Sunset at Pepsi River

richardseah

Singapore, Singapore

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I went down to Orchard Road, Singapore’s tourist and shopping district, to take some pictures of the Christmas lights.

The lights don’t actually excite me, but still I find it a challenge to try come up with something different.

And so what got me all excited tonight was this image of “Sunset at Pepsi River”. Now sunsets are another category of images that don’t particularly excite me, simply because there is just so much of it in the world of photography.

So again, I try to come up with something different. This is, of course, not a real sunset. Nor is it a real river, but a small stream of spilled Pepsi.

Initially, I saw only the Christmas lights reflected on a slab or marble. Then I noticed the Pepsi cup at a corner. So I began to experiment with various long exposures, resting my camera on the marble and supporting the lens with my wallet.

It was only after eight images that I noticed the “river”. And so began another series of experiments. This time, I could not set the camera down but had to hold and position it exactly in order to catch the reflection of the Christmas lights at the right place.

In all, I spent close to 20 minutes and took 33 shots before I felt satisfied that I got one right. For this final, chosen image, I had to tip toe, while holding myself steady to capture this image without camera shake, at 1/18 second.

I think it was worth the effort.


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