Fireworks - July 4th, 2015
As I believe I wrote last year at this time, I'm sorry to see the grand "fireworks thread" seems to fallen by the wayside in the Photo Group. In earlier years -- back in the days when such threads required a prominent "dial-up warning" in the subject header -- it was what Joe Biden would no doubt call a "big f***ing deal," with the thread growing as each time zone brought new submissions from DUers, and it became a challenge for those of us in the Pacific zone to get our work processed and posted before east-coast members had a chance to check in the next morning. I wonder what happened to all those former participants. Did they move on from being interested in shooting firework displays? Did the move on from DU? (Sadly, I can think of at least one or two cases where they have moved on from this earthly life...) At any rate, I would like to see this tradition resume; as an attempt to kickstart it a bit, here are a few of my images from earlier tonight, taken (as usual) at the Lake Wilderness celebration of the 4th in Maple Valley. I encourage anyone else with fireworks photos from this year to post them here as well.
Autowinder? There are two in the middle that seem shot within a second of each other. Nice work.
The colors seem much brighter than usual. Is that post processing, a different camera, or a new mix of chemicals in the explosions themselves?
and I agree, let's resurrect the tradition!
My meager contributions, via the tv machine (because my camera battery expired as the neighbors got active with their fireworks and theirs are NOTHING compared with yours and those on THE Mall, where I used to view them, MANY years before I had this camera):
I wish I had something to contribute, but all fireworks in Anchorage were banned this year, including the professional show, because of our fire situation. July fireworks are always kind of anticlimactic here anyway because it's not dark. Our good shows are in the winter, New Year's Eve and Fur Rondy in February.