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Light is Beautiful

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I was well prepared for today’s shoot and arrived at Esplanade area with plenty of time to spare before the sunset, giving me the opportunity to scout out the area for the best vantage point. You could say that one of my favourite places to shoot in Singapore is here. There are so many different micro perspective one could choose to take as evident from the sheer number of photographers with their cameras along the stretch of esplanade. Add on to the fact that random passersby would like to initiate conversation with me makes this an enjoyable place to shoot.

As the sky start to turn into a beautiful blue hue, I deployed my tripod planning to do a panoramic shot of  Shenton Way together with the Marina Bay Sands. However as fate would have it, the light was dying off fast resulting in a near black sky over at the MBS area while it was still blue over here. I ended up stitching 2 vertical frames of Shenton Way which turned out to be one of my personal favourite shot of Shenton Way.

Everytime I look at this photograph it reminds me that light is beautiful. Singapore is beautiful.


Rooftop surprises

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A week ago, I went on to recee for vantage spots around town area. I struck gold with this place as it allowed access to the rooftop and after checking out the place, I had a visual idea of the scene that I wanted to shoot and decided to come back a week later at sunset timing with my full gear to shoot.

I remembered being on the bus leaving school and along the way to buona vista mrt, the sun was setting and there was beautiful golden light with the sun hidden partly by clouds coupled with amazing rays spilling out from beneath the clouds. I contemplated alighting the bus to get a shot but decided against it as I was sure I would not make it to my rooftop spot in time for golden light if I had alighted and the uncertainty of finding a spot without obstruction given such tight timing dissuaded my logical mind.

Sometimes the split second decision you make will affect the rest the outcome and I’m glad I stuck to the original plan that I had crafted out a week ago. Reaching my destination, I was surprised to be greeted by the amazing glow of the sunset. It was totally unexpected and immediately I rushed to setup my tripod and my camera as I knew the light would only last for a few more minutes. Thankfully I managed to get my shot and sure enough the beautiful sunset disappeared beneath the horizon.

These are times where you find beautiful things in unexpected places.  This photo that I took will always remind me of the pleasure of witnessing such beauty and a reminder that I must always be prepared. It was a magical moment for me, seeing the beauty of Mother Nature and the beautiful light that spread out over the clouds.