I celebrated the Fourth of July with my cousins and pretended that I travelled three days in the past. So today is sort of a Happy Canada Day and Happy Fourth of July greeting to all of you.
Naturally, there were fireworks so I borrowed my cousin’s tripod and set about photograping fireworks. It was a twenty minute show and I took something like 80 pictures.
My version of fireworks photography is very much all about volume, and luck. Take as many photos as you can and hope you get a few really good ones.
Our perch was a little far away from the fireworks itself and there was a lot of light pollution. My success rate was lower than usual. I did get some really good ones. Some aggressive cropping and contrast adjustment was all that was really necessary.
Taken with Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 at 28mm.
Shutter Speed: 5.0s.
Edited with GIMP 2.