On this, my first visit to Singapore in seven years — and armed with a DSLR, wide-angle lens and a fistful of SDHC cards, I had the perfect opportunity to photograph the Christmas displays in Orchard Road. I played tourist; Hapsis was the host.
An initial survey was done by car on 07 Dec, and on 08 Dec Hapsis and I sallied forth on foot; that is, we parked at a public car park near Wheelock Place at the intersection of Orchard and Paterson Roads and then walked south-east. Start time: approx. 2230hrs.
There were arches like these all along Orchard Road, with the colours changing gradually from blue through yellow and red. How it all ended I do not know — we didn’t walk the entire length of the road.
Every Angsana tree (Pterocarpus indicus, for botanical geeks) sported a ball-lantern-and-falling-snow light tube display.
Orchard Road turned into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight The street decorations started going off at midnight, but by then we’d turned back and were on our way back to the car.
Finish time: 0030hrs.
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Camera: Pentax K100D Super.
Lens: Pentax DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED
Hand-held only. Ambient light only except where specified.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.