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!