Friday, July 2, 2010

July 2, 2010, Fireworks

It's Friday July 2nd.  I'm looking forward to having a 3 day weekend of fun.  There are so many things to do this weekend, and not enough time to do it all.

Tonight we went to the Groton Elementary School to celebrate the birth of our Nation.  It was a great night for a very diverse Country. I hope we find strength in that diversity, and embrace it.

Lessons Learned:

  • Long shutter speeds at low ISO's seem to work well.  I think I need a remote for the camera so that I can use it in bulb mode.

13 comments:

Andrew said...

They look great! Here's a tip I learned if you don't have a cable release:

Shoot 30-second exposures, but bring a piece of cardboard to hold in front of the lens until the fireworks are about to explode - you can capture multiple per frame this way without overexposing the scene.

Gallow said...

Andrew, that's a great tip. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks!

Mike Simmons said...

Great shots Steve and nice tip from Andrew! I like the new look of your blog! Have a great 4th!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

great pics and nice new look for the blog!

Yolanda said...

These are awesome firework shots! Great tip from Andrew as well! I'm going to a display tonight, but I don't have my tripod with me!!!!

Reverend Awesome said...

Stevo those are some awesome shots!! I love that you can see them shoot up into the air in the pics.

toledonative said...

Love the new look to the blog! And awesome fireworks shots! I am going to try some things tonight. The tip from Andrew is very timely!

Jill A. Brown said...

Those are GREAT! :) If the rain clears up tonight I am hoping to get some shots here in Iowa! :)

Breanna said...

Great shots!!!

Andrey Dorokhov said...

Just beautiful!

Nicki said...

Blog looks great!!

Your fireworks are fantastic. I am paying special attention to how you shot them.

Barbara Martin said...

These photos are spectacular!

Carolyn Ford said...

Your fireworks shots are awesome!