Friday, December 4, 2009

Fireworks [Sky-Watch Friday]

These are my feeble attempts at the World Pyro Olympics two weekends ago. China and Germany showcased their dazzling fireworks synchronized with musical scores. Fireworks excited the spectators at The Fort open grounds despite the rain---we were watching from the parking lot with an umbrella.

Canada and Australia were supposed to compete last weekend but after waiting for about an hour, we learned that the organizers decided to postpone the pyro-musical competition because of unpredictable weather and safety considerations. Show dates were moved to January 2010.


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32 comments:

~Cheryl said...

You did well! It is so hard to get night-time photos (at least for me!). Even day-time photos are hard for me when I'm all excited and can't wait to finish taking one photo before moving to take the next. I think I need patience as well as a tripod! :)

ρομπερτ said...

Did not know that there was such an olympic contest.
Wonderful photography indeed. Making light me night, at twenty past three in the morning.
Please have a wonderful Friday.

Manang Kim said...

Great shot of the fireworks. I love fireworks though makes me high lOL!! ^_^


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Ebie said...

Great night time photography! You captured the fireworks at its height of colors!

Rajesh said...

The snaps have come pretty good. Beautiful.

Photo Cache said...

I like the photos very much. I guess the show has to go on even with inclement weather.

Carletta said...

I don't think these are feeble attempts at all - they are wonderful!
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Rossel said...

nice shots. haven't watched world pyro olympics. i think i should watch it with my hubby and daughter.

Carolyn Ford said...

Well...you certainly caught some drama in the sky! These are super captures!

January said...

Never been on a pyro olympics before but these sure are great captures! its a WOW!

Lawstude said...

most of my blogger friends were there and medyo mahirap nga daw kumuha ng shots kasi maulan, but nevertheless masaya naman daw sila. hope to watch one of the shows in january.

fickleinpink said...

I love fireworks, though i haven't been to any pyrolympis yet!

great capture!
TGIF!
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elvira pajarola said...

Ohhhhhhh, THE FIRST FIREWORK is absolutely
MINE!!!!!! I love it!!!!
Aren't the colours special for a firework!!!!!!
WONDERFUL!!!!!
have a magnificient weekend!!
ciao elvira

AL said...

Arrrgh! I missed that one! I was in a bazaar selling chuvaness. We passed by the Fort and we can the see fireworks from C5 unfortunately the traffic was jammed so it's a boo hoo! Better luck next time for us.

Good choice of holding the Pyro Olympics at The Fort rather in MOA. Where do you prefer?

AL

luna miranda said...
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luna miranda said...

@ Al, i prefer the new venue, it's a few minutes from my place. can even see the fireworks from my landlord's terrace.:p

the traffic that Saturday was really bad, it was raining so it was from bad to worse. all vacant lots and streets in The Fort were filled with cars in a just a matter of minutes. better come early in January.

luna miranda said...

@ Lawstude
yes, they got invites pa from the organizers sabi ni Dominic. yeah, do watch it--it's spectacular.

witsandnuts said...

You've got better shots. I learned from other blogs that they had a hard time securing a clear snap because of the weather.

Sidney said...

Hmmm... I wonder if there will be any fireworks in January.... too much rain....seems like a lame excuse to me.
Anyway...your pictures look great!

luna miranda said...

@ Sidney
I hope the organizers would stage the Pyro Olympics in January, rain or shine. I was really disappointed that they canceled it.:(

My pictures look more like an explosion (LOL).

luna miranda said...

@ witsandnuts
thank you...buti na lang may taga-payong ako kaya shoot lang ng shoot.:p

backpacking philippines said...

i didn't go there due to the rains...will try to witness it in january :P

Mridula said...

Beautiul. I have always found it difficult to photograph fireworks!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful fireworks photos! The colors are wonderful. Great captures.

SASSY MOM said...

I was there too.. Sayang nga ang shots because of the clouds... I hope to be there on the next shows.

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Pyro Olympics
night sky ablaze with color
flashing explosions

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Martha in PA said...

Pyrolympics.. wow

You did great with the photos.


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storyteller said...

Marvelous! I seldom have any luck photographing fireworks. You did a great job!
Hugs and blessings,

Kilauea Poetry said...

First, I like that quote about laughter- cool. These are terrific to me..I love this type of capture- I'm impressed! I wish I could see something like that! This was a unique submission!

Kerslyn said...

yeah, we were supposed to watch the pyro lympics last weekend as a kickoff of our Manila getaway but BIL said it was postponed. kung nagkataon baka nagkita pa tayo dun.hehehe

visiting here from my Sky Watch entry http://lifeinasnapshot.com/2009/12/aerial-view-of-davao-city/.

Clarissa said...

Great captures of fireworks,LM!!Thumbs up to that!!^_^

maiylah said...

watched this event a few years back (it was held near MOA, then) and had fun taking shots! meron pa pala next month? nice ... if only i can watch that one!