Chasing The Sun #04: Lower Peirce Reservoir

No, that is not a spelling error. The correct spelling is indeed Peirce as it was named in commendation of Robert Peirce, municipal engineer of Singapore from 1901 to 1916 (Source: National Parks website).


This is another reservoir popular with the shutterbugs for sunset photography. I was shooting low from the water’s edge. I used a slow shutter speed to give the water that silky smooth texture. Sky was a bit on the cloudy side but provided some interesting detail.


10 thoughts on “Chasing The Sun #04: Lower Peirce Reservoir

  1. What a beautiful shot with a tranquil setting. You must have planned all your subjects and locations very well ahead. Thank you for sharing always Vincent. Your photos can bring joy to my heart lah.

    I must start experimenting my mini DSLR with slow shutter speed.

    • I usually research online beforehand where to go and the weather conditions. Good sunset locations are rather limited in Singapore and I’ve visited all the popular ones. Haha. Yes, you should try experimenting with slow shutter speed. Get a tripod or just rest the camera on any nearby objects.

      I love shooting with slow shutter speed because you won’t know what the photo will look like until the camera spits out the preview. It’s like what Forrest Gump’s mama once said about chocolate boxes. You never know what you’re going to get!

  2. The first picture is truly breathtaking.

    I love how you got the accents and the reflection on the water surface. That’s really beautiful, in a haunting way.

    The way you got the pavilion / gazebo is perfect too – it’s like it has its own inverse twin in the reflection.

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