Kieu-Hanh Vu  

4th of July Fireworks  by Kieu-Hanh Vu

August 2019 - 4th of July Fireworks

About the Image(s)

This image was taken in Washington DC. This year, the fireworks are so beautiful and we are lucky that the rain stopped about an hour before the show.
Exif data: Canon 7D Mark II, 24-70mm lens, ISO: 100, F/16, Speed: 6.2 seconds

6 comments posted

Marion Buccella   Marion Buccella
Beautiufl firweworks display with great reflections. The timing is well handled to show off the bursts and their light trails, without blowing out the highlights. I find the boats in the water add interest.   Posted: 08/04/2019 11:54:49

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
Wish I could get even half as good at shooting fireworks. Beautiful image.   Posted: 08/04/2019 21:11:26

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Group 67)
This is nicely done. It is one of the best fireworks displays I have seen in quite a while.

Did you do any adjusting to get those singular colors?   Posted: 08/05/2019 11:34:05
Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Thanks everyone for visiting our group 3 and providing your comments to my image.

To Larry: Those colors are natural bursts. My camera is set to Bulb mode on tripod, and I used the shutter release to control my timing. For this image, I covered the front of my lens with a piece of black cardboard at the end of one fireworks burst and took it away at the beginning of the next burst to create my image with both bursts in the same frame. I also intended to incorporate the Lincoln memorial and the Washington monument into my image but the fireworks bursts are so intense this year that covered all those DC landmarks.

  Posted: 08/08/2019 00:10:28

Ruth Sprain   Ruth Sprain
I love all the fireworks and overlapping bursts. To me, the colorful reflections with the boats make your image especially striking. I think the right side is especially successful with the full fireworks bursts fitting in the frame. The black lines in the bottom right corner could easily be cloned out if you desired.   Posted: 08/13/2019 14:20:40

Randolph Shine   Randolph Shine
It is one of the best firework photos I have seen.Thank you for sharing your technique. I will have to try it next 4th of July.   Posted: 08/17/2019 14:07:53


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