Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

I took these shots last night at our town's fireworks display.  This was my first attempt at shooting fireworks and it was great fun.  I followed instructions I read beforehand almost to the letter...used a tripod, focused on infinity (for starters), camera set on manual with aperture on bulb and shutter at anywhere from 8 - 16, and used a remote release (until the battery died).  The only problem was picking my spot since I was at a house party...I really need to speak to someone about cutting down that tree...LOL

Click on each to view larger.  The last shot is a composite of 3 photos sandwiched together and edited in Nik Software.
 
Happy 4th of July...hope it is glorious wherever you are!