An Attempt At Photographing Fireworks

4th of July Fireworks by Justin Korn

Description:  I have made settle attempts to photograph fireworks in the past.  However, this year, over 4th of July weekend, I decided it was time to give it a real go to see what I could accomplish.  I headed up to the North shore of Lake Tahoe for the weekend and planned to catch the Firework show put on by the Tahoe City Fire Department.

We showed up about 1.5 hours early and were able to snag some great seats right on the edge of the lake (so no one would be in front of us).  I setup my tripod with my camera and quick release and was ready to go well over an hour before the show was planned to start.  While testing my camera gear, I found my quick release was not functioning properly.  Though this setback was a bit disappointing, I managed to find a system that worked so I could work around it.

The entire set of images from the evening can be viewed on Flickr.

Happy (belated) 4th of July!

Location: Tahoe City, California
Date Taken: July 4, 2009
Camera: Canon 20D
Exposure: 2 seconds
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 32mm
ISO: 400

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