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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Happy New Year


Happy New Year!

You see, it's getting common to have fireworks on New Year's Eve. I went downtown to take photos. In fact, I could see and smell massive amount of explosive chemicals. I mean "a lot" and "everywhere"...



I had Panny 7-14 mm/F4 lens with me. It's an ultra wide angle zoom lens that is equivalent to 14-28 mm in full frame (Leica 35mm film format). I really enjoyed shooting fireworks at 7 mm (14 mm equivalent).



Now you know what I meant. Fireworks were launching from everywhere and to any directions (A), If you keep your face up to the sky, then you got to watch your steps. Fireworks are rolling on the ground (B). Relatively small-sized local explosions were everywhere, too (C). Some were launched off just a-few-meter away from you (D). Well, many of them were actually exploding over your head. Debris kept falling incessantly from the above of your head because the wind was against us (D). It's been quite noisy there. I heard nothing related to countdown of the coming year 2013...

Please note that the Column in (A) has been in a UNESCO World Heritage List since 2000! Obviously in (A) some shots were heading toward The Holy Trinity Column - a symbol (great pride) of the city, Olomouc.


Fireworks sparkling right above your head!
Well, it was a very noisy and explosive New Year's Eve. I really had fun. A LOT!!!




By the way, did you notice moon behind Town Hall?

To be continued...










15 comments:

  1. Those are truly some amazing shots. I imagine you had a fantastic time getting them!

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  2. Lovely photos! Great colours! Perfect photowork!
    I wish you a Happy New Photo Year!

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  3. Fantastic captures Yoshi! Thanks for sharing. I bet it was rather hair-raising with the fireworks being set-off so close to people. Spectacular shots - thanks for sharing. Happy 2013.

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  4. Awesome captures indeed, Yoshi!! And I did notice the moon!! Perfect! Hope your new year is off to a great start! Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Sounds a bit chaotic, but look at those shots, they're AWESOME! =)

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  6. WOW! Your shots are AMAZING! Fantastic job! :-)

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  7. Wow, these are awesome fireworks! Beautiful captures. Happy Skywatching!

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  8. WOW! Fantastic pics from the fireworks.

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  9. WOW!Fantastic photos!Happy New Year 2013!

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  10. Yoshi....These are awesome shots. Kudos to you and this fantastic photography. I loved all of the pictures. What a great night. genie

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  11. Wow - you really captured the magic!

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  12. Oh wow. The joys of having a camera that can do THIS. And yes - there's the moon. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  13. Beautiful pics! Happy New Year!

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