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  • Canada Day skyline and fireworks

    My buddy shot these on Canada Day - Edmonton






    credit Mike Ke


    Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

  • #2
    I love that first photo - a unique perspective of our skyline

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    • #3
      This is such a great photo!

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      • #4
        I do not follow fireworks and such, one question I have is, are Edmonton fireworks standard height when displayed in the air?

        I live in McCauley and from my second story balcony on my house I can count over 20 highrises. I'm not blocked by anything in particular and I have great south facing views. Last year I decided to stay home and have a nice relaxing evening with glasses of wine and watch the fireworks. Oops !!! Lol. Could hear every firework go off but couldn't see them. Of the largest works I could see a slight of them and the glow from all.

        So do other cities that have higher skylines use that much more powerful fireworks?

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        • #5
          You are blocked by downtown and also, the fireworks are launched from the bottom of the river valley (near kinsmen I believe)
          A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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          • #6
            Some do use higher explosions, but most don't set them off in such a deep valley.

            More valley effect than fireworks.

            (edit - yeah, what he said.)
            Let's make Edmonton better.

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            • #7
              I had a great view of them from my 9th floor balcony at Windsor Park Plaza because that sees into the river valley. Most of the action was quite high and my pictures showed fireworks over the skyline.

              Eve

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              • #8
                I bet if I was on top of roof (19feet high) I'd have a way better view, I was a little shocking being such a short distance away but not able to see.

                I just think of New York or Tokyo for shear height to get a decent view of fireworks

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                • #9
                  ^ those cities have large bays / ocean that they launch fireworks from...
                  A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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                  • #10
                    If you're where I think you are, Swillv8, you have the disadvantage of seeing past a hill plus all the highrises which are pretty packed skyline-wise. I had the same problem a few blocks west of you even when going to the open space beside the Casino.

                    Eve

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, kind of surprising to me. I can see canada place roof top which is fairly low........ I would totally understand being in dt how the highrises block so much of ones view but for me it's the equivalent of holding a pencil in front of oneself lol.

                      I was actually hoping to hear tell you the truth that there really isn't much need for stronger explosives, because Edmonton has a short skyline. I totally forgot about the 300 foot river valley( or whatever it is)

                      A side note- with all the new towers going up west of epcor I won't see much impact unless they get considerably higher. I think the new Coe will go right between cN& epcor from my perspective but block bell. I took a really cool pic early spring on a foggy morning that showed no dt and the fog is distant enough to look like a wall of cloud

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                      • #12
                        Swillv8, you might want to cross the Dawson bridge and find someplace along the top of the valley edge, past the trees, with a sight-line to the High Level and Kinsmen park. There should be a sight-line somewhere between Mcnally School and Strathearn Drive. I watched the works from Strathearn drive once; a few of them were blocked, but you could see most of them; I can't remember if you have a sight-line on the High Level from there.

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                        • #13
                          This year with the high level bridge lit up and fireworks it's going to be impressive!!!! I can't wait to see good quLity pics in the next coming days . Luckily we have such a beautiful river valley with no real shortage of good views for the top!

                          I will most likely find a good spot on east jasper/ going to park space near Ada boulevard

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                          • #14
                            San Diego sets theirs off from barges in the bay. Sometimes things go wrong...

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrNu3mOYySg

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                            • #15
                              ^ to answer the question, I'd rather see that!!

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