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  • 13th Jul, 2006 at 6:38 PM

Last Saturday, we saw the fireworks. They were the South African entry, I believe.

Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

I'd write more about them, but I can't think of words that wouldn't diminish their beauty.

You should just see the Canadian ones this Saturday. It starts promptly at 22:00.


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14th Jul, 2006 00:14 (UTC)
Are you going to go watch them on Sat? If so, may i accompany you? :)
14th Jul, 2006 01:36 (UTC)
Alas, I will be in Toronto this Saturday. But I'm sure others would love to go. You can watch them from the shore just in front of La Ronde. You can tell where are good spots, because huge numbers of people congregate there.
14th Jul, 2006 03:12 (UTC)
Excellent photo
That's an excellent photo!
14th Jul, 2006 03:29 (UTC)
Re: Excellent photo
Thanks! I only wish it weren't a fabrication.
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14th Jul, 2006 04:08 (UTC)
Bring your tripod. It really does help.
14th Jul, 2006 04:14 (UTC)
Nice shots! My photos from that night weren't as nice, but thanks to the magic of EXIF, I can get tips on how to set my Powershot A610 from you. :)

PS: If you don't already do so, I'd suggest bringing a portable radio to hear the low-power FM transmission of the music the fireworks are set to. I can't remember the frequency, but you can just ask someone there.
14th Jul, 2006 04:24 (UTC)
It's mostly about setting up your camera on a tripod and using continuous shot mode. There's no way that you can time the perfect shot, so you might as well get as many as possible and only keep the good ones.

We were sitting across the river from La Ronde, beside the railway tracks. The music was so loud and clear that the people who brought radios turned them off.
14th Jul, 2006 15:31 (UTC)
i agree. great pictures. i really love fireworks. i also like the poetries you post in greatpoets. it's interesting to meet someone who is so great in math and enjoys art, as well.

was that the moon on the upper right corner?
14th Jul, 2006 15:35 (UTC)
It was the moon.

That night was particularly clear and particularly wonderful.
14th Jul, 2006 16:44 (UTC)
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing pic!!!!!!!! :-D
14th Jul, 2006 16:50 (UTC)
27th Jun, 2007 16:21 (UTC)
best spots
hey do any of yo know the best spots to go watch the firewoks...
27th Jun, 2007 19:14 (UTC)
Re: best spots
Yeah, get off at Papineau metro and walk south until you get to a small park.
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