A few days ago I was taken to the the fantastic new Gardens by the Bay in Singapore by fellow photographer Stuart Jenner (www.stuartjennerphotography.com). We wanted to capture some pictures of the new space-age structures in the park which support a walkway for visitors. There were also great views as the sun set behind the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

For some photos it was tricky to expose the whole scene correctly as there was such a wide dynamic range from very light areas to very dark areas. This is often the case when a subject is back lit. I therefore decided to bracket five exposures for each set up (each shot having a slightly different shutter speed therefore letting in more or less light). I then combined these shots to create one combined photo in the HDR programme Photomatix.

I’m not usually a fan of HDR, especially the grungy look the photos sometimes have. But I think the ones I’ve posted here work quite well.