So, how was your New Years Eve ? I had a relatively quiet night, with a couple of cans of bia Singh (Singha beer) down at the river while waiting for the fireworks display, and a couple more at my local bar when I got home. There are several 5 star hotels down by the Chao Phraya river here in Bangkok, and they all put on a fireworks display from barges moored outside the hotels (as well as many other places around the city). If you’ve got the spare cash a river view room would be the best option to watch, or an expensive river cruise, or just go out and stand on the nearby bridge as I and several hundred others did….and when there is no more room, just park (and double, and even triple park) your car on the highway …never mind the traffic flow !
I got there around 10.45 and the walkway over bridge was nearly full then, but got a spot near the middle to set up my camera. As it turned out, that was not the best spot for photos but better than nothing. The fireworks barges were in a direct line from my spot so all the fireworks seemed to come from one point, if I go again next year I’ll try and get a spot at the end of the bridge, at an angle to the boats so that the barges and fireworks are staggered across the frame.
As it was, a bit of work with Lightroom’s adjustment brush to reduce the overblown highlights from the barges and I think I got some reasonable pictures :
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