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    Quote Originally Posted by miaoteh View Post
    who say no tripod cannot shoot fireworks?

    was at west coast park counting down with my friends, did not expect to see fireworks from there, no time to set up tripod.. can only shoot handheld..

    2 secs, f10, iso 200, 105mm, handheld.



    of coz i got some funny trails like this also, "ARTS"??
    2 secs, f10, iso 200, 70mm, handheld.


    cheers and happy new year!
    Thanks for sharing, it is a very NICE shot expecially without tripot.
    You must be having a pair of steady hand mann.

    Well done.
    Enjoy your every moment with our nature and friends

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Originally Posted by Stratix View Post

    Can't believe this. The atreos security people just told everyone to remove tripods on the esplanade bridge. Their reason of doing so, is because the bridge will be crowded. WTF?!

    I think they worry about having too many tripod holes on the bridge and they will structurally weaken it.
    something juz occur to me reading this post:
    if we pack up the tripods, wun it make the bridge MORE crowded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuanwk View Post
    something juz occur to me reading this post:
    if we pack up the tripods, wun it make the bridge MORE crowded?
    Yes, it will be even more crowded on the bridge!

    I was there, people were streaming in non-stop. Got tripod, no tripod also crowded lah.

    The rule is stupid.

    I tend to agree that no tripod rule will hamper with the creativity of the photographers. Can someone care to take a 10 secs shot of the firework without any tripod, and show it to us?

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    Default Re: No tripods on esplanade bridge!

    heng, i was at the other side, the flyer area, plenty of space to deploy the tripod there.
    Last edited by Simon_84; 5th January 2010 at 02:04 PM.

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    next year, no tripod, no pen knife, no scissors, no camera! only use your eyes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post


    i haven't used a penknife for 6 months... i think.

    ok la, but i got use scissors.





    i also never use it for long time too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    but do you not think it is reasonable to ban penknives in such an event? Much like banning them on flights.....

    well i don't think they check whether you bring in pen knifes or not during the countdown... too many people for them to handle...

    if one want to aggressive, anything can become thir weapon... i think a monopod or tripod is a better weapon than pen knife...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakon09 View Post
    Nowadays got ISO 1.2 billion, so tripod quite redundant.

    got meh? i wan leh where to buy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppie View Post
    got meh? i wan leh where to buy?
    pls get it from Mr Brown! yeah yeah!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by archlover View Post
    i'm not at the esplanade bridge during new year's time,
    but i just try to understand the situation there...
    i only got this photo of esplanade bridge in the next morning... assuming the safety barrier is there, and the people with tripod i put proportionally there using the girl as reference...
    below is the sketch...


    it seems a normal guy, with a normal size of tripod, and with normal camera ( ok la.. this guy on my sketch using large format, but tripod size the same mah? ) will blocked half of the circulation of the esplanade bridge. ( can agak agak see it by seeing the tiles patterns.. )
    So if i count the capacity of circulation of the bridge... assuming using whole width of it in 5 minutes can cater for 100 people crossing for an end to other end, then now with half width can only take 50 people crossing. Very rough calculation, but i mean you guys get the point right? i think not fair to judge the rules only from "aspiring artistic photographer" point of view... you need to see from public normal people point of view as well... as we shared the same public place....

    ok la, i talk too much...
    2 legs of the tripod can be against the fencing so effective space taken up would be less
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    then they should have allowed skateboarders and rollerbladers too....No wonder Singapore can never excel in sports.....these move faster than people on foot too kekeke
    Last edited by ed9119; 5th January 2010 at 09:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfoto100 View Post
    well i don't think they check whether you bring in pen knifes or not during the countdown... too many people for them to handle...

    if one want to aggressive, anything can become thir weapon... i think a monopod or tripod is a better weapon than pen knife...
    That actually depends on where you come from..... stick clan or knife clan.....

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    Hope they won't ban tripods at the Intergrated Resorts as it will be crowded too.
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    don't blame the aetos people la.. they are paid to carry out management's orders.

    Anyway, I think the management was right not to allow tripods. It has to remain safely accessible. The traffic on the bridge can't possibly come to a complete standstill. And if people walking past trip on your tripod, you can wave goodbye to your camera. Might even cause a domino effect and knock down the neighbouring cameras.

    If you really want a good vantage point, pay for it (hotel room etc.). i doubt u can get a good 10 sec shot on the bridge anyway, even with a tripod. people pushing past will knock into it.

    If you've been a photographer long enough. You should know that many places don't allow tripods. Not only in Singapore, but overseas as well.

    If you really want a good spot, then join the press. They normally fence off a square area, even build a raised platform. Only photographers with press pass can enter. Normally heavily guarded.
    Last edited by oneluckyguy; 6th January 2010 at 11:56 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffL View Post
    Hope they won't ban tripods at the Intergrated Resorts as it will be crowded too.
    Just wait for the first time some self righteous photographer sets up their uber large tripod on some crowded public path and then some one trips over it.

    Photographer and hapless pedestrian get into a fight, security has to break them up, and the resort's management will respond by banning tripods on the site, tarring all photographers with the same brush.

    Most of these 'stupid' rules are the result of a minority being dumb and the rest of us being caught in the net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew View Post
    Most of these 'stupid' rules are the result of a minority being dumb and the rest of us being caught in the net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew View Post
    Most of these 'stupid' rules are the result of a minority being dumb and the rest of us being caught in the net.

    But you can't see this type of rule applies in a football game.
    One player makes an offense, the rest of the team did not
    get off the field. Only the player who makes the offense.

    Neither do you see this in the classroom. When one student
    makes a funny behavior not the whole class get the punishment,
    only that particular student did.

    Really it is hard to comprehend the thoughts that go into making
    that kind of decision. Photographers always suffer more. Why?



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    2 legs good, 3 legs bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    But you can't see this type of rule applies in a football game.
    One player makes an offense, the rest of the team did not
    get off the field. Only the player who makes the offense.

    Neither do you see this in the classroom. When one student
    makes a funny behavior not the whole class get the punishment,
    only that particular student did.

    Really it is hard to comprehend the thoughts that go into making
    that kind of decision. Photographers always suffer more. Why?


    it's easier to simply ban all than to go into defining in detail what passes and what doesnt..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I think they worry about having too many tripod holes on the bridge and they will structurally weaken it.
    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    2 legs good, 3 legs bad
    2 leg no brain oso no gd..

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