Now, before you sit back and watch my little “digital performance,” you should all know that I am not a professional photographer! Well, uh…I have been paid to shoot so I guess that does qualify me in some sense, but please do not judge me based upon what you see here!
It’s taken me a while to whittle down to these 16 selections, as well. I took 270 pictures of the fireworks display. Yes, that is correct. You may be wondering just how I did that, considering the average fireworks display runs about…hmmm…20 minutes or so? Let’s just say that ‘bulb’ is my best friend. Also, cranking up my ISO to the highest number (fastest speed) was rather helpful. Thus, you just might think I am some kind of Photography Maven! Well, you’re still wrong. I did have some challenges.
I had to ram my tripod into the sand as hard as possible (I was by the waterside.) In fact, right by the waterside. I had to enter into negotiations a few times with the ground to find a level spot. Then, continue ramming my tripod as hard as possible into the sand, over and over. Also, I have no remote. Gently, PA…touch things very gently… Finally, trying to gauge distances and angles in the dark can be rather fun–especially with very fast moving targets–that disappear equally as fast!
Alright, on with the show! Some will be a bit blurry, too. Maybe all of them! I tried to clean them up, but I’m terrible at that! Also, I am including some that are very blurry but there is a reason. Like this one!
This is a star! No, you are not imagining the shape. They made a star. And I actually managed to capture it! Well, most of it…
Also, just so you know, I’m not going to make comments throughout this entire Page.
And of course, immediately after saying I am not going to make comments throughout this entire Page, I continue making comments. This is the first shot of three that show a particular pyrotechnic burst. I captured a shot of just one of it alone. They do tend to pop them off on their own or with very little else. Maybe just smaller, lighter (almost white) ones as above and next.
Now below, here’s the one guy on his own.
Okay, I think it’s time for some colour…after these guys that look like pieces of coral.
Now this guy below. I have to say something about him. Totally blurry but they did a burst of rings. Very cool.
And you know what? I have to put this one in here, as well. It’s going to blurry as all get out, too, but do you want to see uber-cool pyrotechnics? We were all, ‘How the hell do you make THAT shape???”
YEAH, BABY!!! YEAH!!! That blew up and went shooting through the sky for a bit.
So, there you have it folks. I hope you enjoyed.