We took in the Lac Leamy fireworks competition last night. Typically, this is an international competition over a number of weeks (Wednesdays and Saturdays) but this year, being the 150th birthday of Canada confederation, it is a Provincial competition this year. We took in Ontario last week. For a $10 fee, you can go down by the river where there is speakers to listen to the music that goes with the fireworks. This week, being a Wednesday and having other schedules, we could only make it to a free location to watch Alberta’s contribution.
I brought along the Fuji X-Pro1 with the 35 f1.4 on it, should I get some acceptable opportunities to make some pictures. The view wasn’t the best with a tree partly obscuring the view, so I went for silhouettes and other ambient shots.
This week was the launch of the Christmas lights around Parliament Hill. Each year its a big event with carolers, a fire pit to roast marshmallows, free beaver tails (if you are willing to wait in line for eternity), and fireworks.
We went down to take in the festivities. This year, as the countdown ended, a five minute projection story shone on the centre block of Parliament Hill before the fireworks and lights were turned on.
It was a nice evening weather-wise, with a balmy 5 degrees Celsius and no wind – which was a minor problem with the fireworks….see the photo below.
I just upgraded my X100 to the X100T and a wide angle converter, so I put them both to good use that night. I live the new camera. Its great. The new and upgraded features are totally worth it (even if I did ponder it for four months).
Ironically, being at the opening of the start of the Christmas lights season, I actually didn’t take any photos of those lights. No worries though, they are on until January 7th.
What happens when there is lots of fireworks and little wind? This. More smoke than a Pink Floyd concert.