As regular readers will know, we had a brush fire, well I guess a “fence/brush fire” on Saturday caused by fireworks. Sunday night was relatively calm, but Monday night, the fourth, was crazy. It seems every year I see more and more big fireworks inside the city of Wichita. Since none of them were going off right next door this time, I was able to actually enjoy it. When I saw the moon setting in the west with some fireworks in front of it, the light bulb over my head went off and I ran inside for the Nikon D700 and tripod.
The illicit neighborhood fireworks launchers were much less reliable than a professional show, so it was a hit and miss situation. By the time the folks to the west got their act together, the moon had gone behind the trees, so I only got a couple of keepers there. There were other shenanigans in the general area and I had a grand time running around trying to get something good. Happy fifth of July to everybody who survived the fireworks this year.
As a technical note, this little informal fireworks photo session allowed me to see first hand the mind boggling excellence of Lightroom 3’s new and improved noise reduction capability. Really amazing.