Monday, July 21, 2014

Baby you're a...

Nope, not gonna even finish that lyric. Ugh, how overplayed can that song get on Independence Day and New Years' Eve?! Too bad because it is really catchy and kind of fun to dance to, but out of self respect and the respect of those around me, I shall refrain.

After a fun afternoon swimming in the bay, we settled in on the pier to watch beautiful colors burst against the night sky. Every year, I look forward to trying my hand at taking interesting and different photos of the fireworks show. This year was no exception, so I found a spot on the pier, and since I had forgotten my tripod {seriously, who does that?!}, I took over a piling so that I could rest my camera on it. Then I went to town. Chug-a-lug. Sorry, stupid joke that Craig and I saw on tv once that makes no sense, but still makes us laugh.

Back to the task at hand. Since I didn't have a tripod, the light trails are wiggly. Yes, technical term. I kind of like it though. 

The people who plan and produce this show every year are amazing. I love all of the shapes and colors that they create with the fireworks.

These gold sparkly bursts are my favorite, but they always look "fuzzy" in my shots. I will have to keep working on them though because they really are awesome.

The 80's are making a comeback, however unfortunate for the fashion scene. This just screams Weird Science to me.

Menacing much?!

Ah, a bouquet of light. Lovely.

I am honestly not sure how I managed this one, but it looks like someone scribbled on the night sky. I think it is cool.

Playing with my camera's settings throughout the show meant that I got to test my knowledge on light manipulation. It also got me really psyched to play with our sparklers once we got back to my parents' house that evening. I will share those with you tomorrow. Come ready to be amazed at my family's weirdness.

"Make em go ah, ah, ah as you shoot across the sky-y-y!"

Crap, I couldn't stop it. I apologize.

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