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


Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange, Singapore

  • Nikon D7000, 35mm f1.8
  • At f9.5, 1/250 seconds, ISO 400. Should have gone for ISO 100.
  • Center weighted metering, Program exposure. I've learned my lesson now, no more aperture priority in bright daylight. Leave it on Program mode, not aperture priority. 
Next to the Bukit Panjang LRT station, opposite Bukit Panjang Plaza, but is otherwise smack in the middle of a residential area. High rise buildings in the background are apartments. 

Buses are run by the SMRT (the train operators), not SBS Transit (the bus company). Many of the bus license plates are TIB, which probably means they are from the old TIBS (Trans Island Bus Service). Corporate musical chairs.

Does that matter? The Transitlink smartcard works on both bus services, so you don't need to know who operates the bus when boarding. But the SBS website doesn't carry information on the SMRT bus services, and vice versa.

For photos like this, you need to force yourself to tilt the camera up. Normal tendency is to place the buses in the center, but then you get a lot of empty road at the bottom of the photo, which doesn't look good.

Three part theory: the three parts of the photo are the buses, the trees, and the buildings. Sky is washed out, doesn't count. Imagine the photo without the trees: bland.