03 February 2012


If I understood correctly, Chinese New Year was simply about celebrating the good stuff. Family reunion, reconciliation, wealth, health, happiness, luck, longevity, joy, blessings. It was celebrated with generous gifts, lavish gluttony, ear-splitting music, and red and gold adorning every surface. Chinese New Year was IN YOUR FACE.

So I guess the antithesis to Chinese New Year could be encapsulated by one word. And coincidentally that word is the first theme for the Poetic Winter photo challenge: solitude.

Solitude. It's pretty hard to come by at this time of year, when CNY coincides with The Boss' birthday (and with Singapore being the most densely populated country in the world anyway!). But here are two shots that illustrate solitary moments amidst the festivities. CNY was celebrated by millions upon millions of people worldwide, which somehow makes these images feel all the more solitary.

i seem to have a fixation with lantern photos

table for one?

Linking up with the wonderful Rebecca at Bumbles and Light, Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud, Faith of Sweet Violet and Alicia of Project Alicia, who are together hosting the Poetic Winter Photography Challenge. Click on the button below or go to their Pinterest board to check out the other lovely pictures.

Poetic Winter Photo Challenge


  1. Love your solo lantern picture.. really shows how "lonely" it is.

  2. I love the solo lantern, gorgeous! I had a hard time finding solitude here too, just the nature of living in a city!

    Thanks so much for taking part in the Poetic Winter Photography Challenge, can't wait to see what you come up with next week :)

  3. Love the lantern so pretty.

  4. I'm so glad that you're back with us for our winter photo challenge! You always deliver such unique photos. I especially love the lantern photo.

    Thanks so much for joining us in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge. I hope you remembered to grab the free texture over at my place! Next week's theme will be Warmth. Have a great weekend. :)

  5. Love your photos, I would love it if you would participate in my Show Your Stuff link party:


  6. I think that you met the challenge brilliantly. Love the table for one photo with its pop of red.

  7. I love the lantern photo, beautiful!

  8. The light in the lantern shot is beautiful. I love the unexpected interpretation of "solitude." Thank you for sharing!


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