The Australian Team, the last team of the Malaysian International Firework Competition, really lived up to their name as the defending champion in last year's competition. The firework display was on 29th August 2008. My wife and I meet up with Mr. Wan and family at our place. The bears, Dr. Shah and Abg Yazeed joined in while Fendi Osman (first time meeting him) chipped in a bit later.
Thanks to Mr. Wan who'd made some research and printed out a Putrajaya map with indications of a few good spots for viewing, we picked a spot beside the lake, opposite to the Wawasan Bridge. It's the 'tempat baru' beside the lake in the map below. Since no one really know how to go to the place, my Navigator came in handy.
The place was really beautiful. The reflections on the lake perfected the choice of fireworks photography.
The bears got their equipments fitted in no time. Some preparation and pre-testing is necessary in night photography.
The firework was performed not far away from the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), probably a few hundred meters away.
The firework displays various colours, shapes, and sizes.
The finale was jaw dropping. The fireworks were so bright that they look like a massive explosion of fire with various colours.
Fendi, Abg Yazeed, Dr. Shah and me after the firework display. Spot the wet patches of sweat on Dr. Shah's T-shirt, a solid proof that photography can enhance blood circulation and promotes healthy sweating. hehe.
I had a great time that night.