Fireworks Without Focus

Blurry Fireworks

I took a zillion photos of last night’s Independence Day fireworks display, but this one stood out for an odd reason: The camera didn’t focus properly. I’m not sure why “fireworks mode” doesn’t automatically set focus to infinity, but it made for a really interesting effect.

Here are ten more highlights from the evening.

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Last Year’s Fireworks

Fireworks

Happy Fourth of July!

I like the way this one just lights up the cloud of smoke. It reminds me of pictures of nebulae in deep space, clouds of gas reflecting the light from nearby stars.

I’ve got a few more shots in this Independence Day 2010 photoset.