We’re sure that everyone appreciates a beautiful, colour-streaked sunset that inspires optimism and admiration for nature! That being said, in Singapore we have quite a number of iconic spots to catch sunsets, and there is really no better place than at Lower Peirce Reservoir! We had previously spoke about our adventures along the Lower Peirce Reservoir Trail, which links up to MacRitchie Reservoir, and this large nature reserve is well-known and populated with hikers, joggers and casual visitors during the weekends.
Of course, it is sometimes hard to predict the weather (even with apps on our smartphones), and in our visits to capture the sunset at Lower Peirce Reservoir, we had differing experiences and outcomes with our photos…
On our first trip, the sky was overcast with hints of drizzle every so often. Despite the risks we were taking i.e. no beautiful sunset, we still made our way to test out some new camera gear we had obtained recently: a modified Fujifilm Instax Wide 300, with interchangeable Mamiya lens! This camera was novel to us as we had issues with other modified cameras using the Lomography Bel-Air Instax Wide back (which I’m sure we will be discussing in due course), and we were keen to lay our hands on that modified camera! Despite the disappointing outcome i.e. no beautiful sunset to behold, we did manage to capture other shots:
On our second visit, there were a smattering of grey clouds, but the sky relented and gave up its sun as the day progressed to evening! Even though we could not witness the kaleidoscopic colours that so many other photographers have captured during sunsets at Lower Peirce Reservoir, we were content to capture what photos we could, and to hopefully come back another day where the sky would be more favourable!
As the reservoir is a favourite hotspot for photographers, we will definitely return to capture more sunsets! Holla if you’re from Singapore and love capturing sunsets at Lower Peirce!
Till next time,