It was a warm but not too stifling afternoon. Straits Quay was not packed with people since it was a weekday. Armed with my Canon EOS 550D, 18-135mm IS zoom lens and my trusty Kenko circular polarizer I walked along the marina and took about 50 photographs. Here are a few of my favorites.
(Above) Here’s the modern looking lighthouse. It was a very nice afternoon indeed, and the polarizer saturated the skies perfectly. The red pointed top of the lighthouse draws our attention into the picture.
(Below) A closer crop of the lighthouse in vertical format. ISO 100 makes the picture very sharp and vivid.
(Above) I zoomed in to 85mm for this shot of the Lady Kinari. I wouldn’t mind sailing in a boat like this.
(Below) I love this shot because I allowed some subtle reflections to appear in the water (a polarizer could remove all of the reflections, but then the water would look rather dull) Shot at 1/200 s f/9 the picture is pin-sharp.
(Above) I couldn’t get enough of the blue skies, it was breathtaking. This picture is simple but sometimes simplicity is all you need. I could have stayed on for the rest of the afternoon but I had to go to work!
(Below) Another of my favorite shots. This was taken at the extreme wide-angle range of my Canon lens (18mm) What makes this picture appealing to me at least, is the juxtapositioning of foreground elements (on the left) with the far-off building on the right. The lighthouse provides some relief in the center.Canon 18-135mm IS zoom lens, Canon EOS 550D, polarizer, Straits Quay