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


Old Shophouses, Erskine Road, Chinatown

There are a significant number of old two-storey British colonial shophouses in Singapore, but few have the uniform color of this row along Erskine Road. This is opposite the Buddha tooth relic temple in Chinatown. 

The shophouses make an interesting pattern but are too plain to stand on their own. I was waiting for a brightly-colored car to pass by, had to settle for these pedestrians. I had an appointment nearby and was out of time. Felt a bit strange, standing so long by the side of the road with my camera. Luckily this is a tourist area.

  • Nikon D7000, 55-300mm f4.5-5.6
  • At 122mm, f11, ISO 100, 1/180 seconds
  • Aperture priority with -1.5 compensation, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Crop, auto contrast, fill light
Stand back and zoom in for the telephoto perspective to compress the shophouses together. Set f11 for depth of field, -1.5 exposure compensation because of the black background.