Fireworks, a set on Flickr.

Now that I have a DSLR the prospect of taking photographs of a fireworks display was too much to pass up. So, off I went to a nearby town to capture some images of the display as best I could.

There were only two problems.

First, I neglected to bring a tripod. With the need for long-exposures this was a bad idea – though I still managed to capture some good images.

Second, to avoid camera shake, I need to get a remote shutter button of some kind. Nothing fancy, just a physical wire will do.

Still, after the results from last night, I think I’ll have to make a habit of this.

Via Flickr:
Last night we were invited to see a fireworks display by some good friends. Since this was my first fireworks season with a DSLR I jumped at the chance to go. On way over, I looked up the best way to capture fireworks – the fire comment was "be sure to use a tripod and a remote shutter button." Well, I forgot the former and don’t yet OWN the latter, but the images still turned out better than a novice could have hoped.