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east jurong
singapore
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Contest Finalist in Sunset In The City Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Under The Bridge Photo Contest
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Capture Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class
Public Transport Hubs Photo ContestTop 20 class
Public Transport Hubs Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol3Top 30 class week 1
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11 Comments | Report
Remraf
 
Remraf June 01, 2015
Great shot!
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman June 01, 2015
Great soft light from the sunset. Congrats on being featured.
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet June 01, 2015
super shot, congrats
davidrelph PRO
 
davidrelph June 01, 2015
Lovely HDR shot
Following-Footprints
 
Following-Footprints June 01, 2015
Wow - outstanding photo!
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud June 01, 2015
Great shot, great lines.
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD June 01, 2015
Beautiful detail and tonality. Congratulations.
diplomat
 
diplomat June 01, 2015
Impressively striking photo, for some reason I was drawn to it at first view, now thats a skill , well done
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 02, 2015
WOW... Congrats!! (:
Amit61195
 
Amit61195 June 08, 2015
So so.... beautiful ^_^
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography July 20, 2015
well done!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took the photo standing underneath the mass rapid transit lines in Singapore's Jurong East. It's otherwise a grassy patch triangulated by shopping malls (Jem, JCube, and Westgate) in the midst of Jurong East's copious housing developments.
Time
This is between 6.30 and 7.00 pm with the sun going down.
Lighting
I was here to capture a few shots of the JCube mall during blue hour (from about 7.15)--it's an odd building and lit in striking ways (the picture is also in my gallery). While waiting I captured some surrounding city landscapes. The lines of the concrete overground begin to appear almost elegant in the soft evening light. There is no artificial lighting on these viaduct structures so I used a bit of HDR: three shots to maximize both the light and darker features of the scene.
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark II with the EF 24-105 f/4L. I had the Sirui tripod but not yet set up--so this is three shots handheld.
Inspiration
I am fascinated by the environments of city dwellers and I am interested in catching the striking and sometimes bold outlines of city life--the changing effects of the light--and in Singapore this comes into its own early in the morning and as the sun goes down.
Editing
These three shots (minus two/zero/plus two) were processed in Photomatix 5. Medium lighting and smoothing. Then tweaked in Lightroom with curves and some subtle split toning.
In my camera bag
I always take a Fujifilm X100S and often that's it. A more serious shoot will require the Canon 5d mark II with two lenses: the EF 24-105m L and the EF 16-35 1:2.8 L and a range of lens filters. I normally take either the Sirui tripod or the Manfrotto 732cy (designed for travel) and the canon remote. If I need additional lighting: two canon Speedlights with some softboxes and reflectors.
Feedback
I always have a camera with me. Sometimes the least promising scene can turn into a surprising and striking photograph.

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