Fireworks

I went out to a friend’s camp and took some photos of the fireworks they launched on July 4th. I used the ultrawide 14-24mm at it’s widest focal length because we were pretty close. We had a beautiful moonrise across the pond at the same time and several other camps were launching fireworks too.

My exposure settings were mostly ISO 200, f/16, and 30 seconds. Close fireworks are very bright so I needed a low ISO and small aperture, but I needed the longer exposure to expose the moon and fit more fireworks in each frame. I used a tripod and interval timer on the camera to take continuous photos one second apart, and then chose my favorites later. We had one premature detonation; fortunately but no one was injured, just very startled!

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http://galleries.aaronpriestphoto.com/Events/2012-07-04/

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