To celebrate the 4th of July, my boyfriend and I decided to catch the fireworks show at Oregon Ridge Park in Baltimore County. I didn’t dress up too much, but I did do my own brand of flare with my eye makeup.
The cool thing about the show at Oregon Ridge was that before the fireworks show, there was a performance by Baltimore’s own Symphony Orchestra. It was wonderful to lie in the grass under the night sky and listen to the symphony…..a better way to spend Independence Day than I had last year– that was for certain.
I was excited to try to experiment with photographing the fireworks, especially after reading this article and seeing the visual effect produced with long exposure. I like to experiment with photography from time to time, though I certainly would not call myself a photographer still by any means. Though I could not replicate the effect I saw in the article I had read, I had discovered while playing with my settings that my camera actually has a “fireworks setting”. So I played with that. Here’s a sample of what I got.
I will be going to an Orioles game at the end of this week, where I hear there will be another fireworks show. I look forward to seeing what I can get there. 😉
Until next time….