Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia 

New Years eve celebrations were fairly low key this year. I was at a friends place for a barbecue dinner followed by fireworks on the harbour. People usually get to the foreshore fairly early (8.00 - 9.00 in the morning...) and claim spots for their chairs and picnic blankets. We couldn't be bothered going through all of that and ended up on leaving home at around 10.30 PM.

More images after the jump. Happy New Year everyone.

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney Australia

We had decided to head to a location on the lower North Shore as it was not too far from home. The area was really crowded by the time we got there but I did manage to find enough room to setup the tripod without blocking anyone's view. We had unobstructed views of the city from where we were and had to hang around for only half an hour. No complaints form me.

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia

The most annoying thing about photographing fireworks is the smoke. The first few photographs turn out alright but the others smoke obstructed the view of the city in some of the later images.

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia

All the photographs in this post were captured with a Canon 7D and a Canon 24 - 105mm lens. I also used a tripod and a remote shutter release.

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia

New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
New Year's Day Fireworks - Sydney, Australia



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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Shots! Just shared on FB...Happy New Year!

Gallicissa said...

Great stuff!
I suppose more fireworks to be expected down there when England look to thrash Aussies 3-1 in the Ashes.

Happy New Year!

Wilma said...

These are the best fireworks photos I have ever seen, Dev! A little bit of smoke lends a nice glowing, atmosphere, but i agree with you about the smoke when it is heavy. Hope you have a wonderful 2011.

cheers,
Wilma

Dev Wijewardane said...

Thanks for the comments.

Amila, People seem to have come to terms with it. A lot of talk on Ponting's future etc.

Wilma, I wouldn't have minded a bit of smoke as long as the city was clear.

Joanna Durczok said...

Great photo! And let me wish you a happy New Year too;)

Steven said...

I agree! You got the best shots, the angles of the shots and the location were very perfect, this would be one of the greatest fireworks photos I have seen. Happy new year!