There Is So Much in Singapore to Photograph

March 25, 2009

…that I’m still spinning from all the new experiences, sights and sounds.

On our sixth visit to this incredible island state, I found myself explaining happily that
“we always break our journey to Australia by spending at least two nights here”.

This time I dragged my husband to “Beauty World”, a large, multi-storeyed shopping mall near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It was far from the mall near the Botanic Gardens, which seems so Westernised and not unlike what I am used to at home.

There is a great photo processing shop there and I emerged with five rolls of film scanned to CD, of which more later. An effort to capture the colours and designs in Beauty World took quite some time and this photo was taken with a Nikon digital camera, for a change.

At the Bonsai Garden Shop in Singapore's Beauty World

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4 Responses to “There Is So Much in Singapore to Photograph”

  1. DaviMack Says:

    Ahh, film, the faithful recorder of what actually was, as opposed to what some computerized device “thought” was there.


  2. There seems to be a return to film, if some of the threads on Boards.ie are to be believed. I have to admit I like the photo here, taken with a Nikon D40 digital and a very nice zoom lens.However, film somehow captured the vastness of Tasmania a bit better.

  3. DaviMack Says:

    Hmm… well, if you’re interchanging the lenses, there’s a very good reason: a digital camera adds a 1.6 multiplier to the focal length of the lens. So, a 50mm film lens becomes an 80mm digital lens. That’s quite a difference in the width of your angle.


  4. Thanks for reminding me about “crop factor”. I’ve had my eye on a Canon 50mm prime lens for a while, but the fact that it will become an 80mm on my Digital Rebel has made me think further about what exactly I am trying to do.


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