February 24. Second week of the 2013 Philippine International Pyromusical Competition.
If the opening weekend was saved by Finland's performance, the second Saturday between Taiwan and Spain was much better, and I was seated again at my favorite spot: the breakwater, the prize for being number seven in line. :)
The more than two hours of waiting can be a bit of a bore, so I let it pass by reading a book and by shooting the sunset. I get to practice shooting at long exposure, and experimenting on different settings. Landscape shooting in long exposure can be really addicting and I wish that I can have different angles to test this thing that I am actually new at. I've been shooting landscape when traveling but not in long exposure, and now I understand why landscape photographers are really passionate about it. There's something magical on that very smooth sea and sharp texture of stones.
With huge fireworks exploding one after another, Spain must have felt the pressure, and the Spaniards, represented by Brunchu Pyro Experience, did not disappoint the fireworks hungry spectators!
|the breakwater at 8:30 pm|
If the finals is between Taiwan and Spain, it's a fight to the finish, or should I say, fight to the last boom, but I give Spain the night.
NEXT: United Kingdom and South Korea.