Wednesday, July 06, 2011

More Seventeen: 4th of July Fireworks

Part of my deep 4th of July nostalgia lies in the tradition of fireworks. I grew up down the street from a country club that put on a full fireworks show every year, and watching it was part of what we did on the 4th of July.

And so, not only did I really want to see some fireworks this year, but I wanted to photograph them, something I've never done before. And I must say, it was magical. What interested me most about some of these photographs were the abstract shapes and lines that were captured with a 1/2 second exposure, shapes you wouldn't see with the naked eye. I love it.

I took well over a hundred photos and edited way too many. Here's a small yet large sampling of my favorites.


  1. "...small yet large..."

    Friggin' deep is what that is.

  2. Awesome! That first one is incredible!

  3. Spectacular, Amanda! The last three might be my favorites.