Another one for the One Click series. I have to say that I’m enjoying posting my recent shots more regularly in this manner on my blog. Thanks for the positive feedback that people have give me about this in various social media places. I shot this during the annual Vancouver Festival of Light. Shot from one of the mountains overlooking Vancouver using my 100mm f2.8 L IS and Canon 5D MKIII on my RRS TVC-33s tripod with a BH-40 ballhead. Very slight cropping and a spot of dodging over over the fireworks to even out their visual impact a bit is all that was done in Lightroom 4.
There is a small story I should share about this image because I never intended to go and take it. I was down in Vancouver for a business meeting and I always carry my camera and tripod with me because, well the scenery in BC is just incredible and you never know when a photo opportunity might arise. After a meeting over dinner the guy suggested we go and shoot these fireworks. The problem was that I had only bought my 100mm macro lens with me and my 24mm f1.4. In a perfect world I would have had my 70-200 for a shot of this scenario. The 100mm shot was quite loose and left a lot of sky and foreground that unbalance the whole shot. I looked around and found these trees to fill in some of the blank areas and even out the visual pull from the brightness of the sky to direct the eye back to the city.
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