The great thing about living within walking distance of your city’s fireworks display is that you don’t have to deal with the parking & traffic nightmare. The not-so-great thing about it is that you have to lug around your camera equipment and tripod. Thankfully, the friends we walked over with had extra room in their stroller! Problem solved.
No matter how many times I see them, fireworks never get old. Although the visuals are incredible, my favorite part is the feeeeeeling. I love lying flat on the ground (the closer to the shoot off location, the better) and soaking up every vibration. I also love very loud music with heavy bass. Coincidence? I think not! I will, however, probably need hearing aids before I’m 37. #worthit
If you’re starting to wonder how many fireworks pictures you’re going to have to scroll through, I will just go ahead and ruin the surprise: 20. But I promise there is actually a picture of a person at the end! It’s worth the wait…or scroll.
Someday I’d love to try photographing fireworks again in a more scenic location. This time I chose to focus solely on the explosions rather than bringing in silhouettes of some of the surroundings. If you’re desperately missing the glowing taco truck sign and towering manufacturing plant smokestacks, I’m sure you can use your imagination.
I think my favorites are the multi-colored ones! I guess even fireworks designers need to have good color theory.
You made it!! Aren’t you glad I pared the selection down to just 20? 😉
Fireworks displays are amazing, but the true highlight of my Independence Day celebration was spending quality time with dear friends.
Are you an annual fireworks display person? Or do you prefer your thrills in less pyrotechnic ways?