Happy Independence Day! I took a lot of pictures tonight at the OSU-N/COTC campus’ festivities. So far, this is my favorite. I may or may not post more of them.
I used our Fuji FinePix S9100. I had it on manual focus and trained it on the building in the foreground. It was on aperture priority mode and set it to F8; that resulted in 4-second exposures. I used a tripod and had the camera in its continuous drive mode, which took four consecutive shots when I kept the shutter depressed. It would take four shots, then take a moment to write them to the card, then be ready for four more. It was interesting trying to time the series just right…A little disappointing in results.
Also, in retrospect, I should have adjusted the focus so the fireworks would be in sharper focus, but there was nothing to focus on in the sky beyond the building and tree. Live and learn! 🙂
The grand finale was *marvelous*, the best we’ve seen there yet.