The night of July 30th kicked off the annual Fiesta de Flores here in Medellin, Colombia.
It's the biggest festival of the year for Medellin and one not to be missed if you are in the area in the first week of August.
Every day there is something different going on, from horse parades to car shows, street parties and lots and lots of drinking and eating!
To start the festival, they had live music downtown with a fireworks show at the end.
Below are the photos I took that night, all of which were taken with my travel camera.
I dragged my expensive tripod down there too (hoping it wouldn't get stolen) just to get some nice long exposures, but forgot the clamp to mount the camera to the tripod.
I cursed myself for such a rookie mistake but was able to get a few good photographs even with the low light conditions and having to handhold the camera.
T-roy is taking an extended holiday from being responsible. Quitting the 6-figure salary job that was killing him with 12hr workdays, he decided that this wasn't the life. He moved to Thailand and spent 3 months living a humble backpacker's life and loved the experience so much he kept going. He now resides in Medellin, Colombia doing photography work while running his own travel blog: www.foggodyssey.com
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Monday 27th of September 2010
Fireworks are always splendid views. your pics are really nice...different colours...
Saturday 14th of August 2010
Wow, impressive, especially w/o tripod. Nice work.
Friday 13th of August 2010
Awesome pics, I looove fireworks!