Well, it's midnight here and it's still booming all around us! Our neighbors put on a magnificent fireworks display and I enjoyed playing with my camera. I just read how to photograph fireworks using my manual settings in my new favorite photography book, The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby. This was the perfect time to try it, so I kept the camera in manual, mostly on f/11.0, ISO 1600, and a shutter speed of 4 or "Bulb." I think some of them turned out pretty well, considering the distance of the fireworks were difficult to predict and my tripod isn't the easiest to adjust.
Please see my Friendly Fireworks album for more photos.
It's easy to get wrapped up in the festivities...bbq, fireworks, friends, family, fun, but I would like to take this time to list a few people that I know who have contributed to our FREEDOM! Many thanks to the late Charles McCoy (my Pappaw), the late Donald Crafton (my Grandad), Billie Crafton (my Grannie B), Tina (Grannie's friend), Tom Bristol, and Adam Ray. A special thank you to you for your sacrifices.
May God continue to bless the USA!