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Fireworks Over Lake Union: Pentax K-5, Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8

Please click on the image to see a larger version. I had a wonderful vantage point for this year’s fireworks show over Lