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


Singapore Canal, Night

  • Nikon D7000, 35mm f1.8
  • At f2, 1/4 seconds, ISO 800. Managed to rest the camera on a railing, so I could go down to 1/4 seconds and not have to boost the ISO too much.
  • Manual exposure (because of uneven lighting), auto white balance, center weighted metering (but exposure was based mainly on feedback from the LCD).
  • Picasa: Cropped.
Canals are normally this dry. They are mainly to handle runoff from rain. They are basically large drains. No boats on them.

This is about 9pm at night. You can see two ladies walking along the canal, at the bottom left. Singapore is quite safe, even at night. 

The trees make a big difference. Newer areas with shorter trees, don't look as good. Buildings are all HDB public housing. Actual scene is 4 to 8 times darker than what the photo shows.