It's been many years since I've wandered down to Parliament hill for Canada day celebrations. As I took in the sights and sounds with my family, it seemed even busier than I remembered it last. With camera in hand, I shot "street style", with high ISO, all manual and zone focused. As I got into lower light, I was forced to use a much wider aperture, shooting at f1.2 and ISO 2500. At that point, depth of field is very shallow and so I was forced to focus through the viewfinder for every shot.
This year, instead of photographing the fireworks, I decided to capture the feeling of standing in the crowd, watching the fireworks. A completely different approach that I hope you enjoy!
These images were all shot using my Leica M9 and a Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 lens.