Photographer's Note

Campione d'Italia is an Italian enclave within Switzerland by the lake of Lugano. Its status came about when Ticino chose to become part of the Swiss Confederation in 1798, and Campione's people chose to remain part of Lombardy. Campione takes advantage of its status by operating Casinň di Campione and being a tax free zone. One way of keeping higher profile of this small community is spectacular fireworks.

Handheld as I could not find a good support on big crowd. No doubt image stabilizer helped a lot. Polarizer wasn't on for purpose. I had screwed it in too tightly and could not remove it during the event. I wonder what kind of influence it had on the result. ISO 800, -2/3 exposure comp. Conservative saturation settings of my Canon didn't seem to quite fit on the fireworks. I increased saturation more than usually, not only to boost effect, but to give it the same impression I saw with my own eyes.

Title Crash! Boom! Bang!, a song by Roxette from the album with the same name, 1994.

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Additional Photos by Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 59 N: 5708] (33819)
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