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Happy Fourth of July




It’s not midnight here yet, but getting close, so I can still wish everyone a happy July 4th.   As I sat outside, watching the neighbors explode giant (illegal in Wichita) mortar shell type fireworks over my house, suddenly I thought I should run in here and do a blog post.   In the interests of full disclosure, it should be noted that all these fireworks photos were taken at the Wichita Riverfest, which is not in July.  The ones with the bridge and Keeper of the Plains statue are from May 2007, and the other one from May 2009.    Still, they seemed appropriate, and a good subject to try posting a gallery instead of a single image.

Alright, back outside to man the hose!


4 responses

  1. Wow, those are great! There are lots of pictures of fireworks in the newsfeed today, but these are the best I’ve seen. Are these the best of thousands you took, or are you just good? ; )

    July 4, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    • Well I’m just good. 🙂 Actually, you raise a good point…there is skill involved in fireworks photography, but also a very healthy dose of luck. In my experience I may only have about 10% ‘keepers’ that make it through the first editing pass….then that 10% gets whittled down even more. I suppose you could say these are “among the best out of hundreds”. Thanks for the compliment!

      July 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

  2. Looks like you had a perfect vantage point when these were taken. They’re exceptional!

    July 5, 2013 at 9:34 am

    • Thanks Ken. That was a good year (2007), that particular vantage point is usually blocked by a small grove of brush/trees. Just before the Riverfest that year the city had come along and done major trimming for the grand opening of the bridge project, so I was able to get down there and shoot between the tree trunks.

      July 5, 2013 at 9:43 am

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