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Out With A Bang
Out With A Bang

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: Nov 24, 2010
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 6s
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2010

I caught this picture by fortunate coincidence.

I recently left Sydney for good to relocate back to Scotland after living in Sydney for 6 years. As our flight was on a Monday morning, we had to leave our rented apartment on the Friday, so we decided to spend the weekend in the Shangri-La hotel by the harbour.

I was taking a couple of final shots from our room window the night before we flew out and by pure chance these fireworks started, I think it had something to do with a concert happening on the other side of the water.

I had been shooting with my wide angle lens and when they started I knew I wanted to get a much closer shot, so I ran to the safe, grabbed out my 24-70, switched lenses, and ran back to the window (all without turning the light on), in time to get a few more in of the finale! It worked out well I feel.

The title refers to our leaving Sydney for good.

Place: 61 out of 264
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2010 10:40:56 PM
a little tightly cropped i think but otherwise amazing.
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12/01/2010 03:28:45 PM
Well done! Kudos to you... the black blacks and the pops of color and every thing sharp... good stuff. I hope this does well for you. (not voting)
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12/01/2010 05:59:38 AM
Excellent shot! Now this is my home town so what was the occasion that I missed?
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