The Singapore ArtScience Museum is reflected – albeit inverted by 180 degrees – in the Sky Mirror by Turner Award-winning artist Anish Kapoor. After a wait of several weeks for an unblemished blue sky, I finally got the weather I wanted for this shot in August. The Sky Mirror was installed at Marina Bay in 2014.
This (unedited) image shows the sweeping lines of two Singapore landmarks, with a perspective that emphasises their almost-similar curves. On the left is Marina Bay Sands and on the right is part of the ArtScience Museum.
This (hand-held and unedited) image depicts one of the fleeting moments when the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay, normally floodlit in white, was bathed in red yesterday to mark the approach of Singapore’s golden-jubilee National Day next weekend. The “SG50” message, of course, relates to the 50th anniversary of independence. This image was shot from about 300 metres away, across the bay.
This (hand-held) image of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay was shot from about 300-350m away, near Clifford Pier. The beautiful building was opened in 2011. What really caught my eye here was the lighting that produced slim shadows cast by each “lotus petal” clad in fibre-reinforced polymer. The line of lights on the bottom was a perfect visual device, allowing me to “anchor” my image.
So many shapes, so many architectural styles … all in one frame at Marina Bay Sands. Look carefully at this (hand-held) shot and you’ll see the beautiful lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum in the background. The crowd in this frame was waiting to watch the twice-nightly laser show on the river.