Photographing sunset is one of the most popular things to do in any environment, be it rural or urban landscape. As we all know, the difference in the hues and brilliance of sunset is the amount of light that shines through. Clouds either diffuse the lighting or enhance it, depending on the weather conditions.
Be there at the right place and right time, voila, a photographic moment is recorded for prosperity. The initial light can be rather muddy but then again, sometimes the light change suddenly.
This is a picture of the sunset taken yesterday, on the other side of the Serangoon River. The actual scene was actually much brighter. I selected the Sunset scene mode to capture the warm colors. It was a very cloudy day and the true colors on scene was rather dull.
I waited for another 15 minutes but there was no change in the light conditions so decided to cross the bridge and watched the fibre optic lights on the other side.
About 15 minutes of sitting and watching the lights but not much had changed. It was time to head back. Walking back, I still had the camera in my hands. Suddenly, red streaks appeared in the sky on my right side. Unfortunately I was not at the best location to capture the moment. Trees blocked the view. The red streaks was only there for about 2 minutes, then it was gone.
As comparison, this was the sunset taken on 21 May 2011.
So no two days are the same. If anybody is keen on taking sunset photography at this place, a few tips :
- Best location to take sunset pictures at Lorong Halus Wetland is to cross the bridge
- Be there latest around 6.30pm
- It takes about 15 minutes walking to reach the bridge from the staircase at the Boardwalk
- Sunset is about 7pm
- It lasts for a while, don’t be in a hurry to go before 7.30pm
Enjoy the scenery!