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Pierce Reservoir

Posted by
tubby (Singapore, Singapore) on 9 January 2010 in Miscellaneous.

The Pierce Reservoir was originally named the Kalang River Reservoir. It is Singapore's second reservoir. After it was constructed in the lower reaches of the Kalang River in 1910, the surrounding forest was protected as a water catchment reserve. Much of the northern shore of Upper Peirce used to be thriving gambier and pepper plantations in the late 19th century. In 1922, the Kalang River Reservoir was re-named Peirce Reservoir after Mr Robert Peirce, the municipal engineer of Singapore in 1901-1916. In 1975, a dam was constructed at the upper reaches of the Peirce Reservoir, forming the Upper Peirce and Lower Peirce reservoirs.

Canon EOS 500D 1/30 second F/22.0 ISO 100 21 mm

madagasca from Singapore

I always like those reflections from the water. Nice work.

9 Jan 2010 8:34am

@madagasca: Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you like it.

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Nicely composed shot. I might have given it a bit less sky to emphasise the water, bit the pier is so strong it works either way

9 Jan 2010 3:54pm

@Bonvilston: Thanks. Was hoping to capture a little of the blue sky too but somehow it didn't quite turned out the way I like it but managed to get the reflection :)

madagasca from Singapore

was wondering how this looks in HDR?

10 Jan 2010 3:59am

Canon EOS 500D
1/30 second
ISO 100
21 mm