a Happy Summer too ~ continue reading

Moods in Monochrome

I love monochrome pictures.. i love the nice mood and the timelessness ..their versatility for all kinds of subjects ..the way they make ordinary scenes and objects look special ..and how they let me look at this beautiful world in a new way ..Often when I look at the monochromatic pictures that I like, they remind me of music, especially the... continue reading

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