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


Toa Payoh Aerial View, Night

View from one of the new 40-storey HDB apartment blocks.

The tall building on the left looks like a private apartment block (the white rectangular strip near the bottom is a swimming pool). The rest of the buildings are mainly HDB government housing. 

  • Nikon D7000, 18-105mm f3.5-5.6 
  • At 18mm, f5.6, ISO 100, 8 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, incandescent white balance
  • Picasa: Crop, auto contrast.

Photo taken with a tripod.

I was with a few other photographers and one of them saw my photo on the camera's LCD display. He was surprised because it looked like HDR (high dynamic range - combining a few photos, taken at different exposures, together on the PC to get a wider exposure range). It's due to Nikon's Active D Lighting setting. I set it on High all the time. Makes a big difference for photos like this. Without it, the walls of most of the buildings would be almost black, the sky too.