I wanted to experiment with capturing fireworks because you don’t often get a chance to do it and its a difficult subject. I took about 200 shots and got these 19, of which I think 15 are worthwhile and 4 I kept for whimsey or color. I’m not sure when I’ll do this again, but I learned what works and what doesn’t work for future reference.
2 Toots Train Whistle Grill just opened in Bartlett, and we were happy to have food delivered by rail! (This picture is really out of focus, but the smile totally makes up for it, and it looks good in smaller formats.)
Not a lot of time to shoot for me today and then I was casting around for a subject. I went through the previous days and this is the first time I’ve featured the house in an image, so I might get that into the mix now that we’re over halfway through this daily project. (Yes, I know, I need to trim the bushes.) Overall, I’m just dissatisfied with today’s effort, but I’m not sure why.
If I put my “day job” hat on, I just stepped into the shoes of the people I serve, so there’s that. And on the technical aspects of this the shot I like, the shutter was pretty slow at 1/40. I’m happy with how steady I was thanks to the IS in the lens.
I like the face and the water splashing around so this image is the photo of the day. 2nd place for the photo of the day is also here for you to enjoy. It fell to second because she was too much in shadow.
(Evan was being crabby, so I didn’t get him to do some cool pool poses. Next time.