Sunday, February 03, 2008

Carnaval #2


Fireworks are always magnificent, and eventually I'll learn how to capture them more skillfully. Watching from our rooftop patio was great but not quite as spectacular as last year when I watched it from a catamaran on the ocean.

14 comments:

brian said...

wonderful photos! i've tried to get firework pics but haven't had much luck yet. these look really good!

Jilly said...

You've photographed this beautifully, Kate! I have enormous difficulties with fireworks so am most impressed. It must all be the best fun. Great masks from yesterday.

oldmanlincoln said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you on the successful capture of an explosion. I have never been able to do it. You did it at least twice. Nice shots.

I did see an explosion one day about a week ago. I happened to walk into my office holding a cup of steaming coffee and glanced out of the window and saw an explosion of feathers like somebody had dumped out a feather tick mattress.

It was the instant a hawk struck a mourning dove and knocked it out of its feathers. Obviously, before I could set the coffee down and grab the camera the last feather had disappeared. Oh well, some people buy McDonald hamburgers.

isabella said...

Super job, Kate! Give me some pointers, will you?

Your vacation sounds like one, big party ;-)

With your obvious love of Mazatlan, are you planning to move/buy a second home there?

Kate said...

Thanks for your flattering comments, everyone! I just got lucky!! Isabella, No! No plans to buy; renting gives us greater flexibility. I've got places to go and things to do. There are so many treasures around the world that I don't want to miss! And, altho I have made friends here (including tutoring a 12-yr-old boy--fantastic!), we may move on next year; Mexico has fascinating cities throughout the country!!

Isadora said...

What I would give for a rooftop patio :) unfortunately those apartments sell for 5,500USD per square meter! maybe in another life.

Please, don't make me feel bad - these photos are perfect - you can even see the ashes falling - you must have been directly underneath.

What fun!

marley said...

Great shot, times two! I love fireworks and my new camera has a setting for taking photos of them. I'm itching to try it out!

Southern Heart said...

Kate, I think that those are *great* photos! I've never done well with fireworks. Yours made me feel as if I were right there.

Peter said...

Fantastic shots! Can you give us the method? ... although I would hardly be able to use your method here in Paris; fireworks are now prohibitied for security reasons.

Jim said...

I think you did swell in your photos.

Annie said...

I'd say you did a wonderful job here, Kate. It's exciting to see even from this distance.

patrickdaniel said...

Cool shots! Love Fireworks

isabella said...

I agree with you, Kate. Renting affords you so much flexibility!
So you are tutoring in English and learning Spanish? And Jim helps out at the animal shelter? Sounds like a productive and rewarding retirement to me - you are my inspiration!

sam said...

wow, talk about a grandstand view. I think you did pretty well,they are hard to shoot.
Ditto what Isabella said, you and Jim ARE inspiring! I agree about moving on. That is why we have always resisted time share, the thought of spending all our holidays in one place each year, when there is such a big and varied world to see, no way!