Woke up early this morning to accompany my sister to have breakfast before dawn, so I thought, might as well have a quick shower and set off to catch the sunrise.
I chose to be at the water’s edge at the Singapore Flyer and F1 pit building. I decided against going to my other option site (Gardens by the Bay) at the last minute (as the taxi drove out of the expressway) due to the amount of walking required from the nearest road. Every second counts when chasing the sunrise; the colours and clouds come and go so quickly, until you’re left with a normal, boring blue sky.
I have to admit I did a bit of colour tweaking in post-process on this to accentuate the purples a little, and I rotated and cropped, a slight vignette. Fact is, it is out of focus and I was busy swatting those swarms of bugs that just love sticking around water edges. But look! Little Mr Moon was rising and caught in this shot too! (Only realised this when I opened the image on my desktop when I got home hours later)
Unedited photo. I was trying to force a long shutter speed on this one while balancing the exposure and aperture.
The dilemma about using the art filters on my Rosa is that I have no control over the shutter speed and aperture. This one isn’t too bad, though, I think – save that railing on the lower left. Also unedited.
Switched back to Manual mode. It started becoming too bright and the allure of a sunrise diminished all too soon. I tried quite a few shots, even changed lens to have a closer shot, but this was the only decent one. Correction-rotated and sharpened slightly in post-process.
Maybe I’m just not good yet, or I lack the right equipments (I’m waiting to get an ND filter), or I’m not at the right place, not at the right time. I took more than 4 photos, of course, but only these were decent enough to be uploaded.
Anyway, got a sunset shoot with the Photography Khakis this coming Sunday at Changi Boardwalk. Never been there but I know it’s a fantastic location, so I’m very excited!