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


Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tanglin Gate

There are quite a few entrances to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Tanglin Gate is at the south-east corner, the opposite end from the Botanic Gardens MRT station. The two side gates are for pedestrians, and are open until midnight.

There's an inscription on the gate that reads, "Connecting Plants & People since 1859."
  • Nikon D7000, 24mm f1.4
  • At 24mm, f2, ISO 1600, 1/15 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, incandescent white balance
  • Picasa: Auto contrast, straighten.

This was taken at 8pm, so there's still a bit of blue in the sky (helped by setting incandescent white balance on the camera). The puffy white clouds are a happy accident.

The trees have different colors because those on the sides are lit by sodium-vapor streetlights, while the large tree in the middle is lit by spotlights inside the Botanic Gardens (I'm guessing quartz halogen). Together with the white gate, blue sky and white clouds, it all adds up to a pleasant mix of colors.