Friday, July 5, 2013

Fifth of July












Some of you, who were around last year, may remember my photo failures of last years firework display.  I was an utter failure. The pics looked like they were taken from a galaxy far, far away....
At least I learned some lessons from last years failure. This year I got some fun pics...finally!!!!
I was so excited when I saw them...she said, patting herself on the back with one hand, 
and typing with the other....
ommmm
and

The four below can be blown up...pun intended.




17 comments:

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

You should pat yourself on the back. These are amazing! I haven't attempted fireworks yet, but you make me want to try! Gorgeous images!

turquoisemoon said...

Martha, If you had seen or heard about last years fiasco, you'd understand. They were so awful... This year, I checked all my settings, remembered a flashlight and practiced. Got there early, like 7:30 (it didn't start till 9:30)so I could get the spot I wanted. I was so scared... When I got home and saw that they were decent...I hurrah'd myself, like a small child!!! Sheesh...how silly am I???

One Fly said...

Please humor me TMoon and put one up here again in the way it will elarge. As is most of these are really good. I'm just wondering how good they really are not as a critique but in that how well your camera performs. Eventually there's another camera coming for me. WOW to bad you can't provide the booms too.

turquoisemoon said...

Fly, Consider yourself humored. The four below the ommmmm can be blown up!!! hahaha

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, those are amazing. Really, really good.
My favorite way to watch fireworks, no loud noises.

One Fly said...

That is veeeery impressive TMoon. You did better than good! Thank you.

Introverted Art said...

wow, your photos came out fantastic. I tried to take photos too... not very successful ;-)

turquoisemoon said...

Patti...my girlfriend and I got there 2 hours before the display. We were on a mission.

Fly, Thank you! After last year, I was determined to get a few. I was so surprised when so many turned out.

Ana, Thank you...it really wasn't easy. I didn't get one last year. I watched lots of tutorials and read all sorts of hints.

Susan Alton said...

Those are some of the best fireworks photos I've seen. Good job!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, well done! All I can say is . . . ooooh! aaahhh!

turquoisemoon said...

Susan, Thank you so much!!! Honestly, I was so surprised.

Debra, Ooh thanks for the oooh's and aaahhh's!!!

Linda Myers said...

Excellent photographs! They look just like the fireworks I watched.

ellen abbott said...

Wow. I'm totally impressed. Those are fabulous.

turquoisemoon said...

Linda, Thank you...I'm delighted!

Ellen, Thanks! Thank goodness for the web and all the advise I got. Last year was such a disappointment.

Kate said...

You have a right to be happy with the results. I don't even try; next year I should do it, though!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

These are great photos of your fireworks display. I blew the last one up and it looked terrific -- it would make a great screen saver on someone computer. -- barbara

turquoisemoon said...

Kate...oh try it!!! Really need a tripod because the exposure is soooo long. At least I did...

Barbara, Thank you...Now that I got a few pics, I can look back and say how much fun it was, but it really was kind scary. Last year I got none!