Uprooted Magnolia

Fireworks

Posted in Local, Photography by leahyetter on July 5, 2011

We had a nice time watching fireworks illuminate the downtown sky at the fairgrounds last night. I decided to take my new camera out of hiding and work on this challenging shoot. If you’ve tried to shoot fireworks and were unsuccessful, don’t worry, it’s not that easy. I read a couple of tutorials before I went out and these are what I was able to capture. Not the sharpest shots but it was a lot of fun nonetheless.

Some highlights are blown out and there is a little blur but hey, I came back with something and that’s what matters.

And how lucky I was to even capture the fireworks from the heavens. (far right in the image above).
Lightning struck often while the fireworks were going off.

We were with friends and a lot of folks we didn’t know and the commentary by the kids was a hoot. There was a lot of oohs and ahhs and “how’d they do that?” and “sweet” and “whoa”.  They got to play with sparklers and performed for the camera.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy fourth!


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  1. misswhiplash said, on July 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Wonderful…in fact so good that I can even smell them

    what talent!

    love P

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  2. misswhiplash said, on July 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Wonderful..in fact so good that I can even smell the fireworks

    What a talent!

    love P

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    • leahyetter said, on July 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

      Yes! It was so smelly so I wouldn’t be surprised if my camera picked up the smell and passed it along. Nice to hear from you Patricia!

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  3. Jessica @ MyArdentLife said, on July 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Awesome, amazing, beautiful! The only fireworks I saw this year and now I feel like I didn’t miss a thing!

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    • leahyetter said, on July 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

      Yay! Thanks Jessica! So nice to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed the show! 😉

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  4. Brian said, on July 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Awesome shots! Especially the ones with the lightning.

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    • leahyetter said, on July 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

      Hey thanks! Can’t believe how lucky I was to capture all of that in one shot. Lightning and fireworks are both difficult shoots on their own much less all at once!

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  5. Cindy Thompson said, on July 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Your pictures of fireworks are the best that I have ever seen….bar none!

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    • leahyetter said, on July 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

      Thank you! That means a lot Cindy because it was a difficult shoot! These make me love my new camera more and more. 🙂

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