Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!



During an evening near Chase field in the downtown area, we witnessed a wonderful display of fireworks over the field.  So I grabbed my camera and did some more work from my abstract series.  I've shown you Holiday Rush with Christmas lights, Fire Spirits and Fire, and now we're going to take a look at some abstract work using fireworks.  Today's post is more focused on evening photography. 





Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July.  And watch where the kids are shooting those bottle rockets off.  In Tucson, fireworks are illegal due to the dry conditions. More tomorrow.....

29 comments:

  1. What's this, celebration of which, the UK, bah humbug. LOL.

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    1. :) Hey, I have to tell you....we finally got rain!!! So maybe that means you'll have some sunshine:)

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  2. Wonderful firework photos Chris. Enjoy the 4th July!

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    1. Hope you have a great day as well:)!

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  3. Gorgeous fireworks and awesome captures. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!

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    1. You do the same. Hope you do something fun:)

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  4. Happy 4th of July (it's coming to the end of the 4th here in Oz)love the firework shots, they're not so easy to do, did you use a tripod. Fireworks are banned here in Perth also, for the same reason plus the danger factor.

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    1. I have a tripod and I do use it with my super duper telephoto lens. But this shoot was done by hand. Most of the shots are done this way because of the spontaneity of the moment:) Granted several never will turn out, but then there are a few that do...it's fun, isn't it this photography thing?:) It's amazing the similiarities between Perth and Tucson. In an imaginary word of make believe and I was Australian....I would probably make my move to live in this beautiful city. I know a lot of people love the rain forests to the East, but the Outback has always had my heart. Have you been to Rottnest Island?

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    1. Gracias:) Hope you had some nice rain yesterday:)

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  6. Wish you all a very nice day....good shots Chris

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    1. Thanks Joop! You enjoy your day as well!

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  7. i like the ones that squiggle - reminds me of those globe lights that work on static. :)

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    1. The first one really makes me smile....the way it twists and curls around the other color:)

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  8. WOW! Amazing job on these! Happy 4th. Time to sit, relax and have that glass of wine. :)

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    1. Coffee first Jill:) Wine follows in a few hours here:) I think I'm going for a hike today!!

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  9. Have a wonderful 4th of July...Great post today!
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks Betsy! Hope you and Mr. George have fun!:)

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  10. Great photos Chris! Not that I'm a fan of fireworks, my dog is terrified by them and I always feel so sorry for the birds and other wildlife. I hope you have a very enjoyable July 4th or have you already had it? I never know where we are with time differences :-)

    I totally agree with you about the butterflies on the last post, most of them have such short lives and to be deprived of them and not be able to do what they are here for is so very sad.

    I also enjoyed your flycatcher post, excellent!

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    1. Yeah the fireworks are a bit loud for me as well. We had a lot of rain last night and Mother Nature over the past couple years has made sure there was rain instead of fireworks in the Old Pueblo. I trust her reasoning:) Our state legalized selling fireworks and yet it's illegal to shoot them off in the city. It blows my mind that the state would legalize this. Our state capital is run by mostly morons. It's an American's right to shoot off fireworks and yet not all Americans are intelligent creatures. Million dollar forest fires and lives are then put at stake:( when they get into the wrong hands.....and let me tell you....there are plenty of those around here:)
      The Flycatchers are interesting group of birds. Very diverse.

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  11. Great pictures, Happy 4th of July.

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  12. Nice photos, Chris. I set out to take photos of fireworks one year and had a blast. I hope you are enjoying your 4th!

    PS I am a little surprised you didn't guess the photo. I was specifically thinking of you when I took it. :-)

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    1. Hmmmm......it looked very sci fi but then I thought no....what the heck is it??!!! I'll look at it again. You have me stumped.:) Hope you are doing something fun today:)

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  13. Great photos, I like the effects on them. Have a wonderful celebration :)

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  14. Nice shots. No fireworks here, but did get a little rain. We have a parade today where we shoot water.

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  15. Such awesome fireworks and you got great photos of them.

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  16. Wow the slight movement of the camera produced some magical drama, on the otherwise ordinary fireworks.

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  17. These are great shots of a difficult subject. Went to Tracy's today for a Fourth of July barbecue and got to watch it rain! Glorious day!

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