This is a series of three images, taken in close succession, looking up from the walkway in front of the Marina Bay Sands yesterday morning, during practice for the Singapore Countdown 2012 (also on Google+).
In the days leading up to New Year's Eve, the lighting crew around Marina Bay practices their routine for Singapore Countdown 2012 in the early morning hours (i.e., up until about 5 AM). Here are a couple examples of what I saw this morning (cross-posted at Google+).
The window in the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay draws my attention for photography on my predawn walks. First it featured an image of Salvador Dalí, and now it highlights the upcoming Cartier Time Art exhibit opening this week.
Up until around 7 PM this evening, the moonrise was obscured by cloud and I thought there would be no photographic opportunities here in Singapore for the moonrise and eclipse. Suddenly, the moon appeared, and I spent the next 3 hours or so making, selecting, and editing images from my balcony over Marina Bay.
Singapore is one of four cities in 2011 to host Elephant Parade, an effort led by the Asian Elephant Organization.org to financially support conservation of Asian elephants. In total there are over 160 fibreglass baby elephants placed at spots around Singapore that have been decorated by artists.
The Gardens By The Bay Flower Dome was open for a preview during the World Orchid Conference 2011 in Singapore. The garden, accessible via a skybridge from the Marina Bay Sands complex (see the last image below) is still under construction, scheduled to open in June 2012.
For a change of pace this morning from my usual pre-dawn Marina Bay stroll, I walked over to the edge of Singapore's China town and made a few images of the colorful walkways in front of the heritage shop houses along Amoy and Club Streets.
The new Singapore nightclub Avalon opened at Marina Bay Sands this weekend. I walked over early this morning to take a few photos.
The Louis Vuitton shop in the 'floating' building at Marina Bay Sands has opened. I walked over this morning before dawn and made a few images to post, taken from three sides of this very angular building.
On Saturday afternoon the wind conditions were favorable enough for the kite masters to launch their kites at the demonstration area for the Singapore Kite Festival 2011 on the green in between the Sail and the Marina Bay Financial Centre. This sequence of images of a kite master and crew of this very large kite was taken over the span of about 20 minutes, starting at ground level then finishing from about 350 feet up.
I didn't think there was another image to be made of the Dali Unicorn on pubic display at the Marina Bay Sands until I walked by this morning and saw this angle from outside looking in. I set up the tripod, and by coincidence, captured three images at 7 AM first with all the lights on, then as first the outside lights, and then the inside lights were turned off, all in the space of 32 seconds.