Yesterday was Canada Day. After Patrick went to bed I headed down to Little Lake in downtown Peterborough, Ontario to try and photograph the fireworks display. Arriving two hours before the show started I was able to set up the framing and focus. I have never photographed fireworks before and was just going with some recommended settings and hoping for the best. The entire show lasted only 7 minutes and, I personally thought it was kind of weak. I was able to get a couple shots I was happy with.
Since there wan’t much time to play with the camera settings while the fireworks were happening, I kept the aperture at f16, altered the the shutter speed between 2 and 6 seconds, and changed the focal length between 26mm and 18mm. I ended up cropping the photos a bit in post processing.