Monday, 20 February 2012

Night Photography with PSS

Took an enjoyable trip with the Photographic Society of Singapore (PSS) for a "night photography".

We set up early in daylight at the Cavenagh Bridge which was was opened in 1870 and is the oldest bridge in Singapore existing in its original form, and the only suspension bridge.  The bridge links the Fullerton Hotel and Singapore's commericial district to the north bank, as well as providing wide pedestrian access, with plenty of room for a dozen photographers to set up tripods for the evening!

We had a fantastic view over the Esplanade Bridge (which is part of the F1 street circuit) once the sun went down and the flights went down, from Suntec City through to the Singapore Flyer observation wheel, with the shell-like theatres on the bay looming large in our view.

It was a fairly overcast evening, with no interesting sky lights or clouds at sunset, so we were forced to wait for the building neon lights to fire up, and the ambient light to drop for our shoot.   This lack of activity prompted numerous tourists to hang around or ask us what we were waiting for, before we politely explained we were a group and this was just any other evening on the bridge (and a grey one at that!)

Finally the light dropped, and we all took some pleasing shots.  The nighttime allowed for a long exposure which produced fantastic light streaks from the bumboats passing beneath us.

esplanade lights and bumboat ghosts

See more Singapore images on my Flickr page.


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