Facts about the image, Singapore Marina Sands at Sunset
This extraordinary piece of modern architecture comprises three dissimilar curved towers arranged in an arch and linked by a shopping mall at ground level and a curved swimming pool design to replicate the hulls of the ships in the nearby container harbour. The silver building, which appears to be opening like a lotus flower in the foreground, is the science museum. Singapore Marina Sands at Sunset has as the title implies been shot at sunset, in fact using the very last sunlight of the day just before the sun dipped below the horizon.
This image was created at sunset, I set up the camera on its tripod and measured the light reflecting off the building and then decided to wait as the difference between the highlight and shadow areas was too much for the dynamic range of colour reversal film. Sitting next to my tripod and large format camera (with bellows) on the esplanade, occasionally standing to measure the light for over an hour I became an evening highlight for the local camera club who had come down en-mass with their digital SLR cameras. Singapore Marina Sands at sunset is an image of superb quality showing not only the Singapore Marina Sands Integrated Resort at its best but also showing the new lotus lilly shaped science museum in front of it.