Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #6 Fireworks Shots









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Anyway, on to this week's business. I am quite sure this will be a popular topic but I still thought it was kind of cool. I discovered the "fireworks" setting on my camera but never knew how to use it. I decided to experiment with it last Friday and ended up with some neat shots.

It was kind of a struggle because Aaron doesn't really like fireworks and was trying to hide in my shirt the whole time. I finally had to pass him off to hubby in order to get some good shots.

Can you say, "skewed priorities?"

So here are 13 of my favorite shots from Friday night.


















































































































I just noticed when I previewed this post that there are only 12. I must have missed one in the transfer. Let's call that double on 2, shall we?






























30 comments:

Lori said...

You know...I seen someone taking pics of the fireworks and I thought it was kinda silly. Now, after looking at your pics, its actually very cool. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by:)

Kila said...

Those are unique shots! #2 is really cool, and #3 reminds me of a Lily. #5 is a jellyfish. #6 is the sun. #9 reminds me of an insect or spider. #8 and #11 are dandelions. And the last one looks just like an orange ball my boys have!

Thanks for sharing :)

Adelle said...

Very kewl. They'd make nice wallpaper for the computer. Happy T13!

Melissa said...

Those are some good shots! My firework shots did not come out very well at all. Yours are great!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I love how yours came out! That fireworks setting is very cool. :)

Becky said...

What a fun setting! Great photos!

www.frogparenting.blogspot.com said...

To quote my son,
"k--narley and stu pend ious ! "

Very nice!
my camera is not working right so I didn't get any pictures of fireworks..--
So, thanks!

Picturing of Life said...

wow...great shots

My T13 in here

Kim said...

Very Cool Picuters!!!kim

Carol said...

These are great shots! Looks like y'all enjoyed a great display!

Mine is musical. Do stop by.

Toni said...

Very, very cool!

Jenn said...

I love these ! I posted one yesterday that looks like a flower.

Dad of Divas said...

Very cool pictures! I love fireworks and trying to capture interesting aspects of the colors... as you probably saw on my WW! Thanks for sharing and great talking to you yesterday!

Midwest Mommy said...

Thanks for stopping by :-)
I love the 4th. Everything about it. Last year I tried to get pics but they didn't turn out so good. Yours look great!

Soul Pockets said...

Wonderful pictures. I did not get to see any big fire works this year. They are beautiful.

MInTheGap said...

Looks like we both need a tripod!

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

(AKA Peter Plum at VeggieTales Review)

Whitney said...

Ok, I'm jealous that my camera dosen't have a fireworks setting. Our fireworks were Thursday night and the whole stinking time I tried to take one good picture. What kind of camera do you have?? I want a new one:)

Nice post and pics...love all of them!

Courtney said...

Great Shots!

Marina Berryman said...

Beautiful & definitely printable & frameable!! The last time I tried to take a pic of fireworks I got nothing but black sky.

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Great photos...will have to look on my camera to find that feature.

Lucy said...

This is such a good idea for a TT. I love to take pictures of events like fireworks shows, and I always feel like everyone else thinks I'm being silly - but yours show how fun it can be! Unfortunately, I missed all the shows on the 4th this year. Thanks for stopping by.

Lucy (http://www.slackingoverachiever.blogspot.com)

Layla said...

Great list, my 33rd TT is up at 13 Muslim Greeting Cards - I noted the paucity of Islamic Greeting Cards at my local stationery store and so as a public service to Muslims in America, I offer the following 13 Shariah-Compliant Greeting Cards...

Jaded said...

wow! those are really great!

The Gal Herself said...

I think #5 and #6 are my favorites because they look a bit like jellyfish, and there's something delightful about seeing sea creatures in the sky. Thanks for sharing (and thanks for visiting my TT).

Tammy said...

Those are so cool!!!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Cool Shots! Do you have one of those fireworks settings on your camera too? I read on another blog that they did and their photos were alot like yours.

And I go get my girl Sunday! Yayyyyy!

Michelle said...

You got some great shots!! I took firework shots and was happy with them for the first time!!

Cindy Swanson said...

Loved your fireworks shots, Kristi! We had an amazing time at our city's fireworks show this July 4th too.

Noah and Aaron are adorable. I used to have two little boys like that...but somehow Jonathan and Justin grew up and are 28 and 25! Treasure those little-boy days!

Hope you'll visit my TT when you can. :)

Di said...

Awesome pics!!! How cool you have a "fireworks" setting on your camera!

the lazy reader said...

I love the pics. Mine did not come out so well.