Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay - Singapore

Gardens by the Bay – Singapore

My primary destination for my second night in Singapore was the Gardens by the Bay, a tropical garden behind the Marina Bay Sands featuring these wondrous architectural centerpieces. This was my third visit to Singapore, but the first time I went to the gardens.

If you saw the 2018 hit movie Crazy Rich Asians, the wedding reception was held here. I knew about these gardens and even saw pictures of them before, but I suppose that movie convinced me to visit and make these urban landscapes.

Gardens by the Bay - Singapore
Gardens by the Bay - Singapore

I made the first three photos with the Olympus PEN-F fitted with the Olympus 9-18mm super-wide-angle lens, all at an 18mm equivalent. Of course, I made these with a tripod for the best possible quality, shot at ISO 200.

I got there late, so I didn’t have much time. But, these tree-like structures mesmerized me, and I had a blast composing different angles.

Gardens by the Bay - Singapore
Gardens by the Bay - Singapore

I also used my less capable but small Canon G7X Mark II compact to make these two images. They were also shot with a tripod. At these smaller sizes, the images look pretty good, though not quite matching the Olympus quality. I cropped them in a 16×9 ratio in my Cinematics format which I do from time to time with this camera.

Light rain stopped my photography almost immediately. Shooting up towards the structures guaranteed water drops on the lens, which ruins the compositions. Luckily, I created enough keepers to satisfy my urban trek to the Gardens by the Bay.

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