Americana, take 3
I can't believe I've been doing this flickr thing for long enough now to have a third take of the 4th of July weekend! Even though I've gone through long stretches away, it doesn't seem that long.
In 2009 I used a fisheye lens at the time in hopes of capturing some long-exposure fireworks in the frame with the house. Well, drought conditions lead to a ban which nixed that idea.
Last year, we had fireworks, but I had sold my fisheye along with my D300. So while I got the fireworks I wanted, I wasn’t able to capture them all within the frame.
This year I did something I’ve never done before: rented a lens (two actually, one of which was a Sigma fisheye). And yet again, exceptional drought conditions lead to another ban. So I was relegated to doing another take of my Americana shot to try an capture the feel and purpose of the party and the 4th of July celebration.
30-sec. exposure at f/4
(rented) Sigma 15mm fisheye