Singapore

15 03 2012

Singapore –

Well I’m back from my recent short trip to Singapore . I have to say Singapore is a lovely , clean city with so much in amazing architecture . We actually stayed in one of the unique buildings during our 4 night stop , which was the Marina Bay Sands . This building is billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property , valued at $8 billion, including cost of the prime land . The actual hotel building is three separate towers going up to 55 stories , with one of its main attractions on the top of the building the Sky Park which is oddly enough looks like a ship on the top of the three towers . The Skypark feature some of the most breath taking views of the Singapore skyline and also features several restaurants , clubs , bars , spas , viewing platforms and its main attraction the infinity pool over looking the city. The infinity pool is actually the largest elevated swimming pool in the world and is great way to cool down on the humid Singapore days .

Some of the other features of the property are  2,561 hotel rooms , a 1,300,000-square-foot convention-exhibition centre, the 800,000-square-foot shops” The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall “, a museum which is another unique building offering lots of photographic opportunities , two large theatres , seven “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, an ice skating rink, and the world’s largest atrium casino plus they put on the Southeast Asia largest lights and laser show every night . Over the stay at the Marina Bay sands was an unique and pleasant stay , besides the one little hiccup with electronic cards and the elevators . It also offers plenty of photographic opportunities of the Singapore city and buildings been a close walk around  .

Some of the other attractions we indulged in were a dinner on the Singapore High Flyer which is a   giant Ferris wheel which reaches 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 m (541 ft), making it the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world  . It has some amazing views from the top of the ride during sunset and night . Sentosa Island which feature amusement parks like Universal Studios and various restaurants , shops , golf courses , shows , and other attractions . We also went sight seeing through Singapore and Visited China Town and Little India . The food over in Singapore is some of the best in the world and we enjoyed several tasty dinners . One of the highlight restaurants was Sabai fine thai on the bay . Went shopping in Orchard Road which has something like 40 odd huge shopping centres , we spent half a day there and only went through 4 of them and got lost several times .

Overall we both had an enjoyable time in Singapore and found the city to be tourist friendly , easier to navigate with the train system and has many unique photographic opportunities with the interesting buildings and skyline . Would have like to spend longer and seen a few more sights and travelled out of the city a bit more however .

With photography news I managed to get a lot of shots in Singapore will have several more coming soon . I been busy with my photography as well been back website is just about ready to launch , dont forget to follow me on face book for a chance to win a 45″ limited edition Fuji Flex print at http://www.facebook.com/Kirkhillephotography . I also have several photographic bookings made a couple commercial for magazines and a few weddings coming up . Looks like 2012 is going to be an even bigger year for Kirk Hille Photography .

All Images were taken with the Canon 5D MKII and 24-70 F2.8 USM L Lens and Lee soft Grad Filters

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Perth City Reflections

20 12 2011

 

Perth City Reflections

The other week I was watching the sky and looked like would be a nice sunset . I didn’t have enough time to drive any were besides the South Perth foreshore , so headed down there and waited for the sunset . Had some nice light and took a few shots this is a 7 image stitch of the sunset . The new BHP building certainly made and impact on the look of the Perth , I would have to say architectural ways it is not the most exciting looking building when compared to what sort of buildings are going up in Dubai and China .

Hope every one has a great Christmas and new Years . More images and finished website will be coming shortly in 2012

Taken with the Canon 5DMKII and 24-70mm F/2.8L USM Lens and Lee soft Grad Filters . 7 Image Stitch

F/L : 70MM
ISO:100
F10
S0.3

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Perth Skyline 2011

28 11 2011

 

 

The Perth Skyline has seen some major changes this last couple of years . The swarm of cranes that had littered our skyline for the last year have all but just disappeared . The most major change has been the new BHP skyscraper which towers over the skyline . Last weekend I had a busy time of photographing the new skyline for a client , the condition were not great but happy with some of the results . Here are a few images I took this weekend .

* The top image is a 7 image stitch from Kings park at sunset

* The below image is a single long exposure at twighlight

* The bottom image is from South Perth Decoy at sunset

 

 





Perth City

14 05 2011

Perth Skyline .

Finished work the other day just before sunset and seeing as looked like would get some nice light decided to swing by kings Park on the way home to get a shot of the skyline as they have just about finished the new skyscraper .

I have to say after watching some discovery channel docos on buildings and skyscrapers around Asia and Middle east that our new building is rather bland and boring .

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . Was a 8 image stitch .

Focal Length : 70m
ISO : 50
F : 16
S : 2s

A few other single images as well

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters .

Focal Length : 62m
ISO : 50
F : 16
S : 1.3s

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters .

Focal Length : 34m
ISO : 50
F : 18
S : 30s





Melbourne

7 05 2011

Melbourne city is the capital city of the State of Victoria and was founded in 1835 . It is Australia’s second most populated city and probally most culture city in Australia boasting great events, a passion for food and wine and a fabulous arts scene .

I loved l walking around the Melbourne streets the it has a lot of character with all the old Victorian buildings . This is 3 images of the Melbourne skyline taken at different times of the Day from Sunrise to Day to Night  .

Melbourne Sunrise

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . Was a 8 image stitch .

Focal Length : 50m
ISO : 100
F : 16
S : .4s

Melbourne Day

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . Was a 8 image stitch .
Focal Length : 50m
ISO : 50
F : 16
S : .6s

Melbourne Night

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . Was a 9 image stitch .
Focal Length : 50m
ISO : 100
F : 13
S : 30s






New York

1 04 2011

Going through some more images from my trip last year to the United States . Unfortunately during my stay in New York the light was shocking and dull . Had a bit of a play around in PS of the New York skyline .
Taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters

8 image stitch .
Focal Length : 70m

ISO : 100

F : 14

S : 1.4s





Miami City

21 06 2010

Miami City was the 3rd stop during my trip to the US . One even took a cab to one of the islands off the freeway to get some photographs of the Miami city skyline .

I did some research before going and most of the reviews I read advised this spot was safe even though it didn’t look like it . There was a bunch of homeless people camped out under the bridge , some crazy guy yelling at himself , some young hooligans parked in there car drinking and random cars pulling up and leaving all the time .

It was starting to get dark and I didn’t think there was going to be any color and though about packing up early as I was a bit worried about standing out there by myself with all that expensive camera gear in the dark . In the end deiced to wait another 15 mins glad  did as got a very colorful sunset and got home safely .