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


Ord Bridge and River Cruise Boat, Night

This is between Clarke Quay and Boat Quay. You can see the pink roofs of Clarke Quay in the background.

A bridge alone doesn't look all that interesting. Luckily there are lots of cruise boats on the river at night. Just wait for one to turn up.
  • Nikon V1, 18.5mm f1.8
  • At 18.5mm, f1.8, ISO 800, 1/20 seconds
  • Program exposure, automatic ISO maximum 800, matrix metering, automatic white balance
  • Picasa: Straighten, crop, auto contrast, fill light
This is amazing low light performance from the little V1 camera. The 18.5mm f1.8 lens really makes it sing. Considering its small size and high performance, I would not hesitate to use it as my vacation camera. If only I had time to take a vacation.

Increasing fill light (mid tones) using Picasa, brightens up the green side of the boat, makes it pop. This is true for many night shots - boost the mid tones. It gives you a pseudo-HDR effect, without the trouble of HDR.