I had another go at fireworks photography tonight at a little different location on Haystack Hill than last year. I'm glad we tried the new spot - it involves more of the town than just the church and I especially like the bottom photo that shows the creek in the foreground.
I have to say in hindsight I'm amazed by how good last year's photos were with a hundred dollar point-and-shoot, propped in a snowbank to try to hold the camera still. This year, I had a brand new DSLR on a tripod but STILL have camera shake because I had to manually hold the shutter open for long periods. NEXT year I'll either have the remote control or a cable operated shutter release, and I have a few ideas for a new location as well. It just goes to show you, the camera is only part of the process . . . .
How was everyone else's New Years? I'll post some goals tomorrow - I think I might aim high since last year's goals were pretty lofty and I ended up knocking out around 50%. By the way, this is my 400th post on Sense of Place - thanks to those of you that have been around pretty much since the beginning and also all my new friends. It's pretty cool that we are developing a little blogging community on the island - just 400 posts ago I think I was the only one, and now we have maybe 8 blogs of all different styles and flavors! Cheers everyone, and enjoy the beginning of a fresh new year!