Sparks in the sky…

I absolutely l-o-v-e fireworks…the bright colors against a dark background, the surprise of the shape when it explodes, the oohs and aahs, even the loud booms. This year I was able to get to see two firework events and would have tried for more if I could. I am amazed at how they can pack the shells in such a way that when they explode they make a specific design. A couple of years ago I saw fireworks that exploded into a smiley face!

The master of fireworks display has to be Disney! Oh, my gosh, they are awesome! We were there for Halloween several years ago and the fireworks were beyond words. You could recognize the face of Mickey and even the wicked witch – all done with sparks in the sky!

Here are some of my favorite fireworks photos that I took this year.

Thanks for making it all the way through!
Let me know if you like fireworks as much as I do.

For those interested in how I got that last shot, I’ll tell you. I set my camera (Nikon D90) on manual with manual focus, manual shutter speed at 4.2 seconds (I used the bulb feature which means that I counted how long to leave the shutter open), ISO 200, and aperture at f11. After I clicked the remote to start taking the shot I turned the lens in and out of focus and then clicked the remote again to stop the shot. I am now in love with this technique for fireworks. I can’t wait until the next 4th of July to try it again!

3 Comments on “Sparks in the sky…

  1. These would make a great line of cards.

  2. What a fabulous way to get to view fireworks. You can look as long as you want.

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