Fun With Fireworks

My birthday is the Eve of Independence Day, so I share fireworks with the nation. This year, I spent the evening of my birthday in Milwaukee, which has the longest fireworks display in the midwest (clocking in at almost exactly an hour long) and presents them on July 3rd rather than the 4th.

Using some of the creative ideas I gathered from a workshop the previous weekend, I tried to re-envision the fireworks, turning my expensive Canon camera and lenses into a spirograph. I used combinations of long exposure, camera movement and the zoom (along with a heck of a lot of serendipity) to paint abstract images of color and light. Here are a few of the frames.

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