Photographing The Bedils

28 09 2010

I snapped this photo myself. I need to aim my camera to the right spot and snap at the right moment because if I was a few seconds late I’ll be snapping photos of smoke.

In Kuala Terengganu people break their fast after the sound of the ‘bedil’ in theRamadhan.

There were bedil‘s on the 2nd day of Eid until 7th day of Eidtoo.

On the 5th day of Eid, my dad took me to Bukit Pak Apil in Kuala Terengganu to watch bedil’ shooting.

These are the bedil shooting base.

A policeman guided us to a safe location to watch the bedil‘.

The ‘bedil’ contractor and a policeman reached the ‘bedil’ shooting site.

The ‘bedil’ contractor preparing the ‘bedil’.

First we have to wait for the sound of ‘dup’.

Then we started snapping lots and lots and lots of photos as the bedilexploded in the sky into a gigantic umbrella of colourful lights right above our heads.

Then the umbrella turned into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

The bedil after the ‘dup’ sound

The bedil exploded…

…into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops…

…and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

We went there again on the 6th and 7th day of Eid to snap more photos.

It was very, very hard to snap the photos because we have to aim at the right spot of where there the wind would blow the ‘bedil’.

We also need to snap at the right moment before the beautiful ‘bedil’ faded into umbrellas of smoke in the sky.

We also had to squat down fearing the loud sound made us jump and fall down the cliff.

We need to squat because we do not want to fall down the hill.

I snapped some beautiful ‘bedil’ photos and I am very proud of them 🙂

I snapped all the above photos by myself!

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17 07 2013
Ramadhan’s Bedil In Kuala Terengganu | Ahmad Ali JetPlane

[…] Photographing The Bedils […]

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23 07 2012
Bedil Puasa Di Kuala Terengganu « Karim’s Blog

[…] Photographing The Bedils – oleh Ahmad Ali Karim […]

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10 08 2011
The Fonz

Nice story about things in Terengganu

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11 08 2011
ahmadalikarim

Dear The Fonz,
Thanks. It was very exciting trying to snap photos of the bedil 🙂
And we do not have bedil in KL.

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7 03 2011
A Fire Destroyed 19 Hectares Of Forest In Bukit Kecil « Ahmad Ali Karim’s Weblog

[…] Kecil is close to Bukit Pak Apil and not very far from my mother’s house in Bukit […]

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1 10 2010
Bedil Hunting « Aiman Amani’s Weblog

[…] I came back to Kuala Lumpur last Tuesday after a two weeks Eid holidays in Kuala Terengganu. I had a wonderful holiday, doing lots of interesting and even ‘adventurous’ activities; among which were ‘Bedil Huntings‘. […]

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