As you can see from my previous photographs of Singapore, I am focusing on views of big cities at dusk. On the first night I found 1 Altitude, a bar on the 63rd floor. I was told it was closed due to the rain and lighting, but I could go for a drink in the Golf Bar on the 61st floor and look through the window, which I did, paying $10 for a can of coke, but at least there was no entry cost to get there.
On my last night in the city I felt that I had unfinished business, so I went back to 1 Raffles Place and asked if the 63rd floor bar was open. It was and after paying my $25 for entry and a drink of my choice I found myself stood at the world’s highest al fresco bar on the top of the largest skyscraper in the city. It was for the above view of Marina Bay that I stood waiting nearly two hours for the day to turn into night. Obviously no tripods were allowed, so this was captured hand held.
On my last afternoon in the city I decided to go back to the central business district where I had focused my attention, but rather than shoot Marina Bay I went for a lovely walk up and down the Singapore River. One of the main things to see (aside from the mix of architecture in the area) is the Cavenagh Bridge. Opened in 1870 it isn’t just the oldest bridge in Singapore, but also the only suspension bridge.
Seeing the water lilies under the ArtScience Museum, I knew that there was potential for a reflection of the skyline if the water was still enough for it. After watching “Wonder Full” for a second night in a row, I was able to get the above photograph. On the left you can see the Louis Vuitton Island Maison in the bay itself. The skyscrapers behind are almost all in the central business district on the other side of Marina Bay.
Below the ArtScience Museum in Singapore is a large pond filled with hundreds of water lilies and lotus flowers. With the flowers in full bloom I tried to focus on just one flower, first taking a couple of quick snaps on my phone before revisiting for a second time with my DSLR camera and long lens to capture the above photograph. With flower photography I have always been told to have an odd number of flowers, for example 1, 3 or 5 rather than two. The second flower on the right hasn’t yet bloomed so I think I get away with it!