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


Old Colonial Bungalow, Scotts Road

This old house is now commercial property, an SK-II (a cosmetics brand) Boutique Spa, run by Senze Salus ( http://www.senzesalus.com/outlets/scotts.html ).

The windows are glassed-up and the whole place air-conditioned, but you can still see the local-style architecture of a raised ground floor (note the meter-high pillars on the right, next to the car). I guess to isolate the floor from the damp ground, and creepy-crawlies.  Most Singaporeans now live in high-rise apartments. They are probably not aware of the number of small creatures that can crawl into a bungalow.

The main entrance is on the left, next to the tree, under the maroon canopy. There are some steps leading up from the ground.

  • Nikon D7000, 35mm f1.8
  • At 35mm, f4.8, ISO 140, 1/180 seconds
  • Aperture Priority, spot meter, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Straighten, crop, auto contrast, shadows
Taken from across the road. Allows you to fit more in, without using a wide-angle lens, avoiding the distortion and perspective problems that come with using a wide-angle lens. Main drawback is that you spend some time dodging cars.

The center-weighted meter that I normally use was thrown-off by the backlit sky (mostly cropped out of the photo later, on the PC) so I switched to spot meter and metered off the wall. Which is white, but managed to give a good exposure anyway. Could also have used manual exposure. There's more than one way to get the job done.