I thought I would post something different today, something related to a passion of mine: photography. While I have always enjoyed taking photos, my love for photography grew even more when I purchased my first dSLR camera in May, 2008 (a Nikon d40X). I loved this little camera! Last year, I decided to purchase a new camera to give me more flexibility and options. So, in the middle of December, 2010, I purchased my Nikon d7000. I love this camera! There is sooooo much to learn on it though.
I take a lot of photos each day. Last year, I completed my first 365 Challenge (a photo a day for 365 days). This year, I am completing my second 365 Challenge. It’s going well, and I haven’t missed a day, but I am behind on getting my photos uploaded to the web (darn Twitter).
Every summer, Vancouver hosts a fireworks show called the Celebration of Light. Each year, countries come together in a competition to see who puts on the best fireworks show of the summer. In the past, this has taken place over three days: each of the three countries got their own evening of fireworks and on the final day, they put on a show together. After the final show, a winner is announced. This year, they are still three countries presenting, but they will do this over three evenings. There will not be a final show where they come together as a group. It’s always a great time and we look forward to it every year. This is the 21st year of this event and I think my husband and I have been to many of the shows, almost every year. We missed the year our daughter (our first born) was 7 months old because we didn’t think she’d handle it too well). We’ve since learned that kids can sleep through anything – including fireworks. Really!
On Saturday, July 30, we watched a fabulous show put on by China. I thought I would share some of the photos I took last night of the fireworks show presented by Spain. I hope you enjoy them! Click on the photo if you’d like to see it larger.
I feel so fortunate to live in such a wonderful city! Canada will be performing on Saturday, April 6. Looking forward to another wonderful show!