Nocturnal Aerial Artistry
Fireworks are rally an art form: burning metal chemicals painted on an ebony canvass, fleeting beauty, like life itself.
These were from Spokane, Washington.
What on earth was I doing there? We'll, visiting relatives, both living and dead. Graves and family reunions were on the agenda. Aging relatives and apple pie. Of course, I'm an aging relative myself I guess.
Speaking of aging, I was using the now antiquated Nikon D800E + 70-200 f4 zoom at f5.6, Aperture Priority, -1 EV Exposure Compensation, RRS tripod and cable release. Shutter speeds were typically 4 to 15 seconds.
In previous years I used Manual Exposure mode for fireworks, but I said, "why should I do all the work?" Aperture Priority mode worked well with the -1 dialed in to keep the sky black.
I think a good strategy for next time is to take a few photos in Aperture Priority and see what works best then lock that exposure in Manual Mode. Also a foreground with reflections off water or silhouetted buildings would be nice but where I was standing, this is what we saw.
Spokane is a very nice city, actually. I always enjoy visiting.
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