Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fireworks over the Calgary Skyline (sort of)...

This is supposed to be a shot of beautiful fireworks cascading forth from above the Calgary skyline. So where are the fireworks? Great question. Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, this is simply 'a shot of beautiful fireworks cascading forth from above the Calgary skyline', minus the beautiful fireworks part.

What circumstances, you might inquire, lead to the interference of said fireworks from appearing in this photo? Well, let's see:

1) Apparently, every other Calgarian had the same idea to view the fireworks from the vantage point of the Crescent Heights area, so finding parking was an issue.
2) Apparently, if you are going to photograph fireworks, you should arrive before they are mostly finished.
3) Apparently, I lack skills in the unforgiving arenas of both planning and execution of photographing an event...
4) Apparently, fireworks don't reach nearly as high into the sky as I would've thought, so even if points 1), 2), and 3) hadn't been factors in this event, this photo still would've only been titled 'fireworks making a pathetic attempt to barely crest above the Calgary Skyline'

But regardless, I did manage to snap off a series of long exposures of the skyline, and stitched them together in CS5. Use your imagination for the fireworks. Click to view the larger version.

Calgary Skyline

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