Saturday, May 26, 2012

2012, Day 146 - Bursting

This evening I braved electrical storms and heavy rain to get some pictures of the fireworks that kick off the Rose Festival.  The crowds were small because there will little cover to be had but by nine o'clock the rain had slowed and a half hour later it stopped completely.  So we emerged from our places of cover to get into position.  Photographers lined the waterfront but a few other people did as I did and found a higher vantage point.

We waited patiently, chatting loudly over the traffic noise, clicking off pictures to check our exposure in the changing light and trying to capture the clouds still illuminated by atmospheric light.  It ended up being an absolutely stunning evening for watching the fireworks made all the most pleasant by the earlier rain keeping the crowds at bay.

Now it is time for some well-deserved sleep...

Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
27mm, f5.6, 1.6 sec @ 250 ISO

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