Glimpses of Singapore

A water fountain at Marina Center. I tried to frame it in such a way, that the lines would lead the viewer to the center of the photograph, wasn't quite successful though.

Singapore's Skyline with the Merlion at the bottom center.
There are innumerable water fountains in Singapore and the place provides ample opportunities to photograph reflections. Just remember to use the smallest available aperture (biggest f value).
The Cavenagh Bridge, named after Singapore's last Governor and Constructed in 1868; the bridge still boasts of its original splendour. Right next to the bridge is the bronze statue shown below.

This was my favorite of all the innumerable statues that line Singapore. Originally called the "First Generation" it shows 5 Bronze boys jumping into the Singapore waterway.

The Merlion is Singapore's most famous icon. It was designed by Fraser Brunner for the Singapore Tourism Board in 1964 and was used as its logo till 1997. The lion head and fish body of the creature recalls the story of the legendary Sang Nila Utama, who saw a lion while hunting on an island, en route to Malacca. The island eventually became the sea port of Temasek, which later led to the development of the beautiful Singapore.

Esplanade theater on the Bay, is designed to represent the Durian fruit (Fruit similar to Jack fruit). The place is a center of arts, dramas and Operas.
The city of Singapore is a wonderland for all those interested in urban or architectural photography.

Formation Flying

F-16 fighting Falcons of Singapore's Black Knight perform at the Singapore Air Show 2008. I was on board the ship and my H7 camera with 15x zoom was inadequate to cover a airshow. But fortunately for me, these aircraft preferred to carry out their low level acrobatic over sea and with a UV filter fitted to my camera managed to photograph these heart pounding maneuvers.
Since these aircraft are at hight speed, there is hardly any time for framing or focusing. Hence I used aperture Priority mode, set the aperture on f/8 and set the focus on infinity and went on a shutter clicking spree and the aircrafts approached me.

Ship on Fire

This is how a ship looks when it's on fire. We were at Balongan, in Indonesia when a ship 4 miles ahead of us went ablaze. The tugs surrounding the ship were involved in fire fighting and had just moved away, expecting a explosion. After being for four days on fire, the ship finally sank. All crew were saved and there were no casualties.