Photos of the 4th of July Fireworks in Auburn

Yes, I know I’m a little late with the fireworks pics but oh well. The fireworks in Auburn were good as always, the only thing that just kills me every year is they don’t go high enough in the sky to get up over the power lines, and I have tried different locations every year. You can see from the grande finale shot above that Alabama Power just had to be front and center, otherwise, I love the shot. Each year they do this outdoor festival thing, which is more akin to thousands of people sitting around in the park waiting for the fireworks, but it is a great opportunity to shoot. It’s always a good show but hours of waiting and fighting the traffic afterwards for 10 minutes of fireworks has me thinking we might try a new show next year. Boston Pops would be cool.

6 responses to “Photos of the 4th of July Fireworks in Auburn”

  1. Oh yes, I vote for Boston next year! Awesome photos!!!


  2. Hey… what f stop, shutter speed, and ISO do you use for these?


    1. they were all a little different but I loaded them in Flickr so you can head over there and checkout the full EXIF metadata if you like. They were around f/8 or less, exposure was set to bulb with a shutter release. For example, the grand finale one was about 1.5 seconds (with either a 35mm or 50mm 1.8 lens). Flickr shots are at


  3. Looks like in image 3 of 9 you turned the smoke into a cool blue color in post processing. Nice effect.


    1. actually the fireworks stuff really didn’t have any post-processing at all, the blue came from the firework that blew up just prior to my exposure and was totally blue, just happen to make the smoke blue, love it when that happens 🙂


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