Day 3 in Singapore. This was my last opportunity to make urban landscapes at night. As you can see, I made it to the bay, across from the Marina Bay Sands that I featured a week ago. In the foreground, a water taxi that frequently crisscrosses the waterways. This one is in the traditional bumboat style.
I made the first photo with the Canon G7X Mark II compact camera, hand-held in JPEG format. As I mentioned for the past few days, using JPEG has some downsides, but on this camera, I think the images often look better. I think most will be satisfied with the photo given how easy it was to make. I used the built-in image stabilization and with a 1/4 second shutter speed.
As a contrast, here’s a similar scene that I made with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the 14-150mm zoom. I’m not sure if you can tell, but the image quality is better. You can click both photos to see a larger version. For this photo, I used a tripod at a 5-second exposure and coupled with the larger sensor, you get a technically higher quality image. Except, the water taxi is no longer sharp due to the movement of the water.
Trade-offs. That’s the name of the game in photography — an interesting comparison nevertheless. Notice the differences in the composition of the 3×2 vs. the 4×3 ratios.
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