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Fireworks and Smoke.

As mentioned in my other post for the May 23rd fireworks on Carling Avenue, Graeme and I arrived late and ended up being downwind from the fireworks launch point. Not ideal for photography but an interesting experience especially when the smoke came across at ground level. I started off pointing the camera at the higher level burst but then decided to focus on the lower level action especially when the smoke rolled across Carling Avenue.




Up to this point in the show, the smoke was noticeable but not exciting. Then a beautiful bright white plume was fired off, and then another and then another. By the time that the white plumes were over, the smoke effect was fun to watch (if you weren’t trying to drive by, as some were).

The smoke cleared pretty quickly as the wind continued to blow fairly consistently into our faces and the celebration came to a successful conclusion with a great display down low and up high.

As all of the spectators headed off to their cars, the fireworks team worked in ghostly darkness to return to park lawns to their pre fireworks state.

Graeme and I headed over to the carnival to photograph the ferris wheel and other rides at the carnival.

By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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