EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY - a photography blog
photographic equipment • camera reviews • photo tips • digital gear • more



INTROPREVIOUS | PART 21 | NEXT | THUMBNAILS | INDEX | PHOTO ESSAYS |



 
HAPPY MERDEKA DAY 2003
 
     
 

Self-assignment: To create a Merdeka Day picture greeting card. My initial idea was to photograph those rowdy flag-touting bikers roaming the streets on the eve of every National Day. But then, I remembered, they were usually shirtless, uncooperative and fond of politically incorrect hand gestures. So I decided to reenact a gentler form of patriotism...

Story: Independent timing.
Friends Sherman and Radha on two wheels. Paul Yeoh drove the 'camera car' with me shooting and shouting from the back seat. The photo op wasn't as easy as I first thought. Getting the timing correct was quite complex (left). To make matters worse, my camera assistant, Hani, became car sick. I had to coordinate the two vehicles, get the background right, set exposure on the move and wait for the flag to flutter correctly. One hour, twenty kilometers and some fifty shots later, we had a picture to celebrate about. Tip: Move the camera during the (slow) exposure to create the crooked and dramatic light trails.

Canon G1, ISO 50, f2, 1/2 sec with flash
 
28th August 2003
     

INTROPREVIOUS | PART 21 | NEXT | THUMBNAILS | INDEX | PHOTO ESSAYS |



All text, photographs, pictures, pics, graphics in this photoblog by & copyright © TV SMITH


© 2003 TV SMITH

Link To This Gallery: http://www.tvsmith.net.my/picturestory
Visit My Blog: http://www.tvsmith.net.my/duasen
Check Out My New PhotoBlog: http://www.mycen.com.my/sightings
Contact / Feedback: tvsmith@gmail.com
Malaysia Central
RSS Syndication Feed