Tag Archives: Fireworks

Rockets red glare

For those of you headed out to watch a public Independence Day fireworks display, here’s a nice primer from the Fstoppers Web site on how to photograph them. Have fun and happy Fourth of July!

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Big bang boom!

The quote “The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long,” by 6th century Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu could be used to describe what happened at this year’s Independence Day fireworks show in San Diego last week. An apparent computer glitch accidentally set off all of the thousands of fireworks on four barges […]

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Fireworks redux

“Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.” – Tommy Cooper It’s the Independence Day season, which means it’s fireworks time. Last 4th of July I posted an entry on shooting fireworks so here’s a link for a little […]

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Working the fireworks

“…And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air…”- The Star Spangled Banner – Francis Scott Key Shooting public fireworks displays is easier than you might think. The tools and techniques are the same as with any night photo. High ISOs (the camera’s light sensitivity) aren’t needed either. All you need is your camera, […]

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Fanfare for the common man

Wide receiver/defensive back B’Jay Jones enters the Stockton Arena at the start of a recent Arena2 Football Game in Stockton. At the start of each Stockton Lightning Arena2 football game, fireworks are set off from two rails set on the floor of the Stockton Arena. As the starting players enter when their names are called […]

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Blast from the past: The big bang

June 2005: A fireworks shell ignites and takes off after Steven Renn uses a road flare to light the first fuse of a fireworks show at the Weber Point Events Center for the Stockton Ports baseball team’s Saturday home game in downtown Stockton Shooting Fourth of July fireworks can be fun and produce some spectacular […]

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