Friday, July 18, 2014

Baby, You're A Firework

When the Virgen Del Carmen went into the water Wednesday night (on the Dia de La Virgen Del Carmen) the fireworks immediately started.

[SHUTTER] TIMING IS EVERYTHING. THIS IMAGE SURPRISED ME.

Here's some of the show from my amazing vantage point on the beach. Maybe next year, I'll watch from the water. Be sure to click the images to 'spectacularize.' 

Musical Accompaniment:



























22 comments:

  1. Mitchell, you found the fireworks setting on your camera. Well done. What a spectacle in celebration of a virgin.

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    1. Andrew:
      Actually, I started with the fireworks setting on my new camera, but it wasn't quick enough to capture things the way I liked. So after about 10 shots, I switched back to plain old manual and snapped away. I ended up with 180+ shots.

      Virgins here get lots of parades, but I've not yet seen another one get fireworks.

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    1. Judy:
      It was amazing. Maybe next year into the water!

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  3. WOW! Did I say WOW!?
    Great shots Mitchell!
    The first one looks like the 'Big Bang'!

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    1. Jim:
      I don't even remember seeing anything like what appeared in that first shot. I must have caught it at the perfect split second (or else I did something really screwy that resulted in something really fascinating).

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  4. Ooooooooh! Aaaaaaaaah! Woaaaaaaaaa! A truly orgasmic display. Must have cost an Euro or two. Hope the Blessed Virgin was correspondingly impressed, though can't help thinking of D & M cowering in a corner wondering what the blazes is going on and thinking that maybe the world has reached Apocalypse time! Nevertheless, it's quite something!

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    1. Raybeard:
      There were a lot of prayers offered to the Virgin of Carmen that night. It would be nice if she could manage to answer at least some of them!

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  5. Fantastic shots! You really captured some great bursts. Cheers

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Thanks! I was really pleased (and surprised).

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  6. Wow Mitchell, absolutely fabulous shots!

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Thanks. Tried the actual "fireworks" setting and it was so slow I kept missing what I wanted to catch (maybe I should read up on how to use it!!!). When I switched to the old-fashioned way, I was successful.

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  7. As we all know, don't we Mitch?, if prayers are answered it proves that there IS a God, and if they're not it's because he's wiser than us. QED!

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    1. Raybeard:
      No arguing with that "logic," is there? (Or at least no point in arguing.)

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  8. Fantastic, it is a celebration like New Year's Eve.

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    1. Gosia:
      Even better. We don't have fireworks here for New Year's Eve!

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  9. You were really treated to a fireworks extravaganza. Incredible shots.

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    1. Stephen:
      And what a spot from which to watch.

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  10. I haven't seen photos truly capture the brilliance of fireworks until now - wow!

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    1. Spo:
      Thanks so much. It was an amazing view.

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  11. So many pretty colours! In the third from last photo I can see a face! It kind of looks like Mr Burns from the simpsons!

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  12. Hayley:
    That's hilarious. I had to go look up Mr. Burns and I was shocked to see what you saw!

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