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Saturday, July 13, 2013


There's a large park near downtown Colorado Springs and not far from where I live (Memorial Park).  Every year, when allowed, the city puts on a large fireworks show on the 4th of July along with a concert by our philharmonic orchestra.

Fortunately, I can view most of the fireworks from my front porch!  There is just one obstruction-a large elm tree in a neighbor's yard across the street, but I can still see most of the explosive bursts in spite of that.  I normally use a tripod for any night time exposures and especially for long exposures.  This time, however, I couldn't locate my adaptor for my camera to tripod and decided I would try shooting hand-held.  I knew it would be impossible to keep everything looking normal even if I used my porch railing as a support, but decided to do it anyway.

The resulting images presented curious, mind-blowing abstracts that I believe are more interesting than what might have been achieved if I'd used a tripod.  I even put them in a slide show with Andrea Bocelli singing as background music!

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