At about 6.30 a.m., this is what I saw of the Merlion lighted up and having just started on its very distinctive 'act'. This reminds me of my last trip up to Jiuzhaigou Valley in Sichuan, PRC (about 3,000 metres above sea-level) during which I suffered a disastrous bout of altitude sickness, and ended up doing a pretty good imitation of the Merlion 'act'!
This is a long exposure shot of The Esplanade Bridge, with the street lights being reflected off the waters. Quite surreal with a little bit of digital post-processing.
And if you now ask me where are those dawn shots with the rising sun in the background, I can only sheepishly answer that I didn't check the weather the day before. With a slight haze descending on the morning, and very little cloud play, the dawn was for me pretty bland and undramatic and my other shots turned out like 'crap'. Okay, this is the classic 'workman blaming his tools' excuse (in this case, blame the weather) as my other FlickrSG buddies did manage to take some pretty awesome shots, like this one, this one, and this one. These guys are good, aren't they?
Looks like I need more practice and more early morning traipsing!