Celebrating Life With Fireworks
A celebration of any kind, if worth celebrating in the first place, is worth celebrating with #fireworks
! I've been a big fan of firework shows since I was a kid, and still to this day, enjoy watching giant explosions of colour in the sky. As a photographer, I have developed an artistic interest for firework shows. This is a style of photography which I enjoy very much. Situations like these usually allow photographers to create an impressive image, filled with colour and light! This show was presented by Hong Kong, China, in #Montreal
, as part of the International Fireworks #Competition
, which is held annually, since 1985, at La Ronde. The theme was "Born To Be Wild", and this contemporary fireworks display revisits the intensity and the freedom of rock music. I both enjoyed and photographed the show, while standing next to the Clock Tower, located in the Old Port of Montreal.
I got on location multiple hours prior to the show. I wanted to reserve a good place for me and my tripod, before countless amounts of people started swarming the place. After setting up my tripod and securing my position against foreign intruders, the waiting period began. I probably ended up waiting for an hour and a half! As time went by, the place slowly began to be very crowded. When it finally got dark, since we were surrounded by water, the place was swarming with tiny little flying insect creatures. They were everywhere!! It got really annoying. But they're harmless. Eventually everyone had this unhealthy looking twitch, as they tried to get rid of the bugs. They would crawl all over my camera! And the worst part is that they would crawl on the glass surface of my lens!! That was unacceptable! As we approached show time, I felt like a vicious guard dog! I was protecting my tripod from other people hitting it with their legs. And I was constantly checking and getting rid of annoying bugs which found my lens a very comfortable resting area.
In all fairness, I found the show to be a disappointment... For many different reasons. But thanks to photoshop, I was able to create this magical moment, which in reality never happened! Each one of these firework light explosions happened separately. They never really had multiple fireworks explode in the sky simultaneously, in order to fill up the sky with light and colour. As an artist, I had a vision and an interpretation of what I wanted to see that night. So I used the tools at my disposal to create my vision and share it with you! I used my camera as a tool to capture the light on the scene that night. The photographs, I used as construction material. And I used Photoshop as a building tool, in order to shape the material collected, into exactly what I wanted to see that night.
A week ago, I shared a slightly different version of this photograph. I have since slightly tweaked and improved the image. I really like this photograph!! So I wanted to share with you my favourite version. Enjoy! And have a nice day!