Saturday, April 22, 2006

Fireworks and flags ...

I'm not typically a very patriotic person. I like my country all right, but as I've said elsewhere, I tend to view myself as a citizen of the planet, not any specific part of it. Regardless, I can't help enjoy the sight of the Canadian Maple Leaf, especially in interesting photography.

I took this shot in 2002, during the Calgary Stampede Fireworks. Special thanks goes to my good friend Nancy, whose deck served as the composition point. I took dozens of shots on this night, and several others that year, from roughly the same spot.

I ended up with more colourful shots, more active shots, perhaps even more interesting shots ... I've posted 2 others I really like from that year's fireworks at my Flickr page as well. I suppose what I love about this one is the juxtaposition with the flag. The long exposure needed for the fireworks arc usually produces a blurred image of something like a flapping flag, so this crisp, clear flag beside a nice fireworks burst was remarkable, I thought.


At 12:12 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Elron

Beautiful fireworks, hope to see more this year.


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