Friday, July 9, 2010

Fireworks

{Posting a little late.. but for what it's worth.. here are some of the fireworks photos I took this year.. }

For the last couple of years, I have been trying to get some decent fireworks pictures. Last year's were so-so, which maybe 6 or 8 decent ones.

This year is different. This year, I'm really pleased with a good number of the photos. I think they are better for a couple of reasons..

We were closer to the shoot off point this time. I didn't want the bridge in the photos this year, so we actually sat under the bridge. They shoot off the fireworks from Quinssissippi Island, near the American Flag. Which made for some great photos. 


Also, I know a little more about using the camera for lowlight photos. Have gotten some really nice lowlight photos at some of the concerts, and these are no exception. I took almost 300 photos (love getting serial photos with this camera), and 75% of them are nice pictures. Which makes me very happy.


Probably still would have gotten better pictures if I had remembered to bring my tripod.. but oh well, there's always next year.  And I know some of the pictures my friends have posted on face book are better... but consider this... I didn't cheat by using a fireworks setting LOL 


 This is one of my favorites... which is hard to admit, because I like so many of them! LOL

 
 

This is another favorite.. I love the smoke trails, and the tails on the colors.


One of the things I like best about this shot... is that you can see the boats on the river. 


One of the series shots.. 



Another series... 


 Simply beautiful... 


This one was a great catch!


The spider fireworks.. 

 

This one makes me think of warp speed... lol 


 And the finale... I so need to figure out how to do animated images.. it would look SO cool! Not posting all the ones I took, though, there are a ton. My favorites are the last ones, where again, the light is so bright, you can even see the boats on the river. 

 

3 comments:

PattiM said...

Awesome firework pictures, Julie!!! I had mine on the wrong setting again but this time it was because I'm blind without my reading glasses. LOL

Hugs,

PattiM
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