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Cool shot Grant, and it looks very good in BW, I like it.
5 Nov 2008 5:50am
Do you know, I have never taken any photos of fireworks, ever. This proves that I probably should give it a go. Top shot.
5 Nov 2008 6:33am
@rhys: you definitely should. although, this was my first and last go at it. i enjoy them so much that i don't like being distracted by taking photos.
wow -- amazing shot mate -- and totally different from anything i have seen from you before!! the light is truly eloquent -- what a magical moment!! :D been away but will be back again very soon -- in the mean time, i wanted to drop in briefly and leave you a friendly greeting! speak soon grant! bravo & cheers!!
5 Nov 2008 6:51am
@dj.tigersprout: thanks dj. looking forward to new photos from whatever adventure you've been on.
One of your all-time best images. Such a real sense of the moment - the feelings, sounds, smells, and noise all seem present through the image. A great image.
5 Nov 2008 7:17am
@Stephen Phillips: i like everything about fireworks stephen, even their smell. thanks.
Agree with above. Fabulous. Original. Celebratory and compelling. Hope to see more people pix from you.
5 Nov 2008 8:55am
I love this. Terrific composition and light.
5 Nov 2008 10:05am
Taken like this, within the crowd gives the viewer a real sense of actually being there in the moment too, in the photo so to speak.
5 Nov 2008 12:09pm
Really masterfully done, and a timely posting.
@Stovepipe the Relieved: thanks s. this was a good day.
well composed, the web image is too small to fully appreciate the split tone. best...jerry
5 Nov 2008 2:54pm
This is a wonderful shot - it actually looked rather frightening when I first saw it but the title makes it a happy picture - or momentous. A piece of art.
5 Nov 2008 3:58pm
@cat: i'm glad it turned out happy in your eyes. that's how i think about it. :-)
A strong shot of the fireworks. I like how you caught the light highlighting people in the crowd. Very nicely done.
5 Nov 2008 4:09pm
great amazing shot , perfect
5 Nov 2008 8:21pm
@_____ H o M o _____: thanks, and thanks for visiting
Las celebraciones siempre son bien recibidas, espero te lo pasaras en grande, un saludo.
5 Nov 2008 8:48pm
It has a very ritualistic feel Grant. A great light in the sky and the wonder of those below. Somehow not the ordinary fireworks, but somthing a bit more primal. Very effective image.
6 Nov 2008 1:40am
@daina: thanks daina. it's an older image - a few years old. i was looking for something to express my reaction to the election results last night. i've a nut for fireworks, and this is an amazing display each year. it's part of the celebration of amelia earhart's birthday in her hometown of atchison, ks. it seems to be very well funded, and is always set perfectly to music. it's quite an experience.
Il y a là une vision de fin du monde, tellement incompatible avec cet espoir énorme qu'est devenu l'élection de d'Obama.....
Tous ces morts vivants qui se sentent aspirés par la lumière....finalement, c'est vachement optimiste !!!
6 Nov 2008 2:30am
@Tilala: it may be a bit on the dark side for the moment, but i'm glad we share the same sentiment about the day!
Wonderful image, wonderful title, and a historical night! I celebrated last night by dozing off early because I had a long day at work fixing my PC, and missed the speech :(( But my wife said she was in tears.
6 Nov 2008 7:56am
@Howard F.: thanks howard. it was quite a night. my 17 year old son called me after the acceptance speech. he sounded close to tears. i was so glad that the capacity hadn't been drained from him after eight years of that mean little man we've had.
Great atmosphere here. Nice shot!
6 Nov 2008 10:19pm
I find most fireworks shots to be trite --this one is exceptional. But it seems to be that in Kansas you must have been subject to the same kind of alternate universe I'm subject to here. I know someone who lives in Kansas who says that work, the day after the election, was something like attending a KKK meeting must be. And it isn't just a mean little man, but a whole cabal of cynical ideologues willing to say and do anything in the service of their own power and greed.
6 Nov 2008 11:40pm
@Twelvebit: it's interesting, but in some ways i feel like i'm in an alternate universe in this alternate universe! as red a state as kansas it, i really don't know any republicans (other than a few neighbors). for good or bad, i seem to live in this bubble of work, family, and friends that is completely different from the immediate surroundings.
You're lucky then. I feel like I'm making daily excursions into enemy territory. Outside my immediate family of wife and sons, most of the universe I deal with seems to be comprised of people for whom Bush's meager bowl of gruel is a feast --and they are now holding out their empty bowls pleading, "please sir, may I have another."
7 Nov 2008 5:31pm
@Twelvebit: i do feel lucky, but sometimes also like a visitor in my own world.
Cool shot -- and yes, perfectly captures the mood so many of us felt that night!
8 Nov 2008 1:46am
@Kurt: thanks kurt
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