Photo of the Day: Abstract Fireworks #1

At our family fireworks display a few days ago, I wasn’t able to set up the tripod and get typical fireworks photos, because we were so close that I would’ve had to point the camera straight up into the sky. Even if I could’ve done this, the photos wouldn’t have been anything special with no foreground. So I opted to try something different with this shot. I used the “zoom effect” by holding my camera and zooming during a long shutter speed. What do you think?

Photo of the Day: Our Personal Fireworks Display

Fourth of July is the holiday of the year for my in-laws. I won’t even tell you how much they spend on fireworks. We always have a great time hanging out with family, eating too much, watching the kids shoot off small fireworks, and finishing the day with our own personal fireworks display. Here you can see four of the guys (my husband included) stepping back to watch a huge fountain they set off.

Days 182-185: Four Photos for the Fourth

We had a very busy 4th of July weekend, from Theatre in the Park in Shawnee, to a family celebration in Cherryvale, to hanging out in Louisburg, to the Corporate Woods fireworks display in Overland Park. There were plenty of great photo ops over the last several days. And…I’ve passed the halfway point for my 365 Day Photography Project!

Students perform Les Miserables at Theatre in the Park. It may have been a student production, but you couldn't tell by the amazing singing & acting.
Students perform Les Miserables at Theatre in the Park. It may have been a student production, but you couldn't tell by the amazing singing & acting.
Our niece Beth plays with fireworks at our family 4th of July celebration on Saturday.
Fireworks display at Lake Miola in Paola, Kansas.
Fireworks shoot past the crescent moon at the Corporate Woods 4th of July Celebration on Monday.