The Final Hour, Singapore
Photo for August 2011: The Final Hour.
The closure of the railway system in mainland Singapore sparked a frenzy amongst the people. Everyone rushed to catch a glimpse of the tracks before the demoltion takes place.
The last day of July spelt the final day the tracks will be open to the public. Walking some distance all alone at night, there was surprisingly not a soul around. It was in total contrast from the crowds seen in the day. Reaching the railway bridge that was about 5 metres from the ground, I felt alone and enclosed within the confines of the century-old metal structure. It was a surreal feel to be witnessing the final moments of something that almost everyone has always taken for granted.
With a 17mm TSE (Tilt-shift) lens, I was able to do a 3-image vertical panorama from the tracks to the tip of the bridge. The white dots in the sky are short star trails resulting from the 2 minute long exposure.
Canon 5D Mark II, 17mm TSE, processed in Aperture and Photoshop.