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Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration: Wausau, Wisconsin

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This years Fireworks show in Wausau Wisconsin was a hot and muggy one.

But that didn’t stop me from going out to photograph them. Once the show starts you forget about the humidity.

Just don’t forget the bug spray or the mosquitoes will carry you away!

Independence day is one of my very favorite holidays, I guess I’m just a lover for all the colorful blooms that burst open in the night sky.

The smoke from the exploding fireworks lingered in the air because of the humidity, which caused some very interesting effects.

The city lights and fireworks themselves, gave the smoke a slight red color. So it added to the special affects.

The lens that I used was the Tamron 15/600mm. The area where I photograph at requires a larger lens. Because I’m pretty far away from where they are launched.

Where ever it is you choose to photograph the fireworks. You want it as dark as possible, the less light pollution the better.

By the time the fireworks begin where I photograph. The parking lot lights turn off for the night, so I have time to set up and get my camera focused and ready to go.

I also keep a head lamp flashlight in my camera bags. Because there’s nothing worse than trying to manage your gear without a little light.

Nikon D7000 with a Tamron 105/600mm lens.
Nikon D7000 with a Tamron 150/600mm lens.

Photographing fireworks is so much fun even with your camera phone. Your able to capture some beautiful and interesting shots.

My favorite are a to photograph the fireworks is up on a hill above Wausau. This way I have a good view of the town and see and shot fireworks from all over town.

The Wausau Woodchucks Athletic Park in Wausau also launches a very impressive fireworks show on the Fourth of July.

So your able to get a double show to watch and photograph. Or if you miss one show, you’ll still get to see the other.

Fireworks have gotten very popular for a lot of different events. Such as weddings, family reunions, birthdays etc.

So now is a good time of the year to stock up on them, especially the sparklers.

Just remember to store them in an airtight container for safety reasons as well as keeping them from humidity. Which is a big problem in Wisconsin.

I’ll be doing a post on photographing with sparklers and flashlights, also called light painting.

It’s a lot of fun and you can get very creative with light painting. Such as writing your name, making any shape you want.

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I hope you were able to get out and watch the fireworks in your area.

No matter how big or small your show and celebration was.

The important thing is, you got to spend it with family or friends.

The fireworks were just the icing on the cake.

Happy 4th of July, America!

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