Day Two Hundred & Five

NIKON D3000 30.0s Focal Length: 24.0mm f/10.0 ISO: 100 (M)

NIKON D3000 30.0s Focal Length: 24.0mm f/10.0 ISO: 100 (M)


Tonight was the Vancouver Celebration of Light, better known as the Symphony of Fire. It was Spain’s turn with their interpretation of ‘Heaven and Hell’.

This is the first time I have shot fireworks with my Nikon and I loved it! I set up my tripod and with my remote I didn’t have to sit there and watch through the lens.

I have not been home for these for the last 4 years and Stew had never been to them in English Bay so it was great. We got there early to enjoy the sun and were front row for the show. It is a way better angle from English Bay than in Kits.

We also exchanged our UK driving licenses for BC ones and I got lucky, I now have a class 5 licence and I never had to do the test to transfer from the “N”! Wooohooo.

5 Positives:

  1. Got a class 5 license without doing the road test.
  2. Bought an insulated water bottle.
  3. Spoke to Lil, Kenny, Bryan & Granny on Skype.
  4. Front row for the fireworks.
  5. Spain did an amazing job for their firework display!


13 Responses to "Day Two Hundred & Five"
  1. July 26th, 2010@07:43

    This is SO gorgeous….I just love the fact that the fireworks are so perfectly balanced in the pic.

    Now this is an amazing coincidence; I was only looking at that camera online today – here >>>

    Any comments or whatever you would like to share with me about your camera? What lenses/equipment you have? Things like travelling with the camera – do you find it heavy to lug around (always something that puts me off a DSLR)? Anything you can tell me would be appreciated.

    I’ve never owned a Nikon before – mainly Olympus, Pentax, Minolta etc, and out of those, the Olympus seemed to be the best.

    Seen next to a fellow photo of the group "365 Community". (?)

  2. July 26th, 2010@05:21

    Very nice. You were even able to get some symmetry in there.

  3. July 26th, 2010@14:58

    Great Shot !!

  4. July 26th, 2010@15:04

    Wonderful fireworks shot.

  5. July 26th, 2010@15:47

    Great shot! The D3000 looks as good as my D300s for fireworks. lol

  6. July 26th, 2010@17:29

    Perfect composition and exposure.

  7. July 26th, 2010@20:59

    excellent shot, a perfect capture.

  8. July 27th, 2010@02:16


    Thank you for the feedback.

    The D3000 is my first SLR camera and I do like it. I think I would stay with Nikon but maybe upgrade now that I am getting the hang of it. ISO settings over 800 tend to pick up a lot of noise. I only have the 18-55mm lens and a couple filters (UV & Circular Polariser).

    The marketing people seem to try to sell the camera based on its guide mode but I have never used it, its too simple.

    It isnt heavy or cumbersome to carry.

    Hope that helps a little?

  9. Useryoko
    July 26th, 2010@22:07

    what a great pic sarah, showed my roommate who went ans she said she didnt see this.. hmmm.. HAHA

  10. July 27th, 2010@13:13

    Thanks so much for that info – I am indeed sorely tempted to buy one 😉

    Seen in my recent comments. (?)

  11. August 2nd, 2010@21:34

    Wow, that’s pretty damned special.

  12. UserLillian
    August 3rd, 2010@23:16

    Sarah – this looks fantastic – I think I’ll have to time my visit for this next year and what a briiliant photo 🙂

  13. August 4th, 2010@20:29

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