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Light the Bridge!

There has been a campaign in the city of Edmonton to donate money to light the high-level bridge after the waterfall proved too costly and full of flaws. There are 50,00 lights due to the generosity of the citizens of Edmonton and I do not think that it cost the tax-payers anything. While out on an evening walk I thought that I would take my camera and tripod and practise some shots for the fireworks and bridge display on Canada Day next Tuesday.The lights seem to move in lines  from one end to the other, changing colour and rhythm.

Last year I got pretty good fireworks but black sky and was envious of the blue skies of my fellow photographers.I did some research on exposures and decided to try putting my speed on “bulb”, pressed the remote shutter down for 5, 6 and 7 seconds. I used manual mode and manual focus, and kept my ISO at 100 and tried f/8 to f/11.I used my zoom lens at 70mm up to 300mm and prefer the wider shots, and probably move the viewfinder up,which will be good for the fireworks. The blue bridge in the foreground is the pedestrian and LRT pathway. Here are the results:

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3 responses

  1. 🙂 Blessings Friend and Have a Great Week End ~ 🙂

    June 27, 2014 at 11:34 am

  2. Wow, that is great. Very colorful and wonderful it was not a cost to taxpayers.

    June 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    • Yes, something that the community can be proud of. Although I have seen some practising , the big event will be on July 1st, Canada Day.look forward to that, and the fireworks.

      June 29, 2014 at 8:48 am

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