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


Central Fire Station, Hill Street

Singapore's oldest fire station, located behind Funan Centre.

The fire station is still operational. I was standing there for half an hour, waiting for the right sky brightness. While I was there, three emergency vehicles deployed, at different times, with flashing lights and sirens: two ambulances and one fire engine. 


  • Nikon D7000, Sigma 20mm f1.8
  • At 20mm, f2, ISO 200, 1/30 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, incandescent white balance
  • Picasa: Crop, auto contrast

Critical part of the photo was getting the sky right. The light on the building from the streetlights is fixed, so you expose for that. The brightness of the sky changes, so take a series of photos at different times (every 2 or 3 minutes) until you get one where the brightness of the sky matches the brightness of the building. This photo was taken at 7:40pm.  

Incandescent white balance was used to counteract the yellow street lights. Which also helps deepen the blue of the evening sky.