Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom fireworks were amazing! We made a special trip one night during our vacation to see the 11:00 p.m. show. I brought along my camera hoping to get some fun night shots of the family. We waited in line to see the Monsters, Inc. comedy show. As we sat down a Disney Castmember told us we would miss the firework show if we stayed. We bolted. The kids lined up on the bridge. They were at an angle I could not photograph their faces while they watched the show, so I decided to focus on the castle and the fireworks. Everything was happening so fast that I struggled with finding a setting in manual mode that worked. I changed my metering from spot to evaluative, set the ISO at 5000 and started shooting. These photos are not edited.
I started my blog for my jewelry business, but photography, my hobby, has been much more fun to blog about since it is fun to learn and share. When I create jewelry, I'm in mental zone where I'm focused and find it hard to stop, photograph the process and teach. Perhaps I will do some jewelry making lessons soon. In the meantime, let's talk photography.
|The multidimensional light show on the castle |
was even better than the fireworks.
|She was captivated by the fireworks. |
I was captivated by her.
This face is why you take your kids to Disney.
I had to wait for a bright blast to get her face lit.
Shutter speed 1/60, f/1.4, ISO 5000
|I like this the photo because it shows the details of the castle.|
|The firework smoke caught the light display and helped backlight the castle.|
|Fireworks and a pink castle|
|Fireworks and a green castle|
Okay, now I'm blind.
I saw fireworks for hours.