Happy New Year!

I spent New Year’s Eve at home with my children and one of their close friends.  We all had fun and enjoyed the evening.  The Redwood Meadows community once more put on a fireworks show.

They always do a great job and this year was outstanding.  Kian found friends to watch and hang out with.  The other two enjoyed the show from the picture window of a neighbor’s home which provided a good, and warm, view.  It wasn’t frigid cold but it was -12ºC and the windchill made it feel like several degrees cooler again.

Some people watched with their kids from their vehicles, some people bundled up and were happy to stand outside.  No matter how people watched them, everyone seemed to enjoy the performance.  I certainly did.

I set up across the road from the field where the fireworks were set up.  I wanted to have the option to silhouette people against the explosions.  I used two cameras to have some options.  I set one up with a remote control and kept those all at  a 10 second shutter speed, lens at f/10 and an ISO of 800.  The other one I shot with directly during the show and played with the settings and the composition.

As we have just left 2018 here in Alberta, I wanted to wish you the very best in 2019.  Happy New Year!

4 responses

  1. Wonderful!!!! Happy New Year!!!

    January 3, 2019 at 1:35 am

  2. Thank you for posting this, Christopher, I was late getting home here in Edmonton and heard the booms at 9 p.m. just as I was getting out of my friend’s car-I missed it! Nice to see yours. Happy New Year to you and your family!

    January 2, 2019 at 5:59 pm

  3. All good wishes for a happy and productive year to you, Chris. Thanks so much for this past year’s treasures — I’m looking forward to seeing 2019 through your eyes and lens(es)!

    January 1, 2019 at 9:17 am

  4. Awesome! Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2019 at 5:46 am

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