Our yearly tradition on our website is to wish our amazing country a Happy Birthday and to share about the National Day Parade and the famous fireworks display at the end! We were blessed with tickets to watch the National Day Parade (Preview), and brought along our camera gear to capture the parade and the sights that accompanied it. Furthermore, we were with many, many people as we caught and captured the impeccable fireworks display on National Day itself!
The 2017 National Day Parade!
In comparison to last year’s parade (which was held at the new National Stadium), the 2017 National Day Parade (and preview shows) was held at the Marina Bay Floating Parade, and featured many new (and former) acts and showcases (which were not possible due to the National Stadium’s enclosed structure). For instance…
We also used our Mamiya Universal Press (with the f/2.8, 100mm Mamiya-Sekor lens), utilising the Fujifilm Instax Wide film and the FP-100c packfilm:
Catching the Fireworks Display on National Day
Having committed to capturing fireworks on the day itself, we arrived in the early evening and situated ourselves at a large, open field facing the Marina Bay Floating Platform and the iconic Marina Bay Sands! We were aware that many people had gathered around the Marina Bay early in the afternoon to get the best vantage point for the nighttime fireworks display, but we were content with our location nonetheless.
Accompanied by many like-minded photographers (who had their tripods and cameras at the ready) and passers-by who had brought picnic mats, we waited patiently for the fireworks to commence! We had our Fujifilm X-T10 and the SLR 680SE (with the Impossible Project Gen 2.0 Black Frame Colour Film) to capture the long exposure shots!
Fireworks are a rarity in Singapore, so it’s a must-see event for us (and Singaporeans alike); this year’s NDP certainly impressed us once again, and reminds us of how far Singapore has come, and is more than ready to face the challenges of the world in the future! Happy National Day Singapore, and we pray for peace and harmony in the coming year ahead!
Till next time,