Early this week, I went to see The House of Dancing Water at City of Dreams resort in Macau. This spectacular show was said to have cost almost US$250 million and took 5 years of planning and 2 years of rehearsal. The theme of the show obviously circles around water. The centre of the stage consist of a pool and is 160ft in diameter and 26 feet deep. 5 times the size of an Olympic size swimming pool.
The tickets are not cheap, but it is well worth seeing. The visual impact are simply stunning. Photography is allowed in the show, so long as you don’t use flash. I did not take any DSLR and telephoto lens with me to the show. I only took my little Fujiflim X100 with me this time. However, as most of the show was about seeing the visual effect of the whole scene rather than focusing on just one performer, the X100 with the fixed prime lens worked quite well. The X100 also did exceptionally well in low light with high ISO. I left the camera in auto ISO mode and the camera shot all photos in ISO 3200. I don’t think even my Canon EOS 5D Mark II would have done much better.
All photos were shot in RAW and processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CS5.