[Moomba 2007] – V’s Flickr, 10 Mar ’07
As promised in the previous post, fireworks pics!
It’s been a year since the last Moomba Waterfest, and some forgotten things came rushing back into the brain while I made my way down. Like for example, how bloody crowded the event was. Countless people lazing out on the slopes near the Yarra, waiting for the fireworks. Others walked around randomly, dressed minimally; some shirtless even! And yes I meant guys not girls; kids trying the carnival rides, everyone grabbing a bite of the exhorbitantly-priced ice cream on a hot summer night.
Benro BH-0 on an A-350EX.
I got there pretty late, a scant half hour before the fireworks started but my spot wasn’t too bad. Not too many photographers were there last night, so there was room for me to mount the tripod; a much more decent tripod compared to last year. But I’d left the camera mount at home, so I had a usable tripod this year but I couldn’t mount my camera on it; how sweet.
The fireworks began before V came down, so I had to hold the camera steady with one hand and start shooting first. Fortunately she came to my rescue soon enough, and all was not lost. So that’s enough of the words, let’s go on with the snaps.
I decided to do a change of angle after that; having a higher reach seemed logical seems fireworks go upwards.
Incase you were wondering: no I did not overexpose these shots; the people letting off fireworks on the boat decided flames were more interesting than fireworks. So that’s actually the rosy orange hues you’re seeing below.
And back to fireworks again.
And that concluded the fireworks; a short five minute display (so it seemed). A quick snap of the Ferris Wheel before I left.
A performance by Diafrix going on at the River Rhythms Stage; great music.
A few pictures of the carnival rides, where I tried long exposure shots and did a bit of post processing i.e. contrast tweaking.
And a last snap of the river view.
That’s all for now; hope you guys enjoyed the snaps. I think this year’s shots looked considerably better than last year’s initial foray; what do you think? Hopefully I’ll be shooting with a DSLR next year!
And thanks still goes to Kevin from MPC for his tips last year on fireworks photography.
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