Posted by: Terry Mayer
in Terry's Blog on August 13, 2009
This is a recent photo I took at the Venetian festival in Lake Geneva over looking the Rivera. It was a fireworks display on the final night and I always look to do something different. For 5 years I have been wanting to do a shot like this with the Riv in front and the fireworks up high. This year I was granted permission by the owner Sal, to go up into the condos across the street and get some photos and this is what I got. The lens is a 14-mm at f/9 and I cannot tell you how long the the shutter was open mainly because I used instink and my best guess. I did a couple of test shots but each firework is different so it depended on how big the firework was and how bright, plus you have to remember the lights already avaibile. After one or two fireworks I got a feel for what would works and what wouldn't. I had forgotten my tripod (D'oh) so I resting the camera on the balcony ledge to steady the camera. One thing that really bugs me about this photo is the trees in the lower right corner it is covering up some of the building and also a fountain in front which would have been nice to see.