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Marina Bay Sands Resort


Marina Bay Sands Resort
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-22
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon G9
Exposure: f/2.8, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-02 3:49
Viewed: 1918
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A few months ago I got stranded in Singapore for two weeks. Yeah, I know It could've been worse, but when you anticipate to travel onward to another place, every other place can become boring. It also happened to me, I got bored of Orchard Road, bored of my hotel, and also a little bored of the great city and country Singapore. I think the boring office had a huge role in it as well.

On one of my boring nights I decided to go to Marina Bay and watch the laser and light show. I got there early just in time to capture the blue hour. I brought along my little G9 camera and had to work with its limitations. Which resulted in an OE area. But better that one part over exposed than an under exposed photo.

So a little tech. On a Gorilla Pod, Shutter priority, and hope for the best.

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To gabbypal: a resortSunToucher 2 06-03 10:27
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Dear Niek,

Love the mood you have caught in this shot from Marina Bay!
Well exposed lights against a partially cloudy sky make this work really outstanding.
The reflections on the surface of the water are just amazing.
I agree with you (as mentioned in your note) about the OE but overall, IMHO, the picture is very well exposed.

Congratulations on buying G9 :)

Kind regards,
Paras

So sharp and spectacular. TFS.
I don't know how, but maybe the slope of the tower's roof could have been tilted twards the white flower shape building at left.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-06-02 23:26]

Hi Niek

Robinson Crusoe got stranded on a tropical island too, but there would have been no story if it was Singapore, lol. A little bit of oe on the structure at left but all else is perfect. Effective management of perspective with the wide angle in this superb blue hour shot with good warm cold color contrasts & excellent of the 3 buildings at right linked by a hat of sorts. Tfs!

not at all a boring subject Niek especially the triple apartment towers with a single sky deck connecting them on top. wonder which brilliant architect thought this up? In Canada I haven't seen this, because Canadians don't like to mix with folk from another condo, not much for community living if you see what I mean.
However, I would recommend to you, when you get bored, to find some nice Oriental Singapurese geisha girl or whatever they have there, and I guarantee you won't get bored. (A pretty Dutch girl would do just as well, I know that from experience!)
Happy travelling m'boy! 'The Gabbypal'

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-07-08 17:37]

Hi Niek,
A very interesting photo. Kind of disconcerting as the triple tower hotel is not suppose to be leaning!
Your blue hour exposure is pretty good IMO.

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