I can’t help to notice BigLift vessel on Singapore water back in 2016. The bright yellow paint wraps around the vessel giving it a distinctive look from the rest of the fleet nearby. On-board the vessel usually have 2 giant cranes for lifting capabilities purpose. Depending on the type of vessel model, it can load up containers, heavy equipment and other small ships for transportation. Is really amaze me to see an industrial vessel is so powerful.
For the photography part, i have observed that the vessel is on Singapore’s water for a period of time. I decided to make a trip soonest to go create an image of the vessel. As the vessel is far away from my nearest location. I brought a 70-200 f/4 telephoto lens and a tripod for this trip.
As you can see in the picture, i placed my tripod and use a 70mm to take this picture. The sky happened to have a bright moon on top of the vessel, it will be a waste not to include the moon in my composition. I choose to photograph this image during the magic hour as i wanted a saturated blue colour and in contrast to the deep yellow colour BigLift vessel. I also deliberately include a man in the foreground who was standing down there, you can see a little man’s silhouette just below the vessel. Thanks to the reflection from the moon, the area was well-lighted up!
Soon the sky turned dark, i went further down to the further end of the shore to make the above picture. I zoom into 200mm to capture the entire length of the vessel. I was shooting is a very small aperture like f/16 to create a starburst effect. The shutter speed was 30 seconds, and when i check the picture it was actually sharp despite been floating on the sea.
I have been wanting to share these 2 pictures for a very long time, somehow the picture was ‘lost’ in my sea of digital files. I finally found it and share these 2 images i really like with all of you. As this is a personal shoot, i can work on my creative juices.
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