The Southern Ridges – Henderson Waves
A friend of mine recently acquired a Sigma 18-200 f/3.5-6.4 for his Canon 550D and we decided to visit the Henderson Waves since I left the graduation photoshoot midway due to illness. It’s a little known pedestrian bridge spanning 274 m at 36 m above Henderson Road, well for me at least since it’s my first time there, linking Mount Faber Park to Telok Belangah Hill Park. With a breathtaking view of the southern coast of Singapore, extending from Marina Bay to Harbourfront and Labrador Park, it’s no wonder why it’s been a topic of interest recently.
Without a tripod, I had to make do with just an hour of shooting before the sky turned completely dark and I’m glad to have these photos as keepers.
And recently, I discovered that I might be red-green colour deficient, meaning I can’t distinguish certain hues of red and green when they’re placed close to each other. It doesn’t affect me on day-to-day activities, but I was still affected by the news at first. Eventually I realised that I should be thankful it was mild and there are people who suffer from total monochromacy. Nevertheless, this episode started me thinking on what exactly photography is to me, whether it is about how I want my photo to be seen by others, or about how I perceive the sights around me and keeping a record of my own visual experience. Perhaps I might just start shooting in monochrome to see the world from the perspective of those with total colour vision deficiency. Here is the first:
PS: a location map of Henderson Waves.