My annual tradition of shooting fireworks continues. I do it at least twice a year, during New Year's Eve and during the Pyromusical Competition in Mall of Asia. This year I went to the show with our group Focus Bulacan, and chose the 4th weekend of the competition, starring teams from China and Germany. As expected, China's presentation was stellar. I have to say the German side disappointed.
Shooting fireworks is just like light painting/drawing. You leave the shutter open and let the fireworks' illumination draw itself on the dark sky. The real challenge is that we don't know what's going to be drawn. We can only hope that it's going to be picturesque and positioned as such that they don't overlap. So we anticipate the bursts and guess what the ideal camera settings would be. We push our luck.
Here are my pyro photos from this year's Philippine International Pyromusical Competition...
I've probably seen tens of thousands of bursts of fireworks. I never get tired of its beauty. And I'll keep on shooting as long as I have my camera and tripod with me.
Thanks for looking. Till next year! :)