Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Independance Day!

So I'm a tad bit late getting this post out seeing as how the 4th of July ended a little over 2 hours ago here in Vegas...
Hopefully everybody had a safe and enjoyable day with friends and family and there were no fireworks accidents. I decided to leave it to the experts.

I wasn't originally planning on posting at all today but at the last minute this evening I decided to get out and photograph the closest professional fireworks display since it just so happened to take place only a few blocks from my home. I found out that the nearby casino, the Feista Henderson, was taking part in the festivities known as "Station's 4th of July Blast" along with eight other Station casinos around the valley. From my vantage point just a couple blocks from my house I decided to scramble up the side of Black Mountain for a clear view of the show.

I set up the camera (Canon 5D MII) with my 24-70mm lens and shot a sequence of images every second for the entirety of the nine minute show. Each exposure was 1/2 second shot at ISO 1600, F5.6

Enjoy the show!