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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Canada Day 2011 - Fireworks

I wanted to get a different angle on the fireworks this year for Canada Day, so when my friend Jeff mentioned the corktown bridge as a possible location I thought it would work perfectly. It has a great view of the Rideau Canal, the Peace Tower, and Chateau Laurier. It did turn out to be a good spot for the fireworks, except for a few little issues. Normally they fire off the fireworks as far west as they can so that they explode over the water and behind the Parliament, however there was a fair bit of wind from the west keeping the fireworks from getting out from behind the building on the right side of my shot. Another issue is that a pedestrian bridge is probably not the best location for long exposures. The bridge was packed full of people and as the group would move, so too would the bridge. Even with my tripod many of my shots were too shaky to use since the bridge itself was bouncing up and down. Well, lesson learned. It was a great spot indeed, but other factors kept it from being the perfect spot.
Here are some of the shots I got that did turn out great. Enjoy!

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