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


Cargo Ship Xin Xiang Hai

Chinese cargo ship Xin Xiang Hai, anchored off the southern coast of Singapore. Cargo ships aren't particularly photogenic. It's the small boat moving at high speed, that makes the photo work.

Despite Singapore being an island, it's easy to go for months without seeing the sea or a ship. I was on my way to Kusu Island on a small ferry boat, taking photos through the boat's glass window. 

With today's technology, you can track a ship's daily position:
  • Nikon D7000, 55-300mm f4.5-5.6
  • At 300mm, f5.6, ISO 400, 1/180 seconds
  • Aperture priority, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Straighten, crop, auto contrast
Picasa's auto contrast function works well and I use it on most of my photos. It is especially effective for photos like this, where the sea air reduces contrast and makes everything grayed out.