I'm a Singapore event photographer; specializing in corporate events, weddings and birthday parties.


RSAF, Republic of Singapore Air Force, F16 Shoulder Patch

Photo was taken during the RSAF Open Day at Paya Lebar ("wide swamp" in Malay) air base. I'm guessing that this is an F16 pilot, talking to his friends and family after the air display. Looks like the patch is fixed on using velcro, you can see some velcro peeking out on the bottom right. "Fighting Falcon" is the standard US name for the F16, not the RSAF squadron's name.

"Singapura" (malay for Singapore) is sewn onto the top shoulder. Malay is used for many official military functions, but most Singaporeans don't really understand much. One army guy told me that he gave parade drill instructions in Malay: "Squad, bertelur-telur." Which actually means, Squad go and lay eggs. I'm not making this up.

  • Nikon D7000, 70-210mm f4-5.6
  • At 210mm, f16, ISO 1600, 1/500 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted meter, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Crop, auto contrast
High ISO and small aperture are carry-overs from photographing the air show, not optimized for this particular photo. Photo was taken from about 20 feet away, at maximum focal length, to avoid disturbing the guy.