December 27, 2008

First time lucky

The very first photograph of my very first attempt to take pictures of fireworks. It was the only decent shot too. I couldn't quite get the timing right between the 'boom' and the click of the shutter so many of the photos were just of smoke. Ah well. I hope I'll have other opportunities to try again. This was part of the fireworks that greeted alumni of the Ateneo de Manila University during the 2008 Grand Alumni Homecoming.

fireworks during the Ateneo de Manila University 2008 Grand Alumni Homecoming

24 comments:

humanobserver said...

Bravo !

NYD said...

well done. I know hownhard it is to take really cool snaps of nighttime events.

Keep on truckin.

Lois said...

Great job on this photo! Any night time photo is hard for me.

George said...

What a beautiful photograph. Don't give up -- you'll soon get the timing right and capture many more gorgeous shots.

N.P. said...

Carlsberg uses elephants because one of the beer is called elephant beer with the design on it.

Lisa Wilson said...

Pretty!! At my first attempt at fireworks photos I took about 120 pictures and had about 10 turn out okay.

PAK said...

Congratulation! It is not easy to take a photo of fireworks!

Bergson said...

Great shot color blue and orange at the same time

lunarossa said...

Wow! Fantastic! It looks like a giant sunflower...Ciao. Antonella

Jackie said...

Well, hooray for digital cameras - you only need one good picture, and can delete the rest! My firework photos are usually of smoke too but just occasionally I get lucky. This one is brilliant though - what fantastic bright colours!

angela said...

Oh great shot, Hilda, and your first too. I'm absolutely crazy about fireworks, just love them. My dogs are too but not in the same way!!

gogouci said...

Wonderful shot. Can't wait to see your second attempt.

roentarre said...

This is seriously a good shot!

Eki Akhwan said...

I know the shutter leg in pocket (non-DSLR) cameras makes it difficult to capture this kind of scene. COnsidering this, it's perfect shot, Hilda.

Fireworks always fascinate me, and the patterns here are beautiful.

Joy said...

It's a very good effort! It looks like a flower coming to life. I wonder when the homecoming is at DLSU...

And yes, I've been in Manila since the 14th :D Enjoying it to the hilt. I love Manila, that's why I'm here twice a year!

Ackworth born said...

well done - I've never had much success with this kind of shot either.

JM said...

You did it, Hilda! It looks awesome!

the donG said...

i should give you an applause here. not bad for a first timer. maybe what you also need is a tripod.

Marc said...

Looks a bit like the Big Bang to me (the Universe thing). :-) Very nice shot actually!

Jilly said...

Well done, Hilda. I've never had much success with fireworks. This is such an interesting photograph - the design and the colours.

Susie of Arabia said...

Nice job! It's not easy photographing fireworks!

USelaine said...

Absolutely spectacular!

Putra Riau said...

wew, great shot!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i'm a little like that with shots like this - i try to get the photo right, but i only seem to shoot well accidentally. then i forget how to take another fabulous shot like that!