Travel theme: Motion of Fourth of July fireworks

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “motion”. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

I took a lot of great photos of the Fourth of July fireworks last night, and I thought I’d use this week’s photo theme on motion to start sharing them. Fireworks are in constant motion as they go up, as they explode, and as they make their way back down. For the first time last night, I did everything I was supposed to do to get the best fireworks photos I could get: use the right camera, a tripod, and the perfect settings in full manual mode. The trick is to have the perfect timing to capture the motion for the best effect. I still have to work on that part. That means more practice next year!

Here are a few of the photos I’ve edited so far. Remember you can click on these photos for a larger view. Enjoy!

Here’s the first multi-color fireworks I’ve ever seen. Don’t they look great?

Travel theme: Motion of Fourth of July fireworks
Travel theme: Motion of Fourth of July fireworks
Travel theme: Motion of Fourth of July fireworks
Travel theme: Motion of Fourth of July fireworks

I’d never seen fireworks like these below but they looked really nice.

Fourth of July fireworks - 2013
Fourth of July fireworks – 2013
Fourth of July fireworks - burst of pink and red
Fourth of July fireworks – burst of pink and red