It still surprises me, how much of a difference some bright paint can make to a building. With colors like this, you don't need a blue sky.
Photo was taken from onboard a passing MRT train.
- Nikon V1, 10-30mm f3.5-5.6
- At 22mm, f5, ISO 100, 1/400 seconds
- Picasa: Crop, straighten, auto contrast, saturation, glow
Original photo had a gray film over it due to the dirty windows on the train (double glazed too, so more flare). Picasa's auto contrast function managed to neutralize most of that. I also increased color saturation and used the Glow function to punch up the colors. Without any people in the photo, you can boost the color without worrying about skin tones.