Classic Singapore follow-the-rules safety: hearing protector, helmet, visor, safety cable anchoring the chainsaw to the bucket. I'm guessing that the chest strap ties him to the bucket too. He should be wearing a denim or leather jacket, and leather gloves, but it's hot here.
Tree is by the roadside. I think he was lopping off branches before they got too weak and fell on to the road and caused a traffic hazard.
- Nikon D7000, 18-200mm f3.5-5.6.
- At 65mm, f5.6, 1/125 seconds, ISO 400.
- Aperture priority (I can live with f5.6, program mode was giving smaller apertures and sacrificing shutter speed), center weighted metering, auto white balance.
- Picasa: Auto contrast. No cropping in the editor: no need to crop the photo later if you're using a zoom. Shot through a bus window, lots of flare (milky white glare over everything), which cleaned up well with the auto contrast.