Architectural Photography in Singapore
Easter is a great time to visit Singapore from Melbourne, particularly as we were able to get some relatively inexpensive flights and a good deal on a fantastic suite at the iconic Fullerton Hotel. Although some may be dissuaded by the 7 hour flight time, it pales by comparison to the usual marathon trek that we undertake each year to Europe; indeed a couple of movies, lunch and the occasional glass of wine from the in-flight bar and we soon found ourselves swapping wings for wheels during the short 20 minute taxi ride from the airport.
The Fullerton is located right opposite the famous Marina Bay Sands resort, and so on our first hot and humid morning we decided to wander around the bay, soaking up the fabulous architecture along the way. As we left our hotel we had to pause for 20 minutes while the camera equipment acclimatized to the moisture laden atmosphere. Stepping from a chilled air conditioned room naturally caused every camera and lens surface to fog up. Not unexpected as I experience a similar result when working down a humid mine, but frustrating when all you can see is gorgeous light and you simply wish to capture it!
Panorama of Marina Bay Sands and the city
As usual I carried a full complement of lenses on this trip, as well as my RRS tripod in order to shoot a number of long exposure and night shots. Probably a little ambitious considering we were only in Singapore for four days, but I simply cannot bring myself to leave any gear at home.
I certainly intend to return to this beautiful city state, particularly to capture more of the architecture. After wandering around the Science Museum we headed on to the amazing Gardens by the Bay, about which I will hopefully post in the near future…