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Centennial 1998

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Fireworks displays are a fairly recent phenomena in the Philippines and it all began in June 12, 1998 (the "mother of all fireworks display") during the Centennial Celebration of the Declaration of Philippine Independence. Before that, Filipinos were into firecrackers. when this came up. Except my Pentax MX was in shell shock after being pulled out into service after a long spell and was in dire need of a CLA. The only other camera on hand was a broken Pentax K2. Fried electronics, according to the repair person. It works though in B mode and in the flash sync (1/125), so maybe I can use since you shoot fireworks with the bulb mode anyway.I have been looking for opportunities to get back into serious photography but I was apprehensive about how my gear might perform so I borrowed a friend's Nikon F3 with a Tamron zoom attached (...I forget).

I actually bought a Nikon FM10 a year earlier but sold it shortly before this event because it was not robust enough for wha…