Lately I am trying to figure out one of the Singapore’s landmarks – The Singapore Flyer. This huge Ferris wheel allegedly barely makes enough money to keep itself in operation but despite that it makes for a wonderful photographic object.

Some lessons learnt today:

  • As demonstrated by #4, the Flyer turns into bit of a light kitsch circus when the sun goes down, so the ideal time to take photos of it is before this happens – maybe start around 5pm (the lights start around 7pm)
  • As the cabins move around it seems to work out great if the exposure time is a multiple of the cabin movement period – I should figure out what this cabin period is exactly
  • Some clouds as a background might be nice, but this is a bit hard to get in Singapore