Interesting Photo of the Day: These Suburbanites Did July 4th Fireworks BIG

Freedom. These suburbians are doing it right:

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“July 4th” by Scott Quentin Stedman (Via Imgur. Click to see full size.)

This Independence Day, photographer Scott Quentin Stedman‘s neighbors put on quite a fireworks show in their Southern Californian suburb.

“The neighbors were launching [artillery shells] off in 30 second increments and then sprinting off for cover so they’re blended for maximum Freedom,” he said.

To capture the spectacle, Stedman set his DSLR and Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens to 11mm and f/4.5 and used a remote trigger to fire his Yongnuo YN560-III speed flash, which he placed in front of the chair and off to the left. He created three different 30-second exposures from the same spot and then blended them together to create one composite image containing multiple bursts.

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One Comment

  1. This is fun! When I first looked at the photo I thought it was just one shot, and now that I know that it’s a composite it looks a little simpler with the execution and timing :). Great idea and wonderful execution!

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