It’s that time of the year again – definitely one of the highlights of the Summer and of Vancouver’s calendar year – the “HSBC Celebration of Light” international fireworks competition.
Having had some good results from our shoot from the Burrard Bridge last year, Jen and I decided to make the trek back to the Bridge and this time even snagged the little deck that juts out the side of the pedestrian walkway – a perfectly steady, comfy, prime vantage point spot for the evenings display.
The sunset was golden and gorgeous (see image in the gallery), not having seen Jen for a while we had a blast catching up over some red wine, olives, cheese and crackers, and when it came time for the rockets to fly, Jen and I unleashed our respective cameras (mine with my new Canon L series telephoto lens attached).
Team Canada put on a decent show, but in my opinion, not anything to get too excited about. There was really only one or two real “WOW” moments… so I really hope that the USA and China give it a real good shake over the next week or so on their respective nights.
Stay tuned for images from those forthcoming shows, but in the meantime, check out the gallery below from Team Canada’s 2008 tilt.
A rare treat, and not something I’ve ever been able to offer before – my good mate and video editing genius Jordan Behan has put together some video highlight packages for the Team Canada and Team USA displays which you can now check out on his work’s Blog over at www.strutta.com.