One evening back in August I headed up for Parliament Hill. It was a clear night, the moon rising. It can be seen in this shot, to the right of the National War Memorial.
Centre Block was lit up for a reason. Northern Lights is the name of a multimedia show each summer that illuminates the Block each night, and which was due to start after I left. I'm still kicking myself for not photographing it this year, as it ended in early September. Oh well, there's an equivalent in December.
On this particular evening, as well as several others in August, fireworks are set off from a barge on the river as part of a competition of international fireworks production companies. I took photographs of them with Centre Block.
Beautiful!!! And you even made me look forward (a wee bit) to December.ReplyDelete
Must have been a real fun!!ReplyDelete
I love all the fireworks!ReplyDelete
I think it was very fun there!
Beautiful fireworks and colours!ReplyDelete
A beautiful evening!ReplyDelete
Fantásticas estas fotografias nocturnas, aproveito para desejar um bom mês de Outubro.ReplyDelete
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Hello, love the fireworks and light display. Very pretty. Great photos. Enjoy your day and week ahead.ReplyDelete
Some fabulous fireworks. I enjoyed going back and seeing your orange photos from yesterday, too!ReplyDelete
...a beautiful; sight at night!ReplyDelete
Great photos of the fireworks!ReplyDelete
the light display is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
You sure know how to get great pictures of fireworks, William. Love them myself. :-)ReplyDelete
That's a pretty great place to shoot fireworks.ReplyDelete
Wonderful nighttime photos!ReplyDelete
Have a great day!
Your night shows are always so lovely, especially the fireworks.ReplyDelete
The fireworks look spectacular!ReplyDelete
Amazing photos William!ReplyDelete
Great shots of fireworks.ReplyDelete
@Iris: the December show is quite wintery!ReplyDelete
@Italiafinlandia: it was indeed.
@Ella: I enjoyed it.
@Marianne: quite so.
@Laurie: that it was.
@Maywyn: thank you!
@Eileen: thank you.
@Tom: it is indeed.
@Marie: thank you.
@Catarina: it was well done.
@DJan: I took a lot of them.
@Anvilcloud: it is, yes.
@Lea: thank you.
@RedPat: they do.
@Red: thank you.
That fourth photo is my favorite. The fireworks are lined up beautifully behind the building and the color contrast is great.ReplyDelete
Love the colours against the night sky!ReplyDelete
Oh, wonderful shots, William !ReplyDelete
I love fireworks.
Amazing fireworks and colours. Beautiful shots, William.ReplyDelete
You took gorgeous nighttime shots!!!ReplyDelete
Spectacular fireworks. Such fun. Tweeted.ReplyDelete
I bet it was fun taking those pics of fireworks...the timing had to be just right (or do you have that setting where you get a burst in a series, so can capture fast action?) I've never been able to get the shutter speed and series of action shots to blend right for me. That's why I love mountains...they don't move!ReplyDelete
So pretty all light up!!ReplyDelete
@Sharon: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Jenn: so do I.
@Karl: I do too.
@Bill: thank you.
@Mari: it was indeed.
@Barbara: I do have burst settings, but I rarely use it. I just shot lots of shots this evening, and chose the best ones.
William, these are some beautiful shots!ReplyDelete
Great photography, William!ReplyDelete
I remember August! Great shots.ReplyDelete
Fireworks captured beautifully!ReplyDelete
State capital Honolulu, and national capital Ottawa seem similar companionable, right sized townsReplyDelete
Of course Honolulu was the national capital of the Hawaiian KingdomDelete
Nice nighttime photos! I really like fireworks and you've captured it well.ReplyDelete
William - gorgeous fireworks shots! All that was missing was the Boom Boom!ReplyDelete
The fireworks look amazing with the Central Block in the foreground William 🎇ReplyDelete
You do take great night shots!ReplyDelete
Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
@Catalyst: thank you.
@Sandi: I thought so.
@Magiceye: thank you!
@Cloudia: whilst Ottawa got chosen more or less as a compromise.
@Kay: I did take a lot of fireworks shots.
@Angie: I could have videoed it, but I prefer photographing.
@Grace: they do indeed.
@Carol: thank you!
Wonderful photos, it must have been a spectacular display:)ReplyDelete
Nice to see such a big fireworks show in august.ReplyDelete
It's a long time ago since I saw a nice show somewhere overhere.
I'm lucky enough to live in a spot with big fireworks shows.Delete
i love fire works ...what great shots. i think purple is my fave. well done!! ( ;ReplyDelete