Monday, July 7, 2008

Fireworks and the 4th of July

The 4th of July is always a special time for our family. It seems its one of the few holidays where we can simply be just a family. We always start the day off with the Parade in downtown Monument. Its a great parade, and pretty cool for such a small town. Then we head home for a little siesta before we pack up and head up for a day of fun in downtown Palmer Lake. This year most of the events like the street fair wasnt on the 4th. So we ended up grabbing a spot near the playground, and letting the kids swing like crazy. (oh and of course we did stop by the Rock House to get our yearly ice cream cone).

This year i wanted to try my hand at getting some firework pictures. I got ahold of a Sony Mavica DSLR put it on a tripod and used these settings: ISO 100, f8, and on half the pictures a 2 second release, and the other half 7 second release. I like the longer release setting, i got some pretty neat mixes of fireworks.

(the second one is pretty neat. Look at those stars, those are fireworks!!)


Amy Lemaniak July 9, 2008 at 8:41 PM  

Nice work Angela, those turned out great!

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