Oh, very cool. The motion from the smoke is very nice.
beautiful picture, well composed and almost as well done as falling stars :)
have a nice weekend
This is excellent Ken! I considered bringing my camera, but then thought about how I had no idea how to shoot fireworks and decided to just enjoy the show. I really like the sense of depth this has. Other fireworks photos I've seen (and taken) come out looking flat.
Thanks for the comments Kevin always nice to hear from you my friend. Elena I always appreciate your kind comments, thanks for stopping by. This is the first time I ever used a tripod to shoot the fireworks Ken, I merely took a few test shots, adjusting the exposure between them, and fired off shots with my wireless remote. Having the people in the foreground had more to do with last minute arrival than design, if I had my choice I would have setup next to the riverbank (although I'm glad I didn't.)Thanks for the words!
Ken, excellent work! A good cluster up there.
Thanks SK, This was my first "real" attempt at fireworks, although I went against what I read years ago about using BULB setting it seemed to work for getting the exposure I wanted for the static elements. earlier today I read a post by Trey Ratcliff that basically suggested the same method I used (for what it's worth).
I was too busy celebrating on the back deck with a bottle of fine American wine - but I regret my idleness now Ken.
Maybe next year!
Why were you glad that you didn't set up next to the river? I am glad you didn't but wonder if the reason would be the same.
Well done that man - Jethro
Jethro Truth is I wish I had a few from the edge of the riverbank but I like this because of the people in the shot. I have not seen any other firework shots quite like these which makes them unique, I also think the people add visual depth and meaning to the photo. The photo next to the river is very common, not that I planned it that way but it as made me think about the approach.
An excellent study, Ken - it shows the whole story, and the beautiful Portland night skyline is a bonus. I'm tempted to get myself up the Coast to the big city for next year's event. Thank you for this stunning image and information. Happy greetings from Coos Bay (O:
Thank you for the comments Suzi, nice to hear from you again. As you probably know the fireworks show is part of the Blues Festival that runs every year at the riverfront park. If you like Blues then there is plenty to do in the area besides the fireworks. My wife wanted to go over to the Columbia River and watch the show across the river at Fort Vancouver but I suspect it had more to do with the pub at rivers edge, needless to I say chose the photo op. and promised her a night of dancing on the weekend instead!
I understand and agree with your thoughts.
Thanks for the additional info, Ken - I did not know about the Blues Festival - that would be wonderful - love the blues. Better shine up your dancing shoes! (O:
Well Suzi you are in for a treat if you love the blues, check out the list of performers from this year. I'm sure next year will be even better!
Thanks again Martin for the kind comments.
Excellent Fireworks shot! Like
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