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


Singapore River, Electric Cruise Boat

Night, 9:30pm, next to the Singapore Parliament House. Lights on the left are reflections from the financial district skyscrapers, colored lights on the right are from restaurants along Boat Quay. You can see the driver (pilot? captain?) in a white shirt, on the right hand side of the photo (left of the boat). 

Boat is electric, but modeled after the traditional wooden "bumboat" diesel boats that have been used here for decades. The Marina Barrage (http://www.pub.gov.sg/Marina/Pages/default.aspx) was built a few years ago at the mouth of the river to turn the Singapore River into a reservoir for Singapore's domestic water supply. It stops sea water from flowing upriver during high tide. Diesel boats were considered too dirty for a reservoir, so all the boats are now electric. 

I think there's more than one river cruise service. This boat looks like it belongs to Singapore River Cruises and Leisure, http://www.rivercruise.com.sg/
  • Nikon D7000, 35mm f1.8.
  • At 35mm, f2, 1/30 seconds, ISO 1600. Set maximum aperture, increase ISO until you get a reasonable shutter speed. 
  • Program exposure, center weighted metering, incandescent white balance.
  • Picasa: Crop, auto contrast.