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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore



Singapore's Marina Bay has to be the most photogenic and most easily accessible cityscape in the world. This is just one of probably hundreds of photos I t...
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Singapore's Marina Bay has to be the most photogenic and most easily accessible cityscape in the world. This is just one of probably hundreds of photos I took during my stay.
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12 Comments | Report
Witmar
 
Witmar October 06, 2016
wonderful picture
Photo-Shelly
 
Photo-Shelly November 16, 2016
Incredible scene!
adavies PRO
 
adavies January 22, 2017
Fantastic! :)
marissamacdonald
 
marissamacdonald April 14, 2017
So cool
Ukufota PRO+
 
Ukufota April 29, 2017
Awesome work ????????
moisesgomez
 
moisesgomez September 20, 2017
Amazing!
bethdaniels
 
bethdaniels November 10, 2017
So true! It's so accessible and photogenic you'd swear they literally built this city up for self advertisement. If that's the case - it's totally genius.
stevenhaworth
 
stevenhaworth November 14, 2017
Great shot
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 31, 2018
Stunning
David_Pavlich
 
David_Pavlich July 17, 2018
This is a terrific shot! I'm officially envious. Nicely done!
leanndavis
 
leanndavis August 13, 2018
Outstanding job. WOW. May I ask where this is
cleanshotsphotos
 
cleanshotsphotos September 22, 2018
Singapore

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken next to the Helix Bridge in Singapore's Marina Bay.
Time
Shortly after sunset, the Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino lights up with a dazzling laser display.
Lighting
Even in bad weather, the laser show will give some dramatic effects. I have adjusted the white balance to reduce the effect of city lights on the scene. You see an electric blue which is how I remember it in my mind's eye. The raw image had more of an orange/tungsten hue.
Equipment
Nikon D810, my Manfrotto Befree tripod and shutter release for long exposures
Inspiration
I had a three day stopover in Singapore and wanted to capture for myself one of the defining, iconic views of the marina. Some of my favourite travel photographers have captured a similar scene; I wanted to put my own spin on it.
Editing
I use Adobe Lightroom for basic correction, followed by Photoshop to clone out any unwelcome distractions (people, birds), and finally Nik Color Efex to add some pop back to the scene.
In my camera bag
I only use my Nikon D810 for travel photography. I often only have one chance to get the shot I want, so I have to use the best equipment. My wide angle 16-35mm Nikkor lens is rarely off my camera body, but when it is, I use the following: a 28-300mm Nikkor zoom for wildlife and distant shots, Venus Optics Laowa 12mm prime for astrophotographym interior photography or extreme wide angle, and a nifty fifty for portrait photography. I always carry a clamp with me and I'll have a selection of tripods that I choose from depending on what I'm doing that day. The Manfrotto Befree is lightweight and often with me, but if tripods aren't allowed I'll settle for a tabletop tripod.
Feedback
Get there early! This is an inconic view of Singapore and there is only so much railing you can lean on / clamp to!

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