Saturday, August 30, 2008

Firework Display - The Australian Team

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.

14 comments:

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...nice photos! but how come the photos taken by shah and bag.bear much, much beautiful...???

Inah said...

x de close up ke josh??mcm x clear pulek :(

Josh said...

[Danial] Aiya, that's because my DSLR is a cheap one maa.... hehehe.

[Inah] Sebab abg bear ngan Shah dah tunjuk yang close up, so Josh tunjuk yang lain pulak. Hampir 150 keping gambar Josh ambik.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...heard that you have two DSLR...power...eh, how much huh, 18-22mm lens in malaysia: canon, tamron, sigma?

yazrie said...

nasib baik MACAM explosion je..kalau betul2 bom??? aiyoooo....

:: NbC :: said...

nice.. wish to be there too.. peluh2 shah, Josh steady je eh..?

;-)

yazrie said...

Pinky: Josh BERPELUH KAT CELAH LAIN...LARIIIKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK...

Josh said...

[Danial] It's one SLR, and one DSLR lah. Hm... 18 - 22mm lens... I think Sigma one would be good. Will check it out for you.

[Yaz] Kalo macam bom lagi ler best!

[Pinky] Josh steady je Pinky. hehehe. Abg bear pun x berpeluh macam Shah. No wonder shah punya gambar paling cantik ler kan?

[Yaz] Pesal comment dua kali? pesal mencarut? sepak kang! kih kih kih

Shah said...

Aku memang kuat peluh ler.. Kalu time makan pun dah berpeluh2 inikan pulak time kat outdoor camtu. Lain kali kena upah orang tolong kipaskan lah time ambik gambar fireworks hahahaa

PUTUBAMBU said...

wow... nice bunga api..!!

Josh said...

[Shah] ye ke? ic ic.. lain kali bawak ler tukang kipas. Kan ramai kan? kan? hehee

[Putu] tenkiu-tenkiu.

Beruang Madu said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! cantiknya Josh... kelas lah... speechless tau... good doctors can shoot a very good photos... tahniah lah Josh!!!

Josh said...

[beruang madu] tenkiu-tenkiu! Suka abg bear puji.. ahaks..

Dr. Shah ngan Dr. Hamdi lagi terer menerer bab fotografi nih.

LannY said...

nice pics...really love the 3rd last pic...really nice combination of colors :)