Considering fireworks are illegal in New York state of anybody but licensed companies to have, handle and present, I saw an unending and very impressive fireworks display all along the eastern Lake Ontario shore last night. People brought down boxes full of fireworks and let them off. Hundreds of people who had come down to watch applauded as groups out did themselves.
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Ooooh, Aaaaah, Beautiful! Amazing that you captured so much color. I’m curious to know your camera settings.
Whoops…forget to add the information, Deanna. Thanks for the reminder!
I really like the mood and composition in this image. The fireworks are fine too 🙂
Pretty fireflower! We didn’t go to see fireworks, as Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I are not fond of loud booming noises. It’s fun to see them here, without benefit of sound!
I glad I could bring some silent fireworks to your holiday, Gerry.
It looks like a flower. Your settings are interesting, – I wonder: did all the colors come out at the same time, or is it your time setting that has made this firework extra colorful? It´s realy nice.
Birgitte, the colors came a series of different colored fireworks being let off one right after the other. After I got about 3 or 4 of them, I tripped the shutter closed.
WOW!!! I really love this! The last bit of the sunset is just beautiful, but doesn’t compete with the fireworks.
No, the sky doesn’t compete with the fireworks but complement it to fill the frame. I could have cropped it out but it was so pretty and exactly what I was after.
Gorgeous! I love how you can see the trail leading up to the “pow” in addition to the “pow” itself!
Another advantage of a dSLR over a P&S, better control of shutter via the Bulb setting and using a remote to control it. Just to give you some more data. 😉
I’m trying to be a sponge, sucking up all the information I get from you and the many wonderful blogs I’ve discovered through your site. Remote control could be one of the differences in the two cameras I’m considering! I’ll have to check it out.
Remotes are nice but you can always use the Timer which I have done when I have forgotten the remote. 🙂
Love this shot, I haven’t tried photographing fireworks yet but I have been inspired to do so:)
Please, let me know when you do. I bet you’d do great. I might try a one shot HDR on this image to see what it looks like.
Lovely! Yeah, the ‘fireworks are illegal’ rule seems to get lifted on the fourth around here as well. We walked to the local beach to catch the fireworks across the water and also saw some rebels shooting a few of their own away from the crowds. We had incredible weather and it was a beautiful night.
Is this really a 19.2s exposure?? That seems extremely long. Perhaps you meant 9.2s?
19.2 seconds is correct. The color in the sky you see was very, very, very faint. I controlled the shutter opening and closing with a remote. I opened the shutter up about 10 seconds before these fireworks were let off. I got a few overexposed attempts, too. I wanted that last bit of color from dusk. 🙂
Beautiful Scott. I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July.
I had a very good Fourth of July, Amy. Thank you!
I like this picture very much – and there is an atmosphere of summer-evening and joy 🙂
Looks better than the real thing. 🙂 I attempted one myself but didn’t do a good job.
This is one of the best firework photos I have ever seen.
Thanks for giving details of the camera setting, I have made a note of them.
Excellent firework shot! (The best fireworks I saw this year!)
man, that sky…