Midway through this December, Saturday afternoon, my daughter and I were in the Cab of my white 2000 GMC Sierra half-ton working our way through town and our list of errands. Not having read this week’s newspaper, The Echo, and without the town of High Level having a Twitter-feed we chanced upon the Santa Parade moving through mainstreet. Later, at supper, I learned about fireworks being among today’s events – at 6:00 p.m. the High Level Fire Department would begin a fireworks display. With all the night photography I’ve done, I hadn’t yet captured fireworks. I found my blue folder of Night Photography notes from Darlene Hildebrand (Her View Photography http://www.herviewphotography.com/ ), skimmed them, briefly, put my Canon 60 D on top of my Manfrotto tripod, changed lenses to my Canon 15-80mm zoom and set the shutter release for a 2-second countdown. The camera settings for the photographs I took are ISO 100, f-8 with an exposure of 13 seconds. I got to the fireworks site, aimed my camera into the sky toward an anticipated fireworks target area and made rough calculations for focusing to subject; using live view I adjusted composition area against where fireworks were bursting open and fell from; each of the 79 pictures taken are at a range of approximately 200-300 metres from the camera. Above, you’ll find some of the better exposures I snapped.
5 thoughts on “Santa Day Fireworks”
hello! I see you have linked to my site and took my night class but I have no idea who you are!? I looked in the About page and it just says “me” and “I” and no name that I can see. I’d love to know who you are mystery person?
PS you want to delete commend like the one above, they’re spam.
I’m following you in your Her View weblog. Two summers ago, in late August, we met for Tutoring on a Saturday evening. You shared much of the Night Photography course with me, answered basics regarding working with light at night and introduced me to Lightroom; you extended the invite for the Night Photography field trip the following Friday; below – the third student, that’s me.
When time permits, my intention is to connect with you for tutoring via the internet.
Take care, … 🙂
Awesome, glad you’re having fun with it. Just curious why you don’t put your actual name somewhere on the site?
I imagine you’ll understand that the photoblog is still in many ways a beta test (in as much as I’ve received tons of support and encouragement and maintained it through this year); I do wonder what I’d do for a next step with a blog … perhaps something with zenfolio if I was to aim to sell photos. There, on the photoblog’s round two I would attach a John Henry … perhaps this something we can talk about.
You want help making a portfolio site? Sure – best thing is to email me directly or use the contact form on my site so I don’t miss you question.