Thursday, 3 December 2009

Chilling - The Art of Fosters

So I attended an 'Art Of Chilling' BBQ & pool party this Sunday at The Resort, Aksa. Beautiful people, great atmosphere, and excellent food and drinks.

Conceptualised by Fosters to promote their 'Art of Chilling' brand, similar parties have been held in different cities across the country, with Indiblogger members free to attend (thank you Indiblogger).

Here are some photos from the event.

The Resort hotel.

The party was in full swing when I got there at 1.30. Click to enlarge the panoramic images.

I immediately took a few pics of the beach that The Resort overlooks.

Then headed over to the bar to get myself a few drinks, cool off, and mingle. The food and drink section was pretty busy. They had an excellent BBQ going throughout the afternoon and evening - tandoori and reshmi chicken, paneer and eggs. Simply delicious.

Some guests enjoyed the pool. Others seemed content to simply chill.

While others danced.

They had some excellent music going, courtesy an excellent DJ.

Lots of smiles all round.

And models on hand to entertain and make sure no one lacked a beer.

And finally, a view of the crowded beach towards 5.00 P.M, when the party wound up.

I'm seriously awaiting the next Fosters party. Previous AOC party experiences can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here,



Renie said...

Great description of the party!

Thanks for the mention. Glad you had a good time, and we'll let you know when the next party is happening. :-)

- The IndiBlogger Team

Daniel D'Mello said...

Thanks Renie. Do let me know if you guys need any help with future event coverage or organising things at your end, anything to make any future events as successful for indibloggers.

Magali said...

Cool! Looks like a nice party. But I'm seriously interested in knowing how you took Panormama shots? Did you just take them the normal way & then crop them?

Daniel D'Mello said...

Panorama photography is easy Magali.

I didn't require any cropping for the images above. I shot in burst mode, moving my camera slowly & horizontally from left to right. On my PC, I removed the photos that had too much overlap and combined the rest using Panorama maker 4 Pro software. I then edited the contrast, etc.

By the way, not all your panorama photos have to be horizontal. Vertical panoramas are useful when photographing waterfalls. You can do this by turning your camera sideways and clicking successive shots moving up or down.

You can also take vertical panorams holding your camera horizontally, and then use panorama software to stack multiple horizontal images on top of each other - this gives you a vertical panorama with a wide angle view.

There's lots of fun to be had with these tricks.

Magali said...

I'm still getting used to my camera. Not exactly sure what burst mode is yet. What camera do you have? I have the Canon EOS 1000D.
Anyway thanks for the detailed reply! :)

Daniel D'Mello said...

I'm using a Powershot. Your SLR should have burst mode - check the manual.

Burst mode makes your camera shoot continuously when you hold down the button that you normally use to click photos. So instead of clicking one photo, you get as many as you want as long as you keep your finger pressed down on the button.

Don't worry about not having it. You can also take panorama images by clicking individual shots once at time, moving your camera sideways. Your hands would have remain level (a tripod would help). You'd still have to stitch the photos on a computer later.

Magali said...

Oh you're talking about the continuous shooting mode. I get it now. Thanks :)

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