Oops, didn’t mean to drop off the face of the earth like that. My computer crapped out on me a couple weeks ago. After trying to pinpoint the issue to a specific piece of hardware (and subsequently reinstalling Windows about a million times, ugh), I finally wound up having to get a new computer. The extra cost sucks, but on the bright side, my new computer is much faster and photoshop runs a lot better now.
I still have tons of photos from May and June to post, but I wanted to go ahead and post my fireworks photos from Sunday night. I’ve never tried photographing fireworks before and didn’t really have any idea what I was doing, but I still like how these turned out. I followed the tips here pretty closely, using “bulb” mode, though I don’t have a remote release yet.
Since we’ve never been to the fireworks here, I had no idea where they would be coming from so we just sat in the same direction as everyone else. Unfortunately, everyone was wrong! Turns out there were a bunch of tall tress right in front of where they shot the fireworks off. The bigger fireworks went above the trees, but it was still pretty annoying. I learned my lesson for next year: Get there earlier! Also, we need to buy some of those fold-up camping chairs because sitting on the ground and trying to maneuver a tripod is really uncomfortable. Still, it was a fun night and not as much of a parking/traffic hassle as some city fireworks shows I’ve been to. I’m already looking forward to next year!