Portfolios: Urbanscapes: Sparkling Reflection, Singapore

Many would capture fireworks with a wide shot. Situated at One Fullerton (Singapore), I knew then that I didn't want a typical tourist shot, or something we all see.Looking at the CBD buildings, and seeing the glass windows. I thought, Will there be a reflection? Let's try getting a reflection of the fireworks!The first trip, it failed. I got a reflection, only too messy. The second time failed again as I did not have a clear idea of how the fireworks will go, in which direction and which part of the MBS will give a good reflection.On my third trip back, I was pretty equipped with the direction of the bursts and the time of release. Estimating the exposure based on the light and the fireworks, I fired like a machine gun. In between breaks, I quickly recompose according to the way the wind was blowing the sparkles. The windy conditions gave way to a clear sky, hardly any smoke residue in sight. So, 3 Saturdays later, 100 shots later, I had a keeper.  Canon 5DMII, 70-300mm L IS
Sparkling Reflection, Singapore

Many would capture fireworks with a wide shot. Situated at One Fullerton (Singapore), I knew then that I didn't want a typical tourist shot, or something we all see. 

Looking at the CBD buildings, and seeing the glass windows. I thought, Will there be a reflection? Let's try getting a reflection of the fireworks! 

The first trip, it failed. I got a reflection, only too messy. The second time failed again as I did not have a clear idea of how the fireworks will go, in which direction and which part of the MBS will give a good reflection. 

On my third trip back, I was pretty equipped with the direction of the bursts and the time of release. Estimating the exposure based on the light and the fireworks, I fired like a machine gun. In between breaks, I quickly recompose according to the way the wind was blowing the sparkles. The windy conditions gave way to a clear sky, hardly any smoke residue in sight.  

So, 3 Saturdays later, 100 shots later, I had a keeper.  

 

Canon 5DMII, 70-300mm L IS