Monday, March 24, 2014
Pic(k) of the week 13: Singapore Light-show
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city state and country in South-East Asia. Part of the Malay Peninsula, it is only 137 North of the equator; so hot and humid weather conditions are the norm.
Seriously jet-lagged, I dragged myself to the daily Singapore Light-show a few nights ago.
Travelling with my new Fujifilm X-T1 and a my lightweight MeFoto tripod, I set up shop just before 8pm on one of the Helix bridge viewpoints. In hindsight, there was quite a bit of movement induced by several hundred people on the bridge, leading to a degradation in image sharpness.
Next time around, I would also consider using a neutral density filter in order to capture more of the laser beams during the show. I guess being awake for more than 24hrs didn't help!
The tall building on the left is the Marina Bay Sands resort; a hotel and casino that is probably best known for having an amazing infinity pool on the roof of the building.
The image below is a result of blending three images in Photoshop. One of the hotel and bridge, one for the futuristic Art Center and a last one for the laser beams.
Fujifilm X-T1 with the 14mm 2.8 prime lens
ISO 200, 14mm (21mm full frame equivalent), f4, 2.5s
3 images blended together in Photoshop CC
Nik ColorEfex pro for detail enhancement
Lightroom 5.3 for further contrast and sharpness adjustments
More of my Singapore images can be found here.
Remember; " It takes darkness to be aware about the light" - Treasure Tatum