Saturday, July 7, 2012

Long's Park Fireworks

A live band, cannons blasting, followed by a twenty minute display of fireworks…really…how can you beat that?  I should have known it would be a “told you so” moment.  For years, my husband’s buddy has been telling everyone, “You need to see the fireworks at Long’s Park!”.  Well, he was right.

Some fireworks touched the colors of the rainbow …

Fireworks - Rainbow

Some rained gold…

Fireworks - Raining Gold
Fireworks - Raining Gold II

Some burst like rays of sun…

Fireworks - Sun II

Fireworks - Burst of Light
Fireworks - Sun IV
Some blossmed like flowers…

Fireworks - Flower
Fireworks - Gold Flower
and some sparkled with electricity...

Fireworks - Electric
all were dazzling...

Fireworks - Dazzle

I can't wait to go back next year.

(Not sick of fireworks yet?  More firework pictures (my three fav) were featured in this past week's Wordless Wednesday - Cosmic.  Also, unless something else interesting thing happens over the next week or can expect a few more fireworks in the upcoming week's Wordless Wednesday.)

Lesson 1: If you don’t know all the setting for you camera yet, switch your setting to Shutter priority (Tv) as you can set your shutter speed and let your camera adjust the aperture for you.
Lesson 2: 1”3 works as a good setting to put the shutter speed at (that what   these fireworks were captured at). 
Lesson 3: If the fireworks are being shot all over it helps to follow the little dot that shots off and snap the picture right before you think it’ll burst (that way the shutter will be open as the firework blooms.


  1. Wow, very dramatic! I especially love the last two!

  2. Fabulous photos. Hint 3 is also great for capturing action shots of small but quick children. Thanks for stopping by my place.

  3. Amazing fireworks and pictures,you did a great job :)