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Fireworks and ...

Celibration of Light

Kayaker At Sunset
This year I only got the chance to see one set of fireworks.  I've taken a lot of photo of fireworks so doing something new is hard, but I like a bit of a challenge.  Last year I noticed some nice wide angle shots before the smoke built up that I didn't have the lens to capture so I started with wide angle shots.

Wide Shot Blue FireworksWide Shot Red Fireworks

I also wanted to try "macro" work - taking tight shots into the fireworks.  Exposure on film is a pain but with digital you can tune pretty quickly.
Rain Over BurstsShiney Blue ExplosionsSmattering Of Stuff

After a while the smoke was too thick so I started doing traditional barge + top type shots.  These are the classic shots that I made in the past.

Few Levels From BargeColoured Tufts From Barge
And finally on the walk home, I noticed a thick congregation of boats coming up false creek after the fireworks were over.  I got out the tripod and took some longer shots.  Lots of fun!

Smoke Behind CityHelicopter Over City

Smattering Of Stuff
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Coloured Tufts From Barge
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Rain Over Bursts
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Wide Shot Blue Fireworks
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Helicopter Over City
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Wide Shot Red Fireworks
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Shiney Blue Explosions
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Smoke Behind City
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Few Levels From Barge
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Kayaker At Sunset
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