Project 365 – Day 199: L’International des Feux Loto-Québec – Greece

July 17 2012

If you are a regular reader, I hope you aren’t getting too bored of seeing so many firework display photos. If you are, my apologies because here is another – Night 4 of L’International des Feux Loto Québec.

Tonight it was the turn of the Greek team, Nanos Fireworks, the oldest and most prestigious fireworks company in Greece. The theme was 2012: Rebirth of Humanity. I was looking forward to seeing this display after viewing the soundtrack that included the Mission Impossible theme, Extreme Ways (Moby), Requiem for a Dream, Safe from Harm (Massive Attack) and part of the HAL narrative from 2001: A Space Odyssey…to name a few.

This time I watched the show from next to Park Belerive which is just east of the Jacques Cartier bridge on rue Notre Dame. It’s quite a popular spot, but plenty of space to find a non obstructed view. The only problem is it’s behind a railway line with a fence and overhead wires, but you are pretty close to the action.

I still haven’t purchased a replacement remote trigger, so setting the aperture to f16 I experimented with different exposures between 4 and 15 seconds. I prefer to work with the remote though since you have no idea what each blast will be, so it was a bit hit and miss. As always, I took a LOT of pictures, but only going to share a few, so as not to over-dose everyone with fireworks. A few I thought came out quite interesting and different to previous shots.

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec: Greece

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec: Greece
ISO 100 – 18mm – f16 – 8 sec

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec - Greece

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec – Greece
ISO 100 – 18mm – f16 – 5 sec

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec - Greece

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec – Greece
ISO-100 – 34mm – f16 – 6 sec

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec - Greece

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec – Greece
ISO 100 – 32mm – f16 – 15 sec

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec - Greece

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec – Greece
ISO 100 – 18mm – f16 – 13 sec

This next shot almost looks like a macro shot of some alien plant, particularly with the small puffs of smoke along the red trails.

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec - Greece

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec – Greece
ISO 100 – 28mm – f16 – 6 sec

This next shot appears almost the opposite to the last and could be taken for a deep space shot ;-)

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec - Greece

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec – Greece
ISO 100 – 58mm – f16 – 8 sec

Following on from Saturday’s attempt, I thought I would try processing a few more firework shots in black and white.

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec - Greece

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec – Greece
ISO 100 – 42mm – f16 – 6 sec

L'International des Feux Loto-Québec - Greece

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec – Greece
ISO 100 – 38mm – f16 – 4 sec

As an experiment, tonight I recorded a couple of short segments of the display – including the finale. This was the first time I tried the video mode on the D7000, so forgive the cameraman, but at least I had it mounted on a tripod :-). I did a quick edit using Windows Movie Maker (which I haven’t used for a long time). Maybe next time I’ll get a little more creative and add the music soundtrack.

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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5 Comments

  1. Akanksha July 18, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    amazing photos, symbolic of “Living out loud” , thanks for sharing, reblogged this at Mirrored-self

    • Montreal in Pictures July 18, 2012 at 8:33 am #

      Thank you Akanksha for the nice comment and the re-share :-)

  2. Akanksha July 18, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    Reblogged this on Mirrored-self and commented:
    Amazing photos…symbolizing “Live out loud”
    the theme was “Rebirth of Humanity”

  3. bellesogni July 21, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    That was really fun! Thank you!