Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Snapshot - 7/25/10

Last night the Minneapolis Aquatennial wrapped up with the fireworks display over the Mississippi. I loaded up the blanket, camera, tripod and my fancy new remote shutter clicker thing and headed out. I thought that getting there around 8pm would secure a seat where I could also see the river but I was way wrong sadly mistaken. At least I found a spot with a mostly crappy pretty good view as long as you ignore the street lamp I saw too late to find a new spot. Seems to happen every year! The wind was blowing just enough to rain all of the firework soot down on everyone and I missed a good portion of the middle trying to get some out of my eye. Luckily I still had my remote so I kept clicking. Most of the images came out cloudy with lack of wind but the earlier ones look better. I need to explore more options for my camera than the generic 'fireworks' setting. Thought they would turn out better. There's always next time!

I like this one not for the fireworks but for the glow stick vendor streaming across the bottom. Interesting that you don't even see the guy, just the glow sticks.

Check out the other snapshots over at Ni Hao Y'all...

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  1. I like your firework shots! I could not get any this year on the 4th-they turned out fuzzy. Good job!!

  2. Considering the pole and everything...(LOL)
    These shots turned out really well!

  3. I think they came out great!

  4. I think these are GREAT! I didn't get much from my fireworks photos - I realized some people really study how to take fireworks photos - so if you got one you like you did great!