Fireworks, Part II |

We saw some fireworks Sunday evening, so I got to practice taking some pictures of them. They aren’t easy — I had to use a tripod, and I had a lot of trouble timing things, so my general philosophy was to set for a long exposure, point my camera in the direction of the exploding things, and hope for the best. I was able to get several that came out pretty well.

5s, f/22, ISO-400, 28mm

I love this shot — that’s not actually the sun, but the wider aperture creates a blue sky in the background that makes it look like daytime.

5s, f/7.1, ISO-400, 28mm

5s, f/14, ISO-400, 28mm

2.5s, f/14, ISO-400, 28mm