Sebastian Fourth of July Fireworks Display

Jul 5, 2011 | Fireworks

For the 4th of July I went up to Sebastian to photograph the fireworks display. I was considering the West Palm Beach fireworks show but I didn’t want to fight the crowd before and after the event.

This isn’t an HDR image, but I did shoot in bracketing mode to get the exposure I wanted. I got a little frustrated trying to expose for the foreground pier with the people and the fireworks. This shot ended up being the best one of the bunch, which was over exposed by 2 stops.

I had to get into the water for this shot. Probably not the best idea, because saltwater and camera equipment don’t mix! But getting wet was the only option I had for getting this composition. Luckily all went well and nothing fell into the water ;-)