[9 Feb 2008] The Singapore Botanic Gardens has undergone a bit of a spruce-up and there are more amenities now like a food court at the entrance near Gleneagles. This is where we had lunch after Ashley’s weekly morning class at Julia Gabriel and the food there was not too bad. A bit pricey, not much variety, but at least it tasted ok.
We also decided to take some pictures of Ashley at the National Orchid Garden and the only thing working against us was the harsh mid-day sun. Good thing Ashley was in good spirits and after a quick after-lunch nap, we were all raring to go!
The Orchid Garden is about a 10-15 minute walk from the food court and costs about $5 for adults to enter. It’s FOC for kids of course!
Taken in front of Burkill Hall.
Somewhere behind Burkill Hall under a staircase.
Another one from the same spot with Ashley doing a pose!
This was taken at the VIP Orchid Garden.
Another one at the VIP Orchid Garden. We’re starting to feel special!
Sad to say that I think at somewhere between this point, I dropped Zhiyi’s Canon IXUS 860IS compact camera. We only realised it was missing after getting home and the National Parks Board didn’t get anything in their lost and found when we checked later. Must really be more careful in the future and pay attention to who is carrying what! 🙁
At the flight of steps between Burkill Hall and the Tan Hoon Siang Mist House.
Inside the Tan Hoon Siang Mist House.
- Used a reflector to control shadows although it wasn’t necessary at points when the sky was overcast. To explore using this and an off camera flash to produce bigger catchlights.
- Bringing a portable toy piano was a good idea as Ashley had more mood to pose when there was music playing.
- Ashley gets tired after a while so need to try to focus on just 2 attractions in the future and not spend more than 5-10 minutes at each point.
- When mummy is tired, the shoot is effectively OVER! 😛