Photo for the day – as seen from Punggol Beach – twilight at Pasir Gudang. Waited a while after sunset to get this view at 7.31pm. The lights had been switched on and reflected on the water while the blue sky still lingered and golden rays of sunlight still rested on the horizon. A few minutes passed and the night scene darken all too soon. Time to go. Have a great weekend, everybody!
I found another location today I can take pictures of sunset where there were fewer people about. 7.30pm – the sun had set but the golden glow lingered on the horizon while the North Star blinked its shining brilliance. The fence was meant to be a leading line. Not quite a perfect composition though I hope to improve with time. With hindsight, if the star is placed on the upper left corner above the highest fence, it makes better symmetry.
What looked like behind the fence? Something like this.
Have a great weekend, everybody!
Top Picture : Punggol Reservoir at 7.49pm on 15 Jan 2012. F4, 1.3sec, ISO 800, 0 EV, Night Landscape Program .
Left Picture : Punggol Reservoir at 7.49pm on 15 Jan 2012. F3.5, 1sec, ISO 400, -0.3EV, White Balance – Shade.
Right Picture : Punggol Beach at 7.28pm on 15 Jan 2012. F11, 0.77sec, ISO 100, -0.7EV, White Balance – Shade.
I just realised these photos were all taken on the same evening on 15 Jan 2012. Writing down the specs so I can remember next time.
From Punggol Beach to Punggol Reservoir, it takes between 5 – 10 minutes if you cycle depending on traffic and your speed. After taking the sunset picture at Punggol Beach on that day, I lingered a bit buying a can of cold drink. No more sunset when I arrived at Punggol Reservoir but definitely not time wasted.
By the way, if you are keen to cycle, there is a kiosk for bicycle rental at Punggol Beach and Punggol Park. Since the sunrise is not too spectacular today, I spend the whole morning cycling from Punggol Promenade at Lorong Halus to Punggol Beach, Sengkang Riverside Park to Buangkok PCN, Punggol Park, Serangoon PCN and back again. The whole North Eastern Riverine Loop PCN. Easily done within 3 hours with plenty of stops in between. Have a lovely Sunday, everybody!
This is a collage of the various pictures taken around Serangoon Reservoir and Punggol Reservoir during sunset, sunrise and twilight. Taken as they are with no editing. The top and left pictures were taken at Serangoon Reservoir during sunrise using an orange ND filter. The clouds picture was taken during sunset at the Sunrise Bridge, Punggol Waterway with a polarizer for company. The twilight picture was taken at Punggol Reservoir close to 7.40pm with a polarizer. That was very hard to capture. There wasn’t much light and the shutter won’t fire. Had to use the light from the dam on the right frame, press the shutter half way, then recompose.
The North Eastern Riverine Loop PCN is now officially opened. Photo opportunities around these areas are endless. Have fun shooting!
I have posted a number of sunset, sunrise and twilight pictures in the past weeks. I thought it will be more fun to post some of my favourite sunset and twilight pictures of the places travelled, not just in Singapore.
Came back from cycling in the evening just now. Very cloudy day, not the every best to capture sunrise pictures. I’ll just post a photo for the day.
There are lots of people walking, jogging and cycling in the evening during the weekends. There are signboards that tell people “its a shared track – keep left”. I appeal to the users to heed the advise. There are people there who hog the tracks, use the middle track or use the wrong side of the track. Let’s all avoid a near miss accidents.
On a side note, the workers had drained the water at the construction side of punggol waterway near the Punggol Reservoir last saturday. Still the same situation today. Also the barricade for the PCN at the construction site heading to Punggol Beach was up today with the workers standing there guarding the way. The joggers and walkers may not have a problem getting across but cycling would be tricky. “The way is shut”. Well, fret not. There is always another way.
For those who stumble upon the articles on Lorong Halus Wetland and cycling around the area, hope the information here have help you in your journey. I will be creating a section on Lorong Halus Wetland/Cycling around the PCN. If you have a blog or articles to share, I am more than happy to add a link.
Till next post, have a great weekend!
A bit of light posting within the next few days because I am having fever and need to rest.
This is a picture of the twilight hours at sea in pink and lavendar. Love the magical time before and after sunset or sunrise. No two days are the same. Burst of red and fiery rays of golden sunlight or the soft glow of pink, blue or lavendar sky. So beautiful to witness.
Have a great week ahead!
I was going to post something else today but it needs more work and I am too sick to think clearly.
Meanwhile, here is a picture of Wanaka in twilight hours. I love foggy weather – it has that mysterious quality and ethereal vibe about it.
This was taken during winter time. It had been raining all day with dark clouds, not a blue sky to be seen. About 4 pm, we decided to hike to Eely Point in the rain. The drain was overflowing and there was a mini waterfall when we turned back to our motel. Around 4.30 pm, it was already so dark. Mist covered the landscape and lights shined in the distance.
Shooting night scenery is very tricky. Without a tripod, camera shake is inevitable and using flash is not always a good idea. ISO setting above 200 tends to give grainy result. To minimise camera shake, I tried to keep the elbows firmly by my sides and the camera ends up with a centre grip. Waiting a few moments to compose the picture is more rewarding than just snapping away before the light is out.
Tip: Eely Point is on the right side of Lake Wanaka.
Tip : Sunset is on the right side of the lake and sunrise on the left.
Tip : The ducks are here year round. If you bring bread, they will come flying from the sky. Get someone else to feed the ducks if you wish to photograph that scene.
There are a number of excellent hikes around Wanaka area. Shuttle service runs regularly from Wanaka to Queenstown and vise versa. Wanaka is much more laid back than Queenstown. My favourite place to stay.
Till next time, have a great weekend!