Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Singapore Fireworks Festival ~ 17th August 2007
The Singapore Fireworks Festival 2007 was part of the month long National Day 2007 celebrations and it was an event that many Singaporeans look foward to every year.
Initially, I wasn't able to obtain the ticket to the Marina Bay Floating Gallery and planned to set up my equipment along the Esplanade again. However, a few days before that, I received a pleasant suprise when Ah Long called me, informing me that he got me a spare ticket ! I was so happy and grateful.
After meeting my clients for lunch and tea, delivered goods to GESS, I met Ah Long, Cel and Dr X at the Esplanade and we proceed to Marina Bay Floating Gallery. There were lots of people and action, flea market, food stalls, children playground and buskers performing. We roamed around for a while before going up to our Green Zone seats.
We were seated slightly early, entertaining ourselves by taking photos. Soon, it was time to prepare my tripod and DSLR, tuning the setup and examing the angle of view for the background and height of the fireworks.
The fireworks on friday was by Team Spain and it was a wonderful display of pyrotechnics performance and musical cherography. An excellent 15 minutes of artistic fireworks display and I thoroughly enjoyed the fireworks festival, taking 142 photos of fireworks (although only a few would be "passed" suitable for display).
After the fireworks, we decided to stay back and explore the floating gallery, taking photos of the surroundings and we can see how busy the Esplanade was when the event was over. Went over to Marina Square for dinner before calling it a day. An exhausting day for me yet very happy overall, especially with my fireworks photos!
Look out soon for a dedicated Team Spain Fireworks photo display!