Financial district skyscrapers are in the background, Marina Bay Sands is behind the camera. This was on a Saturday night, so photographers were out in force. You can see two at the bottom left of the photo.
In real life, the actual scene looks about 4x or 8x darker. That's one of the attractions of night photography: you get to make the scene look better than real life.
- Nikon D7000, 24mm f1.4
- At 24mm, f1.4, ISO 800, 1/30 seconds
- Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, incandescent white balance
- Picasa: Auto contrast, fill light.
Photo was taken handheld. With an f1.4 lens and today's high ISO DSLRs, you don't need a tripod.