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SG50 Fireworks at Marina Bay Singapore – NDP2015 Rehearsal

Singapore is celebrating its 50 years of independence on August 9th this year. Practices and rehearsals for the National Day Parade (NDP) have started since many weeks ago and since last week, it includes the fireworks too. If you are in Singapore, you can still enjoy the fireworks on the following dates:

– 18 July – rehearsal
– 25 July – rehearsal
– 1 August – Preview
– 9 August – NDP 2015

The fireworks will start at about 7:30pm. This is a very short one, followed by few short ones every 10 minutes after that. The complete fireworks will start at about 8:15pm. The areas around the Marina Bay are generally good spots to watch the fireworks. These include the Esplanade, One Fullerton, Jubilee Bridge, Marina Promenade and Gardens by the Bay East. The ones below were taken from the Gardens by the Bay East. It is a good place for picnic too. So, if you are family with children, this place is ideal. It will be quite packed on 9th August though. So, come early. Have fun and enjoy the fireworks.

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Street Fashion Show at Orchard Road

Finally, some shots from my Canon DSLR here. I still use my DSLR for all my paid jobs over at Masakecil but I know lately, for my personal works, I have “slowed” down myself by using manual cameras, rangefinder and film. But, my DSLR is here to stay.  :)

I was at Orchard Road last night with my family when I shot these images of people walking in front of the headless mannequin as if they were doing a fashion show on the street. Since the lighting was constant, I set the exposure metering to Manual. It was ISO 4000 at f/2 and 1/160 sec. The lens was the Canon 135mm f/2L, hence I needed a fast enough shutter speed to minimize the handshake effect.

I love the prominent red color in these images. Enjoy!MORE +