Thursday, August 20, 2009

Nagaoka Fireworks Festival 2009

Short note: All pictures taken with Sony DSC-T100.
Here comes the fireworks shots.
This is a sequel from the previous entry about Nagaoka Fireworks Festival 2009. Official statistics stated that there were 880,000 people who watched the fireworks in two days this year. Crazy, I know, but Japanese take this as one of the main festival come every summer.
Pictures will do all the talking in this entry. Besides, I don't think there is anything much for me to caption these fireworks pictures. These pictures were selected from almost 2,000 shots I took in two days. I would like to know which one is your pick by telling me your choice in the comments' box. Thank you.
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#9 三尺玉 (Sanjakutama) - the biggest fireworks on display - diameter 90cm, weight 300kg, height 600m and diameter 650m wide. It was full moon this year.
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#10 Super Phoenix - the finale.
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#11 Look at how packed it was.
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My personal favourite shots would be the last three shots - #20, #21 and #22. What's yours?

8 comments:

sheryl0202 said...

21 and 14 (artistic)...

wow......its really amazing! lucky u....

Ken said...

Terrific fireworks! 19, 21, 22 banyak cantik. Lol...

Btw, ur eyes need to focus on the camera during the fireworks eruption. Do u manage to watch them bloom in real (Not thru the camera screen)? =P

calvin said...

@ sheryl0202:
that is my last year getting to watch the fireworks in nagaoka =\

calvin said...

@ ken:
i used a tripod and set my camera to continuos mode. so, i just pressed the shutter while watching the fireworks live, although there were times i watched them through the camera screen =)

K3ViN said...

Agree with Ken, u must focus on camera, like what i take, i all focus on camera. Do u use fireworks function when u take those camera? I believe it would be very nice if take use that function.... I like pic no. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 16. It really nice.

MichelleG said...

love every pic here.. hehe.. wish i was there.. =(

calvin said...

@ k3vin:
nope, i used some other mode which i find that it gave a much better result. i went for the trial-and-error method as i wanna enjoy the fireworks while taking their pictures; so i didn't really focus too much on my camera screen =)

calvin said...

@ michelleg:
we will, one day =)