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HSBC Celebration of Light

July 28th, 2009

The HSBC Celebration of Light is an annual pyro-musical fireworks competition that takes place over Vancouver's English Bay. This was the Canada Night 2009 competition. Approximately 1.4 million people attend the event over four days! =)

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: mredpopo
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Oh man, I just saw this in the loupe last night and after voting for it thought, "I really hope this gets printed" And here it is. Talk about service! Awesome shot Mr. Erb. It's going right up.
Posted By: abhiiii
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Posted By: lerch84
about 14 years, 2 months ago
I thought the same as mredpopo when I saw this piece..This is a stunning pic..I'm speechless in front of it, and I'm happy of this submission because on IFL I think there aren't fireworks wallpapers!
Posted By: Eoin
about 14 years, 2 months ago
I could just be imagining it but I remember voting for this on the Loupe a long time ago, maybe it was another one...Lovely photo, thanks!
Posted By: Hweingardt
about 14 years, 2 months ago
I'm interested to know the specifics on your shot. What was the duration of the time lapse, f/stop etc. Thanks...and FANTASTIC shot!!
Posted By: kailIFL
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Posted By: net_babe
about 14 years, 2 months ago
As someone who use to walk down everytime these fireworks were on let me just say I LOVE this wallpaper. I have since moved to Ottawa and am unable to see them in person.. this picture went up on my background and will stay for quite some time! Nice work!
Posted By: briansanderson
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Stunning. Thanks.
Posted By: Mac Man
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Gotta have take a sweet pic of the fireworks! I like the reflections.
Posted By: Mac Man
about 14 years, 2 months ago
AHHH! Bummer. I forgot to delete "have" out of there.
Posted By: Beginning
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Nice work... I like it!
Posted By: Writigraphic
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Excellent crystal clear picture. Would like to see more photos from this celebration...
Posted By: Embrosia
about 14 years, 2 months ago
wonderful pictures !!
Nice work !
Posted By: Canada
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Wow, very nice. Love the reflections.
Posted By: BdGF10
about 14 years, 2 months ago
The noise in the sky is easily removed after running through Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Posted By: Daa Maa
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Awesome to see another Vancouverite on IFL! Where were you shooting form, I was on kits beach which was absolutely jam packed, but the view was quite a bit different. Also, what camera were you using?
Posted By: Grant Erb
about 14 years, 2 months ago
This was shot from Sunset Beach using a Canon Digital Rebel XT

Shutter Speed: 5/1 second
F Number: F/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Date Picture Taken: Jul 22, 2009, 11:09:00 PM

Thanks everyone for all your comments =)
Posted By: stubulman
about 14 years, 2 months ago
I love that the eye after being drawn to the fireworks then finds the light speckled shoreline. The true scale of the fireworks is thus magnificently revealed. Great mise-en-scene.
Posted By: mcrackin
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Nice, I'm from Vancouver too. Nice picture.
Posted By: phosphorylation
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Lovely picture.
By, 5/1 second, do you mean 5 seconds?
Posted By: Grant Erb
about 14 years, 2 months ago
phosphorylation: Thanks, ya it was a 5second shot.
Posted By: BabyBurned
about 14 years, 1 month ago
well done
Posted By: StylinRed
about 14 years, 1 month ago
Wow thanks for uploading this

did you take any more from the other shows or of this show?

every year i hope to find some nice shots of the fireworks but could never find em

thanks so much
Posted By: Grant Erb
about 14 years, 1 month ago
StylinRed: I do have quite a few photos of the Canada Night show, but didn't have my tripod with me for the South Africa show, though I did get some cool shots of the blazing sunset and lightening, missed the UK Night show cause of work, and didn't get many shots of the China Night show cause it was just too crazy that night, lol. I only got 1 of Canada, and a couple of sky/lightning from South Africa night online though.

I have a couple at cannabian.deviantart.com and will probably eventually get some more up, just been busy.

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