Fireworks

posted by Sharon July 7, 2015 12 Comments
Fireworks Palm Desert

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
As you shoot across the sky.

You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine;
Just own the night like the 4th of July.
— Katy Perry

Do you enjoy a grand fireworks show? We made our way to the local park with hundreds of others to watch fireworks this 4th of July. Families sat on blankets on the lawn while young kids scampered around. Glow necklaces lit up the darkness as we waited in anticipation. Finally, the first zinging rocket climbed higher and higher and burst open in the black sky.

The song “Firework” ran through my mind as we all watched entranced. I love the idea that we all have inside us that spark. We may be afraid to let it show, afraid to try, afraid to attempt to create. But look at fireworks and you’ll see there’s such variety. No right and wrong, just so many shapes and sizes and colors.

I swear this burst has a red heart in the middle. See it?

And these look like palm trees.

Some fireworks are perfectly shaped.

But at the end, the grand finale gets messy. Smoke and bursts of light pile up in the sky and the boom-boom-boom gets loud.

When you look at fireworks, you can see the beauty is in the differences.

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe.

Boom, boom, boom,
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through.

How about you? Are you thinking about trying something new? Creating something you’re afraid to try? Think about the fireworks and be inspired. It’s fine to be messy and free. Let your colors burst!

Linking up with Wednesday Around the World and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where my song choice is “Firework” by Katy Perry.

 

 

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12 Comments

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elizabethfstewart July 7, 2015 at 6:41 am

LOVE THIS! I’d love to know your camera settings and if you used a tripod. I’ve read and tried a few different things for shooting fireworks. Some worked, some didn’t!

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Sharon July 8, 2015 at 3:23 am

Hi, Elizabeth! I followed the advice of the experts at the local camera store. F5.6, shutter speed of 2 seconds, ISO 100. The manual focus was a challenge because there’s no time to focus. It was a fun learning experience. I’m looking forward to trying again!!!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin July 7, 2015 at 9:12 am

What great sentiments and what fantastic firework shots!

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image-in-ing July 7, 2015 at 9:33 am

Great fireworks shots!
I hope you’ll drop by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-community-with-holiday-spirit.html to link up and see my July 4th images!

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tom the backroads traveller July 7, 2015 at 10:34 am

Beautiful.

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FlowerLady Lorraine July 7, 2015 at 11:32 am

What a great post in photos and in your thoughts.

That most definitely is a red heart in the middle of the one burst.

I am working on new items for my Etsy shop.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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Jackie July 7, 2015 at 11:47 am

WOW you did an amazing job capturing these fireworks!!!

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kmcblackburn July 7, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Not an easy task to accomplish, capturing fireworks! You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing at Song-ography.

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Carol Blackburn July 7, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Perfect pairing Sharon. Love it!

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Ida P. Krause July 7, 2015 at 10:18 pm

I watched the neighbors fireworks, to much of a hassle to go watch the city’s display. – You really got some great shots of the fireworks. I enjoyed your post.

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Kim Cunningham July 8, 2015 at 1:27 pm

You captured these so well! Love them!

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rebecca July 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

We have an awesome fireworks show in our town each year. We haven’t missed it in 20 some years!

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