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La Mercé 2009: Fetes et Feux



Yesterday was an early Christmas for me: I replaced my old 4MP camera with a million dollar baby in the shape of a nice 12 MP one. Here are the first pictures!

La Mercé 2009, aka the Feast of our Lady of Mercy. The biggest holiday in Barcelona, a huge 3 day party, religious processions, dragons on the streets, hundreds of free concerts, circus… Officially, la Mercé is on September 24th, but the festivities are ongoing, until next weekend, with the finals of the Redbull Air Race. No worries, your man in Barcelona will be there to report!

Anyway, last night was also the end of the 12th International Pyrotechnic Festival. The French company Fetes et Feux did it’s very best to impress the thousands of people massed on the beaches. And they succeeded!

So, that’s a few of the pictures I got by playing around with a good camera and a slow shutter speed. Enjoy! And do yourselves a favor: enlarge the pictures!


8 responses

  1. Congrats to you! Those pictures are amazing.

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    September 28, 2009 at 3:05 pm

  2. Congratulations on the new hardware. So far you should be proud of the results.

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    September 28, 2009 at 4:47 am

  3. CoNgRaTuLaTiOn with your new camera!!:-)
    Superb shots. I do look forward to see many more.

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    September 27, 2009 at 9:19 pm

  4. Superbes photos ! Bravo au nouvel appareil mais surtout au photographe !

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    September 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm

  5. WOW!!!

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    September 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm

  6. Congratulations on the new camera! You must be so pleased. Especially after seeing the results of this maiden voyage with it.

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    September 27, 2009 at 1:26 pm

  7. Ooooh! Awesome! I love fireworks and you and your new camera sure captured them perfectly! The whole festival sounds fantastic too.

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    September 27, 2009 at 1:06 pm

  8. Your new camera sure works well! Great photos! I hope you'll show us more photos from this 3 day festival! Ausgezeichnet! Herzliche GruBe aus EAGAN

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    September 27, 2009 at 12:14 pm