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!

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