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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Santa Marta - Firework Display


In continuation of yesterdays post on  Santa Marta.  The celebrations started on the evening of the 28th of July with a Procession at night by the fisherman in their boats on the lake and a procession along the streets of Marta on the evening beforehand. The next day is considered a local holiday with everyone in a festive mood with a large market during the day and culminating with a magnificent Firework display at 11pm.

No market photos as have only very recently done a post on that very subject Marta Mercato just lots of firework photos to share today.  I enjoy fireworks so much more when the displays are on balmy summer evenings.

I think this one looks like a sky full of shooting stars.


 It is the reflection in the water that made this one special.


  Another beautiful reflection!






I am not a professional photographer and I still have an awful lot to learn, but hopefully these go a little way towards capturing the moment for you.

There are lots more photos of The Firework Display in My Flickr Album Santa Marta Firework Spectacular 29th July 2010


  1. Oooh, aaaah! I particularly like the 2nd and 3rd photos down from the top, the ones with the awesome reflections!

  2. Those are my favourites as well, so much so I posted the red one on Beautiful World this evening. http://byrdsbeautifulworld.blogspot.com/2010/08/firework-reflection.html

  3. Professional or not .. they are brilliant ... I love the 3rd one down .. :-)

  4. The reflection shots are beautiful

  5. Well, I think your photos are amazing - I'd be very happy to produce pictures as good as these. Not surprised you wanted to see the display! Love, Maggie xxx

  6. Diane - Thanks, almost as beautiful as sunsets :)

    Anne - Those two reflection shots are my favourites from this album.

    Travelingsuep - My favourites as well.

    Laura - Thankyou :) It was a fabulous display!

    Maggie - Summer fireworks work for me:)

  7. Fantastic shots!! FIreworks are very tricky but you've captured some great moments that really show how special it was. Thank you! – g

  8. Sounds like a charming local festival. And who doesn't love fireworks?

  9. Georgianna - Thanks I guess I would need a very much more complicated camera if I wanted to do better :)

    Pam - It was and the fireworks finish off the day beautifully.


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