I started out my holiday weekend enjoying fireworks in Syracuse’s Inner Harbor. An area which used to be run down and useless. Over the last few years Syracuse has transformed it into a park area for concerts, festivals and, on this night, community fireworks in celebration of the birth of America.
This was my first opportunity to use the Neutral Density filter on a non-Disney fireworks show. I flubbed the first few attempts early in the show as I did not wait for a series of bursts at various heights. These created the most interesting photos using the ND filter over a long span of time.
The next one probably would not have needed an ND filter. Once the top bursts had dispersed, they fired off the streamers you see below. Still, the filter gave me the confidence to keep the shutter open for 36.9 seconds.
Did any of you go see fireworks this weekend?