Happy Belated 48th Birthday, Singapore!

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This is such a belated post.

Here are some of the photos taken during the National Day Parade Rehearsal 4 weeks ago.

這是我遲來的祝福。

4個星期前的國慶慶典演習,我在一個很好的拍攝地點,第一次嘗試捕捉煙花綻放的剎那。

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My first attempt capturing fireworks. Pretty bad, I would say.  Of all the 40 odd shutter counts used up in shooting these short-lived fire fairies in the sky, I have only managed to select 2 of them to be publicly displayed (with some post-processing, of course).  Oh well.  Hopefully the number will double by next year  :)

技術還是不到家啊。。。拍了40多張煙花的照片,翻來翻去,也就只有這麼兩張是可以“見光”的。凡是都有第一次,希望明年我相機里的煙花,會更加燦爛。 :)

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Too ephemeral was their appearance, too brief was my wonderment.

What lingered, were the sparkle in the eyes and an eternality frozen by the gear in hand.

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Despite her numerous flaws, Singapore is still a much-admired country, loved by many.  Happy birthday, my home, my little Red Dot.

她的不足,她的瑕疵,她的不完美,在每年的這個時候,都被國人心中情不自禁溢出來的滿滿的愛,給淡化了。生日快樂,我的家,我的新加坡。

Photography Tips:

Here’s an easy-to-read basic tutorial which I referred to, on photographing fireworks (link).

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