Thursday, July 5, 2007

Independence Illuminations


Fireworks illuminated the skies July 4 as part of the local Independence Day celebration.
Tomorrow: Summer Feast of the South

14 comments:

Olivier said...

Magnifique ce feux d'artifice. Je sais pas comment tu fais, mais moi je rate toujours mes photos de feux d'artifice ;o). La fête était belle.


Splendid this fireworks. I do not know how you make, but me I always miss my photographs by fireworks ;O). The festival was beautiful.

Kate said...

This almost resembles a flower. Well-done!!

iBlowfish said...

Beautiful firework!

magiceye said...

well captured!
hope you had a great time celebrating your independence day!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Good shot. It looks like you did all the right things to get the shot. It is one of the best I have seen yet.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

lv2scpbk said...

Love the colors. Great photo.
I took some photos of fireworks but my camera only wanted to see red. You can see those by clicking on personal blog here if you'd like, http://www.lv2scpbk.blogspot.com

Steve Buser said...

Beautiful shot.

Rambling Round said...

Thanks for your encouraging comments on the fireworks photo. I probably shot 50 pictures, and this one was by far the best. The "secret" must be in length of exposure and shooting the fireworks immediately after explosion. This one was taken at 1.3 seconds, f3.5, without a flash. The pictures shot at 1 second or less were "blobs," and the ones taken 1.6 seconds or longer were just streaks. I read up on how to shoot fireworks before going, and it recommended shooting with a tripod and around f8 and with a longer exposure, but I didn't use a tripod, and f8 didn't work as well for me. I think the cloudy skies and total darkness also knocked out other potentially distracting light.

Josy said...

There's something about fireworks... :D

isabella said...

Very nicely done!
I have no luck with the night photos at all - you mean I have to read the camera's manual? ;-)

Rambling Round said...

Isabella, your photos are so magnificent that I assumed you had taken a bunch of photography courses. I bet you can take a great night photo. This shot was mostly luck, but now I know better how to take the next one. And yes, read the manual! :)

JoAnn said...

Hi Selma,
I also thought (with me more, so I'mnot the only one) that this was a flower. Its always very difficult to make at the right time the right shot from firework! You did it very well , well done.

JoAnn

NorthBayPhoto said...

Fantastic fireworks display!

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Melinda said...

I LOVE this shot!