I am set up on the east bank of the Missouri River looking into downtown Omaha from Council Bluffs Iowa. There are thousands of people scattered about it is very warm and quite buggy, people are quite festive and amazed at the fireworks.
This image is all about the things you must search for ....the cell phone picture of the swimmers, the boys in the boat and the many ghost people in this frame. The Belllview Queen is under the bridge, it's great to live in America!
Of all the places I have seen fireworks this is the shot I have been a lifetime trying to get. Since PJ and I first set up in this location I have wanted just this image, thinking for months to try to at least place myself in position to get at least something salvageable..... This is a no HDR, single five second shot. I had been really watching the light and the effects on the camera many frames prior to this one, this shoot produced twenty five such shots just like this one, different fireworks, river motion and boat traffic in each one. The camera after pre sunset setup remains in a locked position on the tripod and I just plug in the numbers manually, paying close attention to the time intervals of each detonation.
I too have a large pile of firework pictures that in some form or fashion didn't quite look presentable, Check firework image off the bucket list......:-)) yea!
Downtown Omaha Nebraska Fireworks display.....they got done at 11 tonight, remembering a better Fourth of July above Niagara Falls :-((.
Let me know how I did with the new fisheye at 14mm.... Thanks again for your comments...