Orchard Road by Night

On Sunday, Jo and I headed down to Orchard Road to accomplish three things, viz. (a) to watch Captain Phillips; (b) to buy footwear (shoes for her, sandals for me); and (c) to take photographs. By the time the movie finished the sun had set, so it was a perfect time to snap some shots of the Christmas lights along Orchard Road.

Our equipment of the day was a Canon EOS 70D with the Canon EF-S 10-22mm Super Wide Zoom and the Olympus OMD E-M1 with the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4. We interchanged cameras a few times so I can’t say who took what, but I have the sneaky feeling that if you think the shot is framed well, it’s likely that my wife took it; she has a natural flair for composition!

First, the incredibly well-placed and admittedly well-designed ferrero rocher tree standing outside Ngee Ann City. These guys really went over the top with the lighting (which could easily have been ostentatious) but it worked.

November 24, 2013  _MG_2149 Canon EOS 70D 18 mm 1-125 sec at f - 8.0 ISO 2000

I’m not sure about you, but when I was younger it used to be an annual affair for my parents to take us out to see the Orchard Road lights. We wouldn’t walk down Orchard Road; rather, we would sit in my dad’s car and take leisurely drive through the Orchard Road jam. I can imagine looking out of the car and seeing this crazy photographer (me) on the edge of the road snapping this photograph and wondering what that idiot was doing.

November 24, 2013  _MG_2128 Canon EOS 70D 22 mm 1-4 sec at f - 8.0 ISO 400

Outside Mandarin Gallery:

November 24, 2013  _B241778 E-M1 25 mm 1-20 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 320

November 24, 2013  _MG_2143 Canon EOS 70D 10 mm 1-13 sec at f - 8.0 ISO 400

November 24, 2013  _B241804 E-M1 25 mm 1-60 sec at f - 2.8 ISO 1600

November 24, 2013  _B241854 E-M1 25 mm 1-40 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 400

Yes, I know I know…they’re photos of people taking photos. But for some reason I like how those shots usually turn out!

The super-wide zoom showing itself off.

November 24, 2013  _MG_2140 Canon EOS 70D 10 mm 1-13 sec at f - 4.0 ISO 200

This one was definitely taken by Jo; I think it was part of the LV ? / Channel ? advertisement outside of Takashimaya.

November 24, 2013  _B241805 E-M1 25 mm 1-80 sec at f - 2.8 ISO 1600

Dining as the world goes speeding past.

November 24, 2013  _MG_2137 Canon EOS 70D 10 mm 1.3 sec at f - 8.0 ISO 200-2

The Takashimaya Christmas Tree in all its three-storey grandeur. We’re arguing about who took this photograph 😛 To be fair, there’s more than one of them.

November 24, 2013  _MG_2159 Canon EOS 70D 11 mm 1-13 sec at f - 8.0 ISO 800

No arguments here.

November 24, 2013  _MG_2151 Canon EOS 70D 15 mm 1-15 sec at f - 8.0 ISO 800

Beautiful shots by Jo – capturing the moment!

November 24, 2013  _B241833 E-M1 25 mm 1-320 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 1600

November 24, 2013  _B241826 E-M1 25 mm 1-400 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 1600

As always, a fun albeit learning experience.

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