On New Year’s Eve, I went to photograph the fireworks display in the city. There was a display scheduled at 8.30 pm which I thought was a good time for me as I rather not wait til midnight. They had closed some roads at Southbank and condoned off the promenade area so they can check that people don’t bring alcohol in. Hence, I couldn’t park at the usual basement carpark and only found parking about a mile or so away at Kangaroo Point, which wasn’t that bad considering. It’s a pretty lovely place with vertical cliffs ideal for rockclimbing and abseiling. I took some pics of the fireworks at 8.30pm from Kangaroo Point but they didn’t turned out very well… I had to walk to Southbank and wait for the midnight countdown and photograph again. Coincidentally , there was a tourist from Indonesia who had also set up a tripod next to where I was at, an hour before midnight, and he gave me tips with the manual setting. TQVM for your assistance, kind sir!
Here are some photos I took.
The cliffs at Kangaroo Point
Besides fireworks, I was enticed to photograph people with glowsticks that night.
These are the drug glowstick dealers.
The treasury casino all litted up in multicolour.
The countdown begins with serpents slithering up and down buildings.
It’s not New Year Eve if there are no fireworks.
Happy New Year 2010!
Get some positive vibes from this guy (who posed willingly in front of my camera). 🙂
More sky pics at Skywatch Friday.