September 5, 2011

Project 365 - Day Two Hundred And Eighty-Three

Day two hundred and eighty-three was completely amazing! I had the opportunity to witness (and photograph) the amazing fireworks display of Riverfire. What is Riverfire you ask? Click here to find out. A friend and I drove into the city in search of a good place to set up and photograph the pyrotechnics.

Image taken 03 September 2011

We were fairly lucky and managed to grab an almost unhindered view of the beautiful Storey Bridge. We set up our tripods and waited for the show to begin. Now I had seen Riverfire on the TV in years gone by but this was the first time I got to see it first hand. Watching it on TV is great but it's not quite the same as watching it all first hand.

There were so many photographers set up in the park we were in. Over twenty I'd say. Some of them must have been there for hours to make sure they had the exact spot they wanted. If I go next year I think I want to show up a little earlier to see if I could get a spot without a fence in the foreground. Despite the fence I think the photos turned out pretty great!

I spent the whole morning researching the best way to take photos of fireworks. I think the research paid off. These are most defiantly my best photos of fireworks so far. A bit more practice and I think I'll have the technique down pat.

I love that you can see the beautifully lit city as well as the spectacular fireworks in these photos. It's the best of both worlds! No matter how old I get I think I'll always find fireworks stunning and beautiful.

What about you? Are you a fan of fireworks?

1 comment:

  1. Wow great shots Tafline! I really like the first one, very cool! It was a pretty fun night hey!