Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2011! I hope the new year brings you and yours everything of the best: Health, happiness, peace ... and a little wealth wouldn't hurt either, eh?!

I was up at Panorama Resort yesterday evening for the torchlight parade (which I can proudly boast that my brother skied in!) and fireworks display.

My fireworks shots produced some pleasing results - best that I've ever done, although I'm aware that great improvements can still be made! My excuse is that it was so cold out (about -20C) that I could barely think straight - talk about suffering for one's art!

The best shot of the torchlight parade is way out of focus, but here it is:

And here's one of the bonfire that was going on beside the parking lot where we took photo's from. By the time I took this, I'd been outside for about 45 minutes and was literally in pain from the cold ... I didn't have anything left except to move the tripod to a decent vantage point, and press the shutter release!


  1. Very nice photos, especially considering the elements (-20C.) The composition on of the bonfire is very pleasing. Nice eye and nice capture.

  2. Thanks so much for your encouragement, Jim! Much appreciated!

  3. very brave to be out in this temp, my latest blog is about the temp and being a fair weather photographer, we all do things to get the shot....kudos to you Tanya

  4. Love the fireworks photos Tanya. I'm going to be giving some fireworks shots a try in February at a festival here in Juneau. Any suggestions? Besides bundling up ;)

  5. Thanks, Adrianne! Here's a link to a "how to" for fireworks. Jot down the basics, then hope that the display you're at is long enough that you can experiment a bit with your camera, to capture what you have in mind! Take a little flashlight with you - it'll help with setting up your camera/tripod, and making adjustments. Good luck, and rug up! ;-)