Light up the sky

The other night the town I grew up in put on a fireworks show to kick-off Labor Day weekend since weather and ocean currents prevented the show from happening around July 4th. Normally I head down to the beach to watch the fireworks but since the show kept getting postponed I wasn’t in to doing my usual routine this year and decided to just watch them from the comfort of the backyard.

Since I wasn’t going to be fighting for a spot on the beach or boardwalk I decided to test out photographing the fireworks on my camera. I’ll usually snap a few shots on my phone or take a quick video when I’m at the beach and I know the quality is going to be less than great doing it that way. I know the number one rule of shooting fireworks is to be extremely steady with the camera especially since I do not own a tripod. Standing as still as possible and bracing my camera on a table for extra support, I was very surprised to find a few decent photos out of the hundreds I took. A tripod is definitely being added to my to be purchased list so I can work on my fireworks photography.

Fireworks in Long Beach, NY. Photograph by Alyson Goodman.

Fireworks in Long Beach, NY. Photograph by Alyson Goodman.

Fireworks in Long Beach, NY. Photograph by Alyson Goodman.

Fireworks in Long Beach, NY. Photograph by Alyson Goodman.

 

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