The Fireworks That Were

Yesterday I posted The Fireworks That Weren’t and today I want to share the opposite.  Make sure you read the beginning to this story so you’re in the loop.

That night I was shooting with the Leica M9 and Zeiss 25mm lens. That meant that my perspective of view was extremely wide.  No zoom meant dealing with what I was given.

So I decided to take a few steps back with my tripod.

I reframed the shot so that I could make use of the tents that were in the frame.  However, I also made use of the people underneath the tents.


Light is a beautiful thing.  Working with mixed lighting is something that I really enjoy as a photographer.  The idea that artificial and natural light can be controlled separately is so intriguing to me.

I feel as though this perspective and light adds so much to your average fireworks photograph.

What do you think?

Thanks for reading and happy shooting,


This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Great shot of the fireworks. I think having the people in the picture looking up at them emphasizes how beautiful and interesting fireworks are.

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