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Singapore Film Society Screening, China Square Central

  • Nikon D80, Sigma 20mm f1.8.
  • At 20mm, f2, 1/15 seconds, ISO 1600. 
  • Manual exposure, center weighted metering.
  • Picasa: Increased fill light one stop.
This is from 2010. The Singapore Film Society used to screen outdoor movies every month, free. This year, they've moved indoors, to the Library at Esplanade. They screen local Singaporean and Asian movies, and often have the director or actors for a Q&A after the movie. 

Movie hasn't started yet, in case you're wondering why the screen is blank. Movie is Muallaf (The Convert), directed by the late Yasmin Ahmad. Lead actress Sharifah Amani came from Malaysia, for the Q&A. Thoughtful, atmospheric movie, lots of dialog (a bit like Before Sunrise in that way, though it's a different kind of movie), not preachy (a lot of local movies are). Definitely a cut above the average.

It's 7:35 pm, bright enough for some color in the sky. Blue ring in the middle is a fountain, I think. China Square Central is a group of retail buildings in the middle of Chinatown, built around the open space that you see in the photo. Lots of restaurants. Building immediately behind is South Bridge Court. Buildings behind that are HDB public housing, yes they're everywhere.