Sunday, July 4, 2010

Firework Pictures from the Fort Hood Freedom Fest

We had a fun 4th of July neighborhood BBQ today. Lots of food, good conversation, and kids running up and down the block. And then when the sun went down, of course it was time to take some fireworks pictures.

I didn't actually go over to the freedom fest, as I can see the firework pretty good from the balcony on the back of our on-post housing. I pretty much followed my own advice about how to take fireworks pictures ... I used a tripod, focused manually, stopped down to F11, and let the shutter stay open for 3.2 seconds per shot.

Here a few of the shots I came up with ... hope you like em. ;-)
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Til next time ...

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11 comments:

  1. Now THAT is some pretty fireworks! And great pictures too, well shot :)

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  2. Wow. Nice pics.

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  3. You've taken some great fireworks pictures! Now I wish I had read your how to article before trying to take pictures of fireworks the other night. Course, the ones I took were on my phone and they didn't didn't turn out anywhere near as good as yours. Very pretty!

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  4. Todd,

    You've really caught the magic there - both colours and movement too. Pretty impressive - well compared to my best effort very impressive.

    Personally though the first ne, where you've got the trees in the shot shout out much louder than the others that really is first class.

    Did you use self timer, or a trigger release?

    Dave.

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  5. Wonderful photos ! I love the first picture most.

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  6. Amazing photograpy!!! Although all the pics are gr8 but I like 1st and 3rd pic most.

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  7. First of great pictures. The only problem I find is when you are watching them in a crowd... You never seem to find a proper spot to install your equipment without risking the chance of somebody knocking your tripod over.

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  8. You did great on these pictures todd. You turned it into an awesome masterpiece! My fave are photos no. 2 and 3. I'd like to see more of your photos soon!

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  9. Great pix Todd! I didn't even see fireworks on the 4th this year :(

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  10. How to Sell Your HouseJuly 16, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Holy cow! Those pictures are absolutely stunning! You definitely have a gift with photography (and a good camera). I have never gotten a good fireworks picture in my life. So until then, I'll be content with gazing upon yours.


    That first one is particularly beautiful. I love the trees.

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  11. Wow great pics!! Look so real, keep up posting pics like this one.

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