Page 4 of 10 FirstFirst ... 234569 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 80 of 187

Thread: Singapore Fireworks Festival 2004

  1. #61

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by meng
    correct link:
    http://www.sff2004.com/event.html
    think have to reach the 6 hotspots before around 4pm, then will be able to secure a good position. else, can forget about it.
    I think a convenient area would be at the Esplanade and the ex-merlion park. But I'm not too sure if they are situated too close to the fireworks for us to take pictures. We may need to secure a good distance in order not to have the fireworks displays blowing up so big; pleasing for the naked eyes but not for the viewfinder. Can anyone confirm on a good spot for photographers?

  2. #62
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    East, Singapore
    Posts
    4,220

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by meng
    digital can la
    hohoho... long time no see you!!!!! ai ya... i am using c5050z, narrowest aperture f8.0, in order to prevent overexpose i cannot have too slow a shutter speed, which will lead to very short trails... any advise? (or should i start a new thread )

  3. #63
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    East, Singapore
    Posts
    4,220

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder
    I think a convenient area would be at the Esplanade and the ex-merlion park. But I'm not too sure if they are situated too close to the fireworks for us to take pictures. We may need to secure a good distance in order not to have the fireworks displays blowing up so big; pleasing for the naked eyes but not for the viewfinder. Can anyone confirm on a good spot for photographers?
    good spot will depend on the photographer himself i think. do you just want to take shots of the fireworks, or with seaview and trails, where not so crowded and yet can take decent shots...

  4. #64
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    West side of S'pore
    Posts
    5,528

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by beivied
    good spot will depend on the photographer himself i think. do you just want to take shots of the fireworks, or with seaview and trails, where not so crowded and yet can take decent shots...
    Well, there are many potential good spots but must go and recce lar. On the actual day dunno which parts will be cordoned off for VIP's, probably Fullerton/Merlion Park area?
    Esplanade bridge will be pretty crowded I guess. Benjamin Sheares Bridge? Might be too close to the fireworks being fired.

    Actually best if can book a room at one of the hotels ard the area (provided they're not fully booked on the dates yet...). Maybe u guys can share and book one or two rooms (hehe just a suggestion). Offers the best view sumemore. Swisshotel Stamford anyone?

  5. #65
    Senior Member jOhO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    6,485

    Default

    er.. does anyone know "exactly" where the fireworks will be FIRED from?

  6. #66
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    East, Singapore
    Posts
    4,220

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jOhO
    er.. does anyone know "exactly" where the fireworks will be FIRED from?

    please check the link that meng has provided. it shows the map and firing spot.

  7. #67

    Default

    1) dkw (8th-prob, 15th)
    2) Panda (1st, 8th, 15th)
    3) Luval (1st and prob 8th)
    4) Khoo (1st Aug.)
    5) bigfatfish ( 1,8,15)
    6) es0teric (8, 15)
    7) snowspeeder (1, 15)
    8) beivied, all three days (hopefully)
    9)Polo_pro(8th Aug)
    10) djchris (1st, 8th, 15th)

  8. #68

    Default

    "secure a good distance" means might have some heads and bodies obstructing the view if you are going to include some buildings or singapore river inside the picture
    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder
    I think a convenient area would be at the Esplanade and the ex-merlion park. But I'm not too sure if they are situated too close to the fireworks for us to take pictures. We may need to secure a good distance in order not to have the fireworks displays blowing up so big; pleasing for the naked eyes but not for the viewfinder. Can anyone confirm on a good spot for photographers?

  9. #69

    Default

    MIA!!
    have full manual mode right?
    last year i were shooting slides on 35mm SLR, using ISO100, F16, shutter between 2s to 6s, exposure and trails was ok and acceptable. So if can use ISO100, F8, shutter not beyond 3-4s, might still be ok. And I think some guys used F8 too, but I personally prefer F16 as the trails will then be finer and thinner

    Quote Originally Posted by beivied
    hohoho... long time no see you!!!!! ai ya... i am using c5050z, narrowest aperture f8.0, in order to prevent overexpose i cannot have too slow a shutter speed, which will lead to very short trails... any advise? (or should i start a new thread )

  10. #70

    Default

    anyone is airforce here or filthy rich enough to get a chopper?
    Quote Originally Posted by Garion
    Well, there are many potential good spots but must go and recce lar. On the actual day dunno which parts will be cordoned off for VIP's, probably Fullerton/Merlion Park area?
    Esplanade bridge will be pretty crowded I guess. Benjamin Sheares Bridge? Might be too close to the fireworks being fired.

    Actually best if can book a room at one of the hotels ard the area (provided they're not fully booked on the dates yet...). Maybe u guys can share and book one or two rooms (hehe just a suggestion). Offers the best view sumemore. Swisshotel Stamford anyone?

