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Niseko Hirafu New Years 2
Hokkaido

This is the 2nd pano i took during the 2011 New Years celebrations.

Once the lights went out on the hill and people jumped the fence ( i set a bad example there ! ) shooting a pano became pretty difficult. A bunch of skiers and snowboarders light up a bunch of torches at 12:00 am form 11 on the slope and then ski down to where everyone is gathered and then some fireworks go off - a bit of fun.

Will have to work on my pano skills afer see some amazing 2011 new years panos on this site complete with a lots of moving subjects and perfect fireworks exposures...woah something to aim for !

Copyright: Glen Claydon
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16404x8202
Taken: 31/12/2010
Uploaded: 02/01/2011
Updated: 19/09/2014
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Tags: niseko; hirafu; kogen; new-years; night
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