Photographer's Note

During the end of August this year Malmö and Scania was the scene of Louis Vuitton Acts 6 & 7, two in a series of regattas that open the 32nd America's Cup. Returning to Europe for the first time in over 150 years.

The region of Scania is oriented toward the sea, with over 500 km of coastline, and some of Sweden's nicest beaches. Within 90-minutes of the venue there are 60 Yacht Clubs, and 50 000 yachts.

On the final evening of the event there was a fireworks display offered by the city of Valencia, Spain, which was the hosting city for acts 4 & 5. This was my primary reason for visiting, and my first attempt to photograph fireworks.

I started with 10 second exposures, reduced to 5 seconds, to 2 seconds, to one second and finally 1/2 second exposures (f/6.3 all times). This is my final shot and at the same time the 'Finale Grande' of the display!

The next day the final race was cancelled due to fog!

Image cropped, increased saturation +25, ran NeatImage 60%, resized for TE, USM 100/0,4/8, framed and saved for Web.

In the WS area are a 5 seconds and a 2 seconds shot, which show the differences due to different exposure time.

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Additional Photos by Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 240 N: 845] (2442)
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