Long Exposure Photography at Blue Hour by Joey J πŸ“Έ


Making of a Photograph: Part 9 – Singapore Skyline with Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

This photo of Singapore skyline with Buddha Tooth Relic Temple was photographed during the week leading up to Chinese New Year in January 2022.

I shot it from a corridor of an HDB (public housing) flat located behind the temple, which is quite a popular photography spot among local photography enthusiasts and even tourists.

In some countries, it might be unthinkable to shoot from such a place (due to privacy laws), but in Singapore, the corridor in an HDB flat is considered a public and shared space, so residents also don’t seem to care at all about the “visitors”. πŸ˜…

By the way, the temple lights up only on certain days like Chinese New Year, so the flat attracts a lot of photographers (like me πŸ˜…) on such occasions. When you see this flat from the outside, you can spot faces of photographers with tripods on every high floor. πŸ˜‚ This photo, by the way, was shot from the 12th floor’s corridor.


About MeAbout the Author: LASTLIGHTS.NET is a passion project of Joey J, a Singapore-based Japanese photographer primarily shooting cityscape photography with long exposure at blue hour. Visit his Home Gallery (30 most favourite photos taken) or download his free eBook, Getting Started with Long Exposure Photography.


April 28, 2023 | Permalink

A very interesting post about a lovely place. Enjoy!

April 29, 2023 | Permalink

Outstanding photo, Joey!

April 30, 2023 | Permalink

Your photography is stunning!

May 1, 2023 | Permalink

Joey these are so photogenic. Anita

May 1, 2023 | Permalink

Buen post .

May 4, 2023 | Permalink

I really like this picture you posted!! Very Pretty!!!!

May 7, 2023 | Permalink

Really love this shot, the sky is beautiful and the perfect color!

    May 7, 2023 | Permalink

    Thanks, actually it’s East sky. πŸ˜… One day I want to try here at dawn, but might have to stay in a nearby hotel to wake up in time. πŸ˜‚

May 15, 2023 | Permalink

I enjoyed your blue hour photos! They have a “stop and enjoy the moment” sort of feeling. Thank you!

    May 15, 2023 | Permalink

    Thank you! Yes, there is no rush shooting long exposure photos at blue hour. Just slow down, start the exposure, then stop it after a few minutes. πŸ˜€

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