Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fireworks!







The reason I went to the riverfront last Thursday was to view the fireworks and to practice photographing them.  The previously scheduled July 4 fireworks had been postponed because the water levels were dangerously high.

I wanted to catch fireworks cascading over the Hartford skyline, but I was too close to the barges where the fireworks were ignited, so most of the fireworks were too high in the sky.  But, here are a couple of images that turned out OK.  I learned a few things about photographing fireworks that I can use next year.

22 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful firework shots, Jack, well done!

Andy said...

These photos prove that your practice paid off.

JM said...

Wonderful firewok shots and spectacular reflections on water on the previous post. Well done, Jack.

Sue said...

They look fabulous to me. In the first shot it looks like a large neon palm tree is growing over Hartford.

LOLfromPasa said...

Your night shots are wonderful. One thing that is fun about photography is that you can always learn/try something new. Love the results here, Jack.

Taken For Granted said...

You have night photography down pat. I tried to photograph fireworks on July 4. Your photos are better than mine. Well done.

Kate said...

More than just okay. Great work!

Sharon said...

Great shots Jack. These look fantastic.

VP said...

Awesome shots, I do not really know much about this kind of pictures, so any advice would be welcome!

Sylvia K said...

These are terrific, Jack!! Love the reflections on the water and your composition is wonderful!! Well done indeed! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Have fun!!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Knowing where to position oneself to photograph fireworks can be difficult because you don't know exactly where and how large they will be until they occur, and by then it is too late to move.

You are now ready for next year, assuming that they do not change the location or trajectory of the fireworks.

Malyss said...

I never really succeeded to picture fireworks; So, for me those shots are fabulous!

Luis Gomez said...

These are very nice Jack!

RedPat said...

Great shots, Jack. We are always learning, hopefully!

Lowell said...

You done good!

There's an old saying that goes, "Live and learn." And I've tried to follow that advice but found that the more I lived the more I learned and and the more I learned the more I forgot, so I thought what the heck just go with the flow.

I think your pics are excellent.

William Kendall said...

Fabulous shots!

Michelle said...

Bravo!

Randy said...

These are great. I am horrible at these kinds of shot.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Spectacular shots!

Hilda said...

I think they're fantastic!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nice work Jack, one of the hardest subjects to snap methinks!

Kay said...

Bravo! Now write down what you learned and put it somewhere where you'll find it the next time there are fireworks. Or are you one of those clever over 40 types who actually manages to remember things?