This is a shot taken by Yawning Bread, just one of many taken by others, of the crowds at the Workers' Party rally at Hougang last night. And according to him, "that's only the central part of the crowd". "The swarm was wider than my widest lens," he said.
In today's Straits Times, I looked for any photo coverage of that rally, because this kind of photo op does not come every day (once every four years, actually). I mean, so many people in one place, must be exciting and a challenge to photograph. But this is all I got:
Maybe their camera lens spoil? Can Zoom cannot Wide Angle? Never fear, you press photographers! Can borrow from other people there what! There were tens of thousands of people there, sure can find one! Yawning Bread, for instance, he had wide angle lens with him, way up there from the 13th floor where he took that shot! Next time ask him.
And oh, in the front of Home section, there is one small shot of WP's James Gomez looking remorseful, one of PAP's Sitoh Yih Pin (Potong Pasir candidate) looking joyous, and one of WP's Sylvia Lim with an oily face, mouth in a very unflattering mid-speech pout.
But oh wait! They had a photo of these guys holding up a loving banner for a Dr Lim.
But don't mind me. I am just a amateur photographer trying to improve my photography skills by learning from others, like our newspapers. You know, the F-stops and the Exposure settings you need to use to shoot large crowds in a poorly lit place, that kind of thing.
So, this is not a political post or anything.