Fireworks

Every year on the second day of the Chinese New Year, the Hong Kong Government would spend around a few million Hong Kong dollars to have a Fireworks show on the Victoria Harbor. And every year there would be about half a million people gathering on both side of the harbor to watch the Fireworks. This year, I am one of them, along with my family. My dad paid a fortune to have dinner with us at a restaurant with a perfect harbor view in Inter-Continental.

It is quite amazing to watch the Fireworks up close, because you could feel the impact of how the cannon fire the colorful fireballs from one of the four cannon ship with a big “Bomb” sound, and how the colorful “Fire” splash into the buildings on both sides of the harbor.

I tried to take some pictures with my camera, without any tripod. I guess this is the best I could do with hand held camera to shoot night scene. You could see all the dark little heads at the bottom of the photo, which are those people who had been waiting at the harbor front, for like four to five hours, to get the best view. We just stand right in front of the restaurant and got the same view. How lucky we were! Thanks Dad!

8 thoughts on “Fireworks”

  1. That looks amazing. Again another coincidence. I wrote about how the smell of gunpowder triggers not so nice memories for me. But I like watching fireworks nonetheless.

  2. Frankly speaking, I also thought that it was the most spectaucular and exciting Fireworks I have ever watched. Perhaps it is in fact really good this year, or perhaps it is just because I am with my family when I watch the fireworks.

  3. Yes. I am amazed too by how I could take such a photo without tripod. But perhaps because of overcharge or humid weather, my camera is not working. So sad.

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