Yup, I know. For some time now my photography has shifted towards two subjects—food and the sky. On a fine Tuesday afternoon I was outside on my balcony and saw some interesting cloud formations developing. I instinctively knew that I would get better shots at the Straits Quay area, so I grabbed my Canon EOS 550D with 10-22mm ultra wide angle lens, popped on a Hoya HD polarizer, and took off for the mall. Here are some of my favorite shots.
(Above) Straits Quay taken from the car park. I shot this at the widest end of my Canon 10-22mm lens. I love the way the foliage borders the top and bottom of this picture. The Hoya HD polarizer is simply amazing—it’s literally make-up for the sky.
(Below) I went out to the promenade and was met with this awesome sight—I’d never seen such a wonderful spectacle before. I quickly fired off several shots.
(Above) I crouched down and played with the distortion and perspective that made me love the Canon 10-22mm in the first place. The railings lead our eyes toward the far distance.
(Below) The lighthouse becomes a leaning tower. The polarizer not only made the sky bluer, it also cut down the reflections on the sea surface.
(Above) That phenomenal cloud formation again. This time I used the rocks on the shore as added interest. I did my best to keep the horizon straight; guess I should have brought my tripod along.
(Below) A view of the marina, shot at the widest end. I like the way the foreground boat (Minnie) points us towards the distance.Canon 10-22mm ultra wide angle zoom, Canon EOS 550D, polarizer, Straits Quay