Monday, July 17, 2006

BRUNEI | HM Sultan B'day | 15 July 2006 | The Fireworks

The month of July every year... especially starting on the 15th July is the much awaited time by the public in general.. because it marks the starting of the month long festivity for the celebration of His Majesty the Sultan's birthday, and this year will be the 60th birthday celebration.

Firework display or "Bunga Api" in Malay.... is one of the annual event, where by all walks of life will gather with their families and friends to watch this spectacular event... the firework can be seen from various location around the city ... e.g. the capital city (along the waterfront of Kampung Ayer) and the Damuan Recreation Park etc.

Last year we photograph the event from the verge of the waterfront ... but this year we tried a different place, which is the Damuan Recreational Park near the Istana Nurul Iman (HM's Official Palace)....

Despite the AF4 (Akademi Fantasia 4) concert live on tv .. lotsa people still prefer to gather and see the firework display ...

.. one of the difficulties was .... that bright spotlight directed towards the park ... it made setting the exposure eer.. how shall I say ... goes haywire.... run havoc... wateverlah ... you will notice it when you look at the pix....

With that.. I'll leave u with these photos .... .


... the crowds waiting for the fireworks...

.. lurus tah nya Din Beramboi ... "...kemah kemping pun ada...."






The Istana Nurul Iman ... at night ...










... some effects... playing with the zoom lens

.. children playing at the sculpture....."... awu baik jua basi.. mun inda...hmmm.."






.. close up view of the golden dome....



...some of the photographers...





... the island across the river ... it was actually pitch black .. but this was taken with a very slow shutter...

... some of the sculptures at the park ... view at nite time...
and if you ever wonder how fireworks will look like in black & white ... well here you are ... ;)





10 comments:

Puzian said...

I looked at your blog at 3.57 am... Im posting some pics to my gallery... hai all behind the scheduled... eh G I missed to shot the fireworks... bila ni G? Malam minggukah?

G-`FerRo said...

.. awu malam minggu .. kira kes last minute lah ni .. hehe ani pun upload last minute .. need to dedo this post ...

puzian said...

G-ferro... I got domain name so mcm mana connect to my blogger? tq

G-`FerRo said...

domain name? U bought it udah kah? ..in that case u can just go to your domain seller... login.. access your profile.. then u can re-direct it to where ever u want it ... :)

Digitaliez said...

Hey i just browse thru your firework photos.. i find that the spot light is giving a problem.. Am i right? Maybe we can meet up together at silver jubilee park for firework shooting???

Devin said...

Hi, we were those other photographers at Damuan that day and we are in your pics, haha. Nice to meet you. I've uploaded some photos taken that night on my site. Not really good though as it was our first time trying to photograph fireworks. Yours are good, and yeah the spot light was irritating. Cheers...

puzian said...

G-ferro... 23rd you dimana? boleh jua sharing the fireworks tips.. my first ni...

G-`FerRo said...

Digitaliez ... thanks for visiting ... yea .. that bright light kinda spoilt the exposure... but I know there is a purpose of that bright light there... and that is one of the challenge for photographers I guess ... and silver jubilee? Any firework there is it?

G-`FerRo said...

Devin.. so those were u guys ... didn't know about it .. btw .. hi ... thanks for dropping by .. otherwise we could say hi in Damuan hehe .. n you guys as well find it difficult to tackle that spotlight eh hehe...

.. and yeah .. I've check your site as well... you are too kind... your photos are more impressive than mine hehe ... welcome to the club btw ... :)

G-`FerRo said...

Puzian ... 23rd? .. apa ada? ada bunga api kah ? ...bersama rakyat kan tu ... siang mana ada bunga api ... bunga hidup adalah hehe... btw ... still dunno what to ... pikir dulu .. cari mimpi ... hehe