Creative Firework Photography Results

July 09, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Whoops!  I accidentally published an incomplete draft of this blog post that was empty other than the title.  I had two visitors, so sorry if you were one of them.  So, here is the post with descriptions and photos.

I went to two fireworks displays and tried to do a few things.

1.  Was looking to get some foreground in my photos.

2.  Some Intentional Camera Movement as I described in my previous posts.

3.  Create an edited photo using photoshop.

Foreground Photo

The goal of this first firework display was to capture church steeples in front of the fireworks.  However, we were unable to get in a position to be with the fireworks behind the churches.  These two were the ones I liked the most.

The first photo was a 25-second exposure waiting for a local to set off a firework because the town's fireworks were off to the right and not in the photo.  In the second photo of the main firework display, I used Bulb-Mode and held it open for 9.4 seconds with some movement.  You can see some movement in the lights on the house better than in the firework. However, I am still counting this for a "foreground" image.

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Intentional Camera Movement and Zoom Movement

These are also still part of the Aurora, Indiana firework display.  In the first photo, I am panning with my camera mounted on my tripod.  In the photo on the right, I am zooming while still on my tripod.  I like both of these.  The first one looks like two speeding fireworks flying to the right and the second one makes me think of a science fiction space novel where the ship just jumped in leaving streaks upon entry.

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Edited with photoshop

I am only sharing one photo from the firework display in my local neighborhood (Hidden Valley Lake) located in Lawrenceburg, In.  Using photoshop I filled the sky with additional fireworks.  With help from a photographer friend, I was able to do a lot more than I could have done on my own.

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