The Singapore Flyer is currently the tallest Observation wheel in the world. Described by its operators as an observation wheel], it reaches 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 m (541 ft), and is 5 m (16 ft) taller than the Star of Nanchang and 30 m (98 ft) taller than the London Eye.

Located in Singapore, on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land, it comprises a 150 m (492 ft) diameter wheel and offers broad views of the city centre and beyond to about 45 km (28 mi), including the Indonesian  islands of Batam and Bintan, as well as Johor, Malaysia.

Each of the 28 air-conditioned capsules is capable of holding 28 passengers, and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 37 minutes. Initially rotating in a counter-clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Centre, its direction was changed on 4 August 2008 under the advice of Feng Shui Masters.

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After arriving in Singapore on Saturday I used both the remainder of the day and Sunday to get settled in my area. I even managed to get out for a run on Sunday. My run took me around to the 'Singapore Flyer', passed Raffles Hotel and Boat Quay and lastly back behind the Supreme Court. During my run I managed to spot a good location where I could make a composition of the 'Singapore Flyer'.

The photo is a hand held multiple exposure (-1.3 ev, 0 ev, +1.3 ev) HDR photo. Its the first photo that I have specifically taken with HDR in mind. I used photomatix to tone map the HDR after which I made a few additional adjustments in Aperture.

The one problem I have with the photo is the actual wheel it's self. It is slightly blurred due to me taking my time over shooting all three exposures. I should have just held down the trigger and fired all three exposures of.

 

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