Brian Black

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I am an international lifestyle other words, I love traveling, meeting people, and capturing personality and emotion in my work.

Weddings, portraits, commercial and fashion photography.

I strive for excellence and I believe you deserve it!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

3rd of July Fireworks!

I've been absent from the blogging world for a while! I have many things in the queue to post, so be looking over the next couple weeks for a variety of fun pictures.

Later in August I will be posting some pictures of my upcoming wedding in South Africa. You heard me right, South Africa - the country! I wish I could have seen a World Cup game there, but I must admit, it will be nice not to have the loads of people everywhere and the country should be in good shape after all the preparations for the FIFA World Cup.

You'll not only see some great wedding photos, but there is also a 3-day safari planned! In other words, it's an amazing opportunity and I am very much excited!

Ok, on to the topic of today. You might have read the title and wondered. Didn't he mean 4th of July Fireworks? Well, we meet up with family to watch fireworks at a golf course. It is always on the 3rd and is a fun time of music, food, games, and of course time with family and friends. Last year was our first year, and I didn't take the camera (unfortunately, because last years show was incredible).

This year I decided to get some photos. I should have grabbed some video too, but didn't think of it. Here is the equipment used:

Nikon D300s
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
Feisol Carbon Fiber Tripod (CT-3442)
Markins Ballhead M-10

Now for the photos!
The western sky as the sun set

Ember was enjoying herself!

My beautiful wife
A couple of my cousins             
The storms moving through created a rainbow

I wanted a few abstract photos and this one turned out to be Red, White, and Blue!

I hope you enjoyed my selection from the night.  Photographing fireworks can be a bit tricky.  Let me know if you tried it, and what you thought!