Singapore Gardens by the Bay

Singapore Gardens by the Bay

Singapore Gardens by the Bay

I visited the Gardens by the Bay on three separate occassions. It is a pleasant place to walkaround during the day and also has many attractions to keep you occupied.

I also used the time to scout for photography locations where I could get some of the garden in the frame and add background interest with the Marina Bay Sands or Supertrees. It was difficult. For a man-made extension to the bay area, it is not flat. The elevations and naturally tall trees make it difficult to get pleasing compositions.

The image above of the Supertrees shows an example of a man made elevation. At ground level, level to the trees, a very wide angle lens would be required to get a similar field of view. But with that, there would be a lot of barrel distortion with the super wide lens.

This was an elevation that lead south into the Palm Tree garden, which is along side the Chinese and Indian gardens. The Palm Tree Garden has a pathway running perpendicular to the Supertrees, lined with pink flowers. This is where I set up to take this shot at sunset.

The sunrises and sunsets were not kind to me in Singapore. There was only one occasion where I was gifted a colourful sky. Most of the time it was graduated, blue to orange, like this one.

There is another grove of Supertrees, behind me and to the right, but that only has three trees. I wondered if I could get something interesting with those trees. I stayed during the Nautical twilight period and moved on during the Astronomical. More on this in another post.

The second grove of Supertrees did have something interesting to offer.

Singapore Supertrees

Singapore Supertrees

I packed up and moved on for my dinner. I stopped off at ‘Lau Pa Sat’ for satay and noodles. As the usher explained to me they have hungry, very hungry and super hungry mixed platter sizes. I took the very hungry.

In the next post I’ll talk about the lily pond area.

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