Fireworks Photography

I have been feeling a bit under the weather this week and have not had a chance to do any nail blogging so I decided to switch gears a little bit and show off some more of my photography.

Since it was the Fourth of July recently I used the holiday as an opportunity to practice a type of photography I have the least amount of experience with which is photos taken in very low lighting of fast moving objects. I think fireworks are some of the hardest objects to photograph but I like how even failed attempts end up with some cool, unintended, effects.

I took these photos with an f/1.8 50mm prime lens. my theory was I would be able to pop the aperture wide open in order to allow as much light in as possible and get a bokeh effect with the light. I had to take the photos at a very fast shutter speed with continuous burst. But even so I needed a faster shutter speed. I ended up with some interesting long exposure effects. I will certainly need to continue to practice and research how to make these kind of images more successfully.

Bokeh Boom

I really like the golden sparks and the red smoke in this photo. The red “bokeh” globes look kind of like stars.

More red globes and smoke. It’s like a red nebula.

This photo reminded me of a purple flower.

The colors came out amazing in his one.

Another shot I especially liked. It really does look like that concept art NASA releases.

Of course, I am by no means an expert and this was just a fun experiment. I look forward to continuing to practice and research different types of photography and expanding in that hobby. In he meantime I hope to have another nail related post here very soon once I am feeling a bit better.