Last Wednesday I saw the first installment of the Celebration of Light. It was amazing, though far too short. On the bright side, I found a good spot to set up my camera–not as close as I would have liked, but I had an absolutely perfect view.
Taking these photos was a bit of a challenge. My camera’s ISO sensitivity only goes up to 800, and I had to do a lot of fiddling with exposure times and whatnot to get the best shots. And for some reason my camera sometimes just wouldn’t focus properly. I eventually had to trash about half of my photos, but oh, well, that’s what digital cameras are for. Had to do a lot more post-processing than usual, too; apart from the standard cropping and resizing, almost all the pictures had noise that needed to be smoothed out.
But it was all worth it. My first fireworks pictures, folks!