Monday, May 26, 2008

World Pyro Olympics - Paint the sky with stars

With sincere apologies to my favorite Irish singer and musician, Enya, I'm borrowing the title of her greatest hits collection album for this post of Team Venezuela's salvo. The small aperture of f11-f16 makes the small flickers of light shine like stars in a cloud-filled night sky. If only for a few moments, the stars shone despite the heavy bank of clouds that brought rain and made some in the crowd wonder if the pyro performance will indeed push thru.

13 comments:

Random Ramblings said...

The BEST!! I will be doubly ecstatic if i will be able to replicate this shot one day!

lagal[og] said...

naku arlene, kayang-kaya mo 'to! small aperture + patience + timing/luck = starry images like this one
:-D

joanne g said...

ang ganda talaga! ako din may mga fireworks shots - kaya lang parang kwitis lahat hehehe.... where are you positioned here? baka dapat dun din ako? =D

lagal[og] said...

hi joanne. we positioned ourselves along the restaurant row right near the breakwater. personally, i would've loved to take another angle, probably higher vantage point, but i take whatever opportunity's available. kung parang kuwitis lahat, perhaps you can try a longer exposure, in the 10-15 second vicinity. then, also try a smaller aperture, from f11-f22 to avoid blowing out the highlights.

joanne g. said...

thank you for the tip.... last opportunity na on Saturday - i hope i get it right this time ... and i hope makisama ang weather sa atin =D

lagal[og] said...

joanne, we'll be hanging around near the native restaurant row near the road leading from the church if you want to join us. rain or shine, we'll be there.

btw, it's araw ng makati on sunday, june 1. there's going to be fireworks display starting at 6, i think so there's your chance to shoot pyrotechnics again :-D

joanne g. said...

wow, i am so honored... excited na ako... finally, i'll have the chance to meet you na .... i'm gonna tell lori =)

lagal[og] said...

hi joanne, you're welcome. just tell me how to get in touch with you via email: oggieramos2000@yahoo.com

the donG said...

panalo! i like this one. binago mo na rin pala header mo.

lagal[og] said...

ei dom! good to hear you're back. how's cebu? thanks for the comment. changed the header after like 2-3 months. will keep refreshing it as the mood hits me. will also be making an announcement in the coming days as my blog hits the 1,000 posts in 4.5 years milestone this june. do watch out for it.

millie said...

ANG GANDA..sparkling stars! galing sa timing itong mamang itu hehehe *clap clap clap* i like it. diba most awaited event mo yun Fellowship of Fires! Sana makapunta uli kami.. kita kits tayo dun. this time magdadala na ako payong waaahhh!

Millie said...

Congrats in advance sa 1,000 posts! this calls for a celebration. San ka ba magpapakain? heheh

lagal[og] said...

millie, hahaha, magpapakain ako sa hanoi, hehehe. punta ka rin? :-)

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