Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Catching up

If you've been following this blog, you'll know that for the first time in a year and a half I've fallen seriously behind on my daily photos. The reason is illness; my sleep apnea has progressed to the point where it's difficult to keep up with things far more important than daily photos. The good news is that we seem to be on the verge of a resolution, just waiting for the doctor to call.

In the meantime, I'll try to get caught up at least with archive photos. There are plenty in the bin ready to post, when eventually I get around to it...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Archive photo of the day: Dueling sparklers

Dueling sparklers by The Bacher Family
Dueling sparklers, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.

It's fun to experiment with fireworks photos on the 4th of July! This is one of my best. I shot it over the shoulder of my younger son as he played "dueling sparklers" with his brother. It's mostly lit by the natural illumination of the sparklers, though I did fire the flash to better light David in the background.

I was suprised, today, to see this shot far and away my most popular image from my photo collection, despite being four years old. On investigation, I found that I had been picked up by some Tumblr accounts and spread around--see, for example, this link. It is, in my opinion, one of my coolest 4th of July shots!