Friday, August 12, 2005

the Philadelphia Orchestra and fireworks

Last night I went to see the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC. They put on a great show of Tchaikovsky's works, including Swan Lake and the 1812 Overture - complete with cannon fire!

The performance was followed by some beautiful fireworks.

I had never tried to photograph fireworks, before, and the secret seems to be to anticipate the shot, and open your shutter before the actual "explosion". Before I got the hang of this, I took several photos that came out all black. :)

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