  11. #71

    Default


    if anyone still can't get it after viewing the map, it's the area underneath the bengamin sheares bridge-ECP ( to the left side if you are standing on sheares bridge shooting the skyline or night scenery of CBD).
    So I believe the best place to view the fireworks is on the bridge itself, will appear big big But not the best place if you are shooting and intend to include some buildings, water etc in the picture, and get ready a wide angle lens at least 24mm, else some fireworks will be out of the frame even if you include only the fireworks itself.
    Quote Originally Posted by beivied
    please check the link that meng has provided. it shows the map and firing spot.

  12. #72

    Default

    hi all... me going on all 3 weekends.... anyway.... any of u guys bought the festival t shirt??? so tt we could shoot the concerts they have after the fireworks.....

  13. #73
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Catchment Area
    Posts
    2,441

    Default Marina South City Park

    I think that is a good location, definitely not too crowded in terms of people and cars. Just a short walk to the coast line. And each of us can open our big tripods and secure a good position. And bring enough makan and drinks.

    Who like to join me on 1st Aug.

  14. #74

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    I think that is a good location, definitely not too crowded in terms of people and cars. Just a short walk to the coast line. And each of us can open our big tripods and secure a good position. And bring enough makan and drinks.

    Who like to join me on 1st Aug.
    May I know what is the timing like?

  15. #75

    Default

    think this will be a crowded festival!
    i'll be going too but still not sure where to park tripod.

    went for a fast recce around esplanade, merlion and clifford pier.
    think i'll rule out esplanade and merlion to avoid headshots and straining neck.
    besides there will be lotsa viewers around those areas. tripod get kicked, or u get elbowed around. but i may be wrong.

    clifford pier, slightly better. no fanciful structures to include except for the jetty. but 1 or 2 ktv boats may be around... *crosses fingers*

    other sides? not so sure yet. any scouts?

    s'poreans have the habit of 'chop' tables with tissues. it'll be interesting if we see tripods or something with no one around at about 2pm!
    good luck!
    Last edited by memoryAN; 25th July 2004 at 06:35 PM.

  16. #76
    Senior Member scud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,808

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by memoryAN
    think this will be a crowded festival!
    i'll be going too but still not sure where to park tripod.

    went for a fast recce around esplanade, merlion and clifford pier.
    think i'll rule out esplanade and merlion to avoid headshots and straining neck.
    besides there will be lotsa viewers around those areas. tripod get kicked, or u get elbowed around. but i may be wrong.

    clifford pier, slightly better. no fanciful structures to include except for the jetty. but 1 or 2 ktv boats may be around... *crosses fingers*
    yup, u are right man, went recce there this morning, this are my findings:
    1) esplanade - will be very flooded with ppl, mainly couples, family
    2) shears bridge - NO NO as you will be very close to the firing site, also smoke will also cause distraction
    3) esplanade bridge - Good location
    4) Merlion - VIP area, might be cordoned off
    5) Clifford Pier - Good location, if view is not obstructed by boats. there is a custom checkpoint at this pier. was inform by the police that taking photos is prohibited at this area (maybe near the check pt). told him that there will be firework in coming weeks, and will it be ok during that time, he said should be OK. so guys, no warranty that they will allow.

  17. #77
    Senior Member jOhO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    6,485

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by beivied
    please check the link that meng has provided. it shows the map and firing spot.
    oh damn.. i must be blind... didn't scroll up..

    thanx man!!

  18. #78
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    West side of S'pore
    Posts
    5,528

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jOhO
    oh damn.. i must be blind... didn't scroll up..

    thanx man!!
    Bro, u going?

    Possibly going on all three dates, have yet to cfm. Maybe going with my own friends, so if i see a huge crowd of tripods and cams, must be u guys.

  19. #79
    Member kiama's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    .SG
    Posts
    1,074

    Default As seen from Shear's Bridge

    the firing spot is shown on my pic, seen from Shears Bridge. Pic uncropped taken with a 17mm lens on 1.6 mulitplier DSLR(anything more than 20mm wont be ideal). As mentioned, it's pretty near the action and limits the composition . my coming target area is the Esplanade roof...who wants join me for a recce ?


    New Year's Day '04
    Last edited by kiama; 26th July 2004 at 03:43 AM.

  20. #80
    Senior Member jOhO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    6,485

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Garion
    Bro, u going?

    Possibly going on all three dates, have yet to cfm. Maybe going with my own friends, so if i see a huge crowd of tripods and cams, must be u guys.
    yeah i'll be going... trying to go all three dates, but dunno where and dunno with who leh?? ahhahaha

    i think i'm gonna try three different places for the three different dates.

Page 4 of 10 FirstFirst ... 234569 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •