Just Another Fireworks Post

Happy Independence Day, everyone! May your day be filled with fireworks, patriotic music, and fresh watermelon. πŸ˜‰

Last year, I wrote a story based on the events of the Revolutionary War. It’s certainly not my best work, but if you’d like you can read itΒ HERE. πŸ™‚

Yesterday night we went to an amazing local fireworks show. I was able to get some pretty cool pictures. I put my favorites together into one big image so that when you scroll through it’s kinda like a virtual fireworks show. Enjoy!

It was a really amazing show! I had so much fun. Here’s a bonus picture of my patriotic shoes. πŸ˜›

Have an amazing week, everyone! Happy 4th!Β πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

What did you do/are doing for Independence Day?

68 thoughts on “Just Another Fireworks Post

  1. That was such a cool idea, Clara! I really enjoyed scrolling through the post, and the fireworks pictures are stunning! We’re going to have a Fourth of July picnic a little later today to celebrate-we’ll eat bratwursts and corn on the cob! I’m not sure what else we’ll be doing today(besides going in the pool), but I’m sure it’ll be fun. πŸ™‚
    ~Christian Homeschooler
    P.S. Do you know the fiddle tune Liberty? It’s a fun one to do on Independence Day. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, Bella!
      Here’s how I got my pictures:
      Turn your shutter speed all the way down until it says “bulb.” In Bulb mode, the shutter will stay open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. I kept the shutter open for 2-3 fireworks to get a good image. You can put your camera on a tripod if you like, but I just held my camera really still and the photos turned out just fine. Also, put your ISO around 200 and your aperture somewhere between 15-20. Hope that helps! πŸ˜€

      -Clara ❀

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    1. Thanks so much, Charis!
      You have a dSLR, right? If so, turn the shutter speed allllll the way down until it says “bulb.” In Bulb mode, the shutter will stay open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. I kept the shutter open for 2-3 fireworks to get a good image. You can put your camera on a tripod if you like, but I just held my camera really still and the photos turned out fine. Also, put your ISO around 200 and your aperture somewhere between 15-20. πŸ™‚ I hope that helps!

      -Clara ❀

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    1. Oops, never finished my reply! And we’re going to go to a friends house to have a little get together barbecue, it’s going to be fantastic. Oh, and we’re going to be like pigs because our pool is so close to being finished, but is not yet done.

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  2. these are so pretty! when i try to take pictures of fireworks, they always turn out blurry. what setting was your camera on to get them so clear, do you know?

    my day so far has pretty much been sitting on the porch and listening to the ocean while i played the ukulele, which was actually incredibly nice. there’s going to be a firework show from the pier tonight and i’m excited about that. πŸ™‚

    xo loren

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    1. Thank you!! I was in Manual mode with the shutter speed all the way down to “Bulb”, the ISO on 200, and aperture around 15. πŸ™‚

      That sounds really nice and relaxing. Ooh, I’ve always wanted to see fireworks on the beach! Lucky you. Have fun!

      -Clara ❀

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    1. Thanks, Maddy! Yeah, there was a similar situation at the place we went to. Lots of people gave up on trying to get in and just sat in the grocery store parking lot to watch. XD

      -Clara ❀

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  3. Beautiful fireworks! We were at our Grandparents cabin during Canada Day and got to see some fireworks across the lake! πŸ˜€

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  4. Oh my goodness those are AMAZING, Clara! They’re so clear and crisp and beautiful! Some of my favorites are the 1st and 2nd, and the 16th and 17th. πŸ™‚
    We tried to go see the fireworks set off over a mountain near us, but they weren’t nearly as good as normal and we couldn’t see them very well. 😦 But it was okay because we still had a lot of fun playing with sparklers and writing words with their light trails! My aunt got some pretty neat pictures. πŸ™‚

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  5. Those were a-m-a-z-i-n-g pictures! How were you able to get the pictures? I’ve tried taking pictures of fireworks with my Nikon and it never works. πŸ˜› Happy Fourth!
    -Rose ❀

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    1. Thank you so much, Rose! πŸ˜€ The trick is to turn your camera to Manual mode and use a really slow shutter speed to capture several fireworks in one image. You’ll also need to raise your aperture to somewhere around 15 and lower your ISO to about 200 to keep the surrounding area nice and dark . πŸ™‚

      -Clara ❀

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  6. I saw some great fireworks Monday night at the baseball game. They were outstanding! There were a few in town last night too, but we didn’t go to see them. Happy belated Independence Day!

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  7. That was gorgeous! Thanks for posting those, especially since I didn’t get to go to any this year. It was fun looking at yours! πŸ™‚ What setting did you use on your camera? Just curious. πŸ˜€
    ~ Light4theLord

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed them. πŸ˜€ I was in Manual mode with a super low shutter speed, aperture around 15, and ISO 200. πŸ™‚

      -Clara ❀

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