Pacific NW 2017 - John H Bowman Photos
Vancouver Fireworks - from 26th floor, Century Plaza Hotel

Vancouver Fireworks - from 26th floor, Century Plaza Hotel

Seattle-Vancouver 2017 - flew to Seattle with Carol & Isabella July 26, Amtrak to Vancouver July 28 early am, return to Seattle July 30 late pm, flew home August 4; Seattle highlights included Space Needle, Mt Rainier NP, & ferry to Whidbey Island; Carol & Isabella's room 2604 at Century Plaza had view to English Bay, site of July 29 fireworks display; all 9 of us watched from there, & had decent sunset as a bonus; used Sirui travel tripod for fireworks, shooting at ISO 100 & f/11 for 2 to 5 seconds, using polarizer on 24-70 lens (should have had longer lens); I've learned (1) what we saw was the first of three nights of fireworks (July 29, August 2, August 5); (2) Celebration of Light is an annual, international competition; (3) 2017 competing nations were Japan, UK, and Canada; and (4) we saw Japan's display, ultimately judged best of the three; event was July 29, but camera on EDT so photos dated July 30

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