Friday, July 14, 2017

Lighting Up The Sky

Fireworks were the day's end event for Canada Day, and I made it up to Major's Hill Park, which is my usual spot to take them in. I spent time before hand chatting with a family from Grande Prairie, Alberta, who had come in for the occasion. Most of the fireworks were set off from Nepean Point to the north, but others from other places, including around the Parliament Buildings. They lasted a total of 20 minutes 17 seconds as a nod to the year. I took about two hundred shots in all, and here are just a handful of them.

37 comments:

  1. Great shots! I looks like it was a fabulous show.

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  2. I love fireworks show! You took beautiful photos of the fireworks. Have a great weekend!

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  3. You managed very well in photographing the fireworks!

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  4. ...ending things with color and a big bang!

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  5. @Linda: it was fun!

    @Kay: yes it was.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Marianne: I took a lot of these shots.

    @Tom: quite a big bang!

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  6. Hello, beautiful series of fireworks. What a lovely display. Happy Friday, have a great day and weekend!

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  7. Wow, great captures William!

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  8. Fabulous fireworks William. Was excellent that you got the moon included in some of them.

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  9. People love fireworks. Good job in photographing something difficult.

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  10. I love fireworks and your photos are perfect !

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  11. This is the best part! Good shots!

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  12. @Eileen: I was pleased by how these turned out. The only time I've ever tried fireworks before was filming a video a couple of years back of the Victoria Day fireworks.

    @RedPat: I just pointed and clicked! Going through that series of shots was time consuming to get down to a few I wanted for a post. I did save less than half of the two hundred, but these seemed fitting for a post. If we ever have a fireworks theme day, I can mine the others!

    @Marleen: thank you!

    @Grace: ah, but the moon was over to my left. I think a couple of these shots capture the park lights, while one captures a fireworks just in the act of exploding that's about moon sized.

    @Red: it was a lot of fun to watch it unfold.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Norma: thanks!

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  13. So nice to see the Canada Day fireworks. The German National Day is October 3rd.
    Typically there are no fireworks shows. And it's not the same anyway as having a summer celebration. I miss that!

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  14. i truly understand why Disney World always has fireworks .... they are just that great. so happy & cheerful!! fun, fun, fun!!! love it!! ( ;

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  15. Wow, what gorgeous pictures! Beatiful fireworks. They look very colorful and elegant! I tried to take photos of fireworks before but they didn't turn gorgeous like yours!

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  16. Great firework pictures! We had an impressive display here too, as our town's Victoria Day fireworks were rained out and cancelled, so they were added to the Canada Day display.... all done to Star Wars music, it was awesome!!!!

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  17. I have never tried to photograph fireworks, good job.

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  18. Really excellent. I've just been going back over your last few posts of Canada's celebrations in your neckl of the woods - must have been an incredible atmosphere. I'm impressed you manage to post every day AND comment; huge respect!

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  19. Fireworks are always so beautiful!

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  20. @Halcyon: I wondered in the morning, given the rain, if the fireworks would go off, but that largely ended by the time I left the War Museum. In the evening, there was little of that, and calm winds.

    @Beth: they are a cheerful sight.

    @Tamago: I felt lucky to get these.

    @Shammickite: I'd have enjoyed that!

    @Janey: the only time I've done it before, I videoed the whole thing for a Victoria Day fireworks.

    @Mike: it was a whole lot of fun, that day. I've managed thus far to blog every day. Almost missed one day by not checking my scheduling until the last minute!

    @Klara: they certainly are.

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  21. Great firework photos William, very pretty indeed!

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  22. Awesome shots of the fireworks, William.

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  23. Lit up just like the Fourth of July! Oh, wait . . .

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  24. Beautiful! They are all favorites.

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  25. It's so easy to snap away at fireworks and you certainly had some beautiful colors, William.

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  26. I always love to see the sky-borne fireworks.
    You've captured these fireworks so well William.
    Lovely post.

    All the best Jan

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  27. Nothing says holiday like fireworks. You got some great shots.

    Janis
    GDP

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  28. Excellent fireworks photos!

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  29. Pretty darn good fireworks photos William! Better than any I've taken for sure.

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  30. These are wonderful shots of the fireworks, William.

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  31. Pretty!
    A bit late, but CONGRATULATIONS.
    Looks like a big event and a nice celebration!

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