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


International Plaza, Anson Road, Night

International Plaza ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Plaza_%28Singapore%29 ) consists of a 43-storey office tower, and a lower podium with food and retail shops. (Food from the mixed rice stalls on the ground floor, is of above-average quality. They are small stalls and you sit at the counter, like in a bar.)

You can see the office tower in the background (not lit up with colored lights). It's not particularly striking in the day, but at night the podium lights up like a shopping mall along Orchard Road. The lights change color every few seconds.

Tanjong Pagar MRT Station is hidden behind the podium, on the right. Shenton Way is further down, also on the right, out of the photo.

  • Nikon D7000, 18-105mm f3.5-5.6
  • At 18mm, f4, ISO 6400, 1/30 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted meter, incandescent white balance
  • Picasa: Crop, auto contrast
Even at ISO 6400, the image is clear. It's only the uniform blue sky at the top right, that shows noise. With today's DSLRs, you don't need a tripod for night photos, unless you're making large prints.

Yellow balls at the top is caused by lens flare - light from a streetlamp outside the photo, but still shining onto the lens and causing internal reflections.