The Emperor and the tiger

Old 2 Aug 08

What looked like a really great visual performance last night but annoyingly I was stuck in the middle of all the crowds. I was told that I wouldn’t need a press pass to get good shots… It just annoyed me seeing such a fantastic display and not being able to do a thing to photograph it. I left the 70-200 at home because I didn’t think I would need it. So I was stuck in the middle of kids on shoulders, camera phones and random heads.

Comments 4

  1. Gordon says on 2 Aug 08

    “So I was stuck in the middle of kids on shoulders, camera phones and random heads” … and it makes the shot. A nicely balanced image.

  2. Garp says on 2 Aug 08

    Got to agree, the people being there gives it context, makes it more natural seeming rather than “ohh look at the pretty lights” :)

  3. Pete says on 2 Aug 08

    While I do feel that this photo works, it was a 30-45 minute performance with dancers. I was simply too far away to photograph them and blocked by peoples heads. I only really got a few nice shots at the end when the fireworks went off. The majority of the event was lost.

  4. Eric Bowers says on 3 Aug 08

    Hah, people taking fireworks photos with cell phone cameras. Kinda reminds me of people using flashes at nighttime baseball games, or taking handheld photos of the moon. I hope that works out well for them.

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