There is something so satisfying about capturing a firework in a photo. It truly feels like I captured something.
Settings: ISO 100, 18mm, ss13.0secs, f/11
Date: July 4th, 2012
Location: Columbia River East Mooring Basin, Astoria, Oregon
"I often use the word "joy" when describing fireworks. It is a considered word, deliberate in choice. Not just amusement, entertainment, astonishment, but joy. Our art makes us all into children again for a while. We become one in our experience for the moment; lost in the sound and color and light. We see large forces, stronger than we could ever be, yet beautiful in their effects. Sometimes violent, sometimes restrained. Delicate beyond imagination at times, coarse and rude at others." - Bill Withrow