This is the rear of the temple. The front view is blocked by a gate, and isn't as shiny. In the background are a private condominium on the left, and a HDB flat on the right.
For a non-rectangular building like this, it's important to get the background right because it will show through more than with a rectangular building. You want a background that isn't too messy or distracting.
The temple's website is:
- Nikon D600, 28-300mm f3.5-5.6
- At 135mm, f8, ISO 1600, 1/750 seconds
- Aperture priority, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
- Picasa: Crop, straighten, auto contrast, glow
Technically simple shot. ISO is unecessarily high but ISO 1600 looks so good on the D600 (looks like ISO 400 on the D7000) that I didn't bother to change since I was shooting indoors and had popped out for a few minutes.
Some editing in Picasa to brighten up the image and make it glow a little.