SHOOTING FIREWORKS WITH A DIGITAL CAMERA - I was recently asked to photograph a local fireworks display. No problem, I thought, I love fireworks and I've shot enough of them to feel absolutely confident that I could provide the client with some great photographs. There was one twist however; because there was a need for a quick turnaround on a holiday weekend, the client asked that I use a digital camera...
4th of July is approaching quickly and many Long Islanders are in the midst of coming up with plans for the huge holiday weekend. However you honor the holiday, it's always a fun time to head to a local fireworks display! Check out the ones happening on Long Island and watch with friends or family!
Osaka’s largest and most popular summer fireworks display is held along the Yodo River, which flows just north of The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka. Every year, about 10,000 fireworks are released at the event, delighting locals with colorful displays in the shape of hearts, television characters, and more.
Wash and dry empty Little Hug Fruit Barrels®. Punch holes on opposite sides of the top and make handles from pipe cleaners. Place glow sticks inside the barrels. Use as July 4th table decorations, or let the kids carry them to your local fireworks display.
https://flic.kr/p/8fetmU | 4th of July Fireworks Cookies | We watch the local fireworks display from our backyard every 4th of July. A couple of my grandkids get scared and hide in the house, so I made these cookies for them. I added the facial features to some of my old drawings awhile back for this purpose.
Come the 4th of July, you can always expect to hear Neil Diamond's "Coming To America" or Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The USA" accompanying your local fireworks display. But for many, the ultimate contemporary "American" song is Don McLean's epic exploration of American culture in the '50s, '60s, and '70s, "American Pie."
On the Fourth, I was visiting with some friends watching the local fireworks display when I caught this interesting shot. I had been shooting with one finger on the shutter button and one eye on the viewfinder so as not to miss the experience so I didn't notice this interesting shot until I loaded it up on my computer. Minor adjustments to white balance, crop, etc. made in RawTherapee and GIMP. - Joshua Moore