The view from our garden

Some people spend a lot of money to view the New Year’s eve fireworks display from a vantage point. All we had to do was stand in our garden and we watched fireworks shows from different locations — for free. Speedy and Alex took videos. Sam and I took photos. Sam hasn’t shown me her photos; these are from my camera.

But you have to read the rest of the story.

We bought confetti canons and all I really wanted was to take photos of the confetti flying in midair.

After three canisters of confetti and three shots, all I could manage were photos of the confetti on the grass. I think I’ll stick to fireworks photography next time.

All photos were taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and a EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens.


  1. Ricky Aguilar says

    Pare, Mare and Ijas,

    Happy New Year sa inyong lahat dyan!!!
    Sana kita kits tayo ulit…probably June or July??? Hope to invite all of you then sa Batangas pag-uwi ko ulit. Mark the date and I’ll call you then

    • says

      Thanks, Rhodora and Candice.

      Ricky, Happy New Year! May pasok ang mga bata ng June-July… Pwede sa China mo kami invite? hehehe

      Thanks, Marilyn, and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

  2. says

    Every year, we are treated to a free fireworks display courtesy of our neighbors who really spend a substantial amount for it. We really don’t have a garden, but in the middle of our compound is an open space giving a clear view of the evening sky.

    A really fun and safe way to welcome the new year.

    Taking photos of confetti cannons in action is like taking photos of kids smashing the clay pot in “basagan ng palayok”, it takes impeccable timing skills and lightning-fast reflexes to capture the crucial moment.

  3. says

    “impeccable timing skills and lightning-fast reflexes”

    Which I clearly did not have hahaha Three tries using three different camera settings and still nothing. Bummer.

  4. Mark says

    Great shots of the fireworks Ms Connie . Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year.

  5. Mila says

    Happy New Year to you and your family!
    Taking the confetti flying into midair is probably as hard as taking those photos of water as it splashes out of a bottle. I think your new year’s resolution should include technical photography classes so you can take them next new year’s eve!!