Independence Day Fireworks 2012

I took these shots in Worcester MA, on July 3rd (Worcester always does the fireworks a day early to not coincide with the Boston ones) off of an I-290 freeway ramp. I was actually running a little late (packing up my camera gear as this was my first time shooting fireworks) and so we didn’t make it all the way to where we normally watch from. We had a really good view though literally at the bottom the exit ramp. We went down the ramp and like everybody else there, pulled over the side. I didn’t even have time to get the tripod out, the fireworks started so suddenly – so I just put a camera (a Canon T3) on top of the parked minivan, connected up my remote trigger, turned on bulb mode and hoped to get lucky.

Out of more than one hundred shots or so, these nine shots were my favorite. A lot of them have a somewhat wavy, squiggly feel to them – something I thought was really cool artistically!

These were shot on a Canon T3 with a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens at ISO 100 in bulb mode with a remote trigger.


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2 thoughts on “Independence Day Fireworks 2012

  1. annagr

    wow – that's an amazing photo – almost looks like one of those electric filled balls in the science store. I guess you must have used the slow shutter speed for that to work out so well…. ?


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