Independence Day

Fireworks July 2009

Fireworks July 2009

I took the Independence Day weekend off from social media to concentrate on my family.  My husband was very pleased about that.  We partook in the typical U.S. festivities including a BBQ, and of course viewing fireworks.  For the last two years, I have looked forward to the Fourth of July mostly to take photos of the fireworks.  It’s funny how differently you perceive the display watching it live, and reviewing images that have been captured.  Two years ago, I witnessed a wonderful display with a great variety of shapes, colors and sizes.  It was my first year shooting fireworks, so I didn’t take as many photos.  Last year, the economy was turning downward, and there were cutbacks on the event’s budget, so the fireworks weren’t quite as impressive as the year before.  This year, after viewing my photos, I can tell you the recession has really effected the quality.  Don’t get me wrong, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to see the spectacular exhibition of beauty. However, I was disappointed they didn’t have as many breathtaking explosions as in the past.  Keeping positive, I am looking forward to next year’s display, and improving my skills.

Photog notes: Tripod used with cable release. Manual focus, and manual exposure. 17 mm (cropped), Auto WB, ISO 100, f/5.6, Bulb 2.0 sec, no flash fired

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5 Responses to “Independence Day”

  1. cherokeebydesign Says:

    Great shot.

    Raven
    http://cherokeebydesign.wordpress.com/

  2. great fireworks. I regret i live far away.

  3. Very cool shot.

  4. Nice picture! 😉

  5. shutterbuggeek Says:

    Thanks everyone! I won’t have the opportunity to capture fireworks on New Years Eve. If any of you do, please let me know so I can view your photos!

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