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"Lion City"

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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-23
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-27 6:11
Viewed: 2355
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Singapore - Lion City

The Lion Head is an easily recognizable national symbol of Singapore that is less formal than other symbols, such as the national flag. It is used freely across the country to promote national identity.

Origin :
According to the 13th century Malay Annals, Sang Nila Utama, the ruler of Palembang, was shipwrecked and washed ashore to an island. There, he saw a creature which he believed was a lion. So he named the island "Singa Pura" (which means "Lion City"), from which the name Singapore was derived. The lion and “Lion City” have become informal references to the country.

Meaning :
The Lion Head symbolizes courage, strength and excellence, as well as resilience in the face of challenges. It is in solid red against a white background - the colours of the National Flag. Its mane's five partings represent the same five ideals that are embodied in the five stars of the National Flag, namely democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. Its tenacious mien symbolizes resolve to face and overcome any challenges.

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Very nice capture of this historic metropolis and thank you for the history lesson. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Nice colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-12-27 7:30]
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Hi Tsilla!
Very beautiful view of this great metropolis. Excellent sharpness and exposure. Very good DOF.
Well composed and presented. Thanks for note.
Ciao dear Tsilla! Are you travelling yet?

Hi Tsilla.
A lovely cityscape captured with beauitful POV with good details and nice DOF.
Best Wishes

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-12-27 23:28]

Hi Tsilla...
Beautiful poscard from Singapore...
Beautiful shot with so nice perspective...

Hello Tsilla!
Amazing sky-scrapers. Wonderful modern architecture. Excellent cityscape of Singapur.
Fine weather. marvelous lightness and colours.
Good wide perspective. Good capture. Very good contrast and sharpness.
Interesting note. Well done!

Hi Tsilla,
A Calendar shot. Very sharp, well balanced and useful note.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-12-29 10:21]

Hello Tsilla :)

Imposinglook these huge buildings how hugged to me :)
Splendid details, pastel colours and gentle light.
Very curious , showy composition and her realization...congratulations!

Splendid, happy New Year 2011 for You and Your Family !!! :)

Best regards.

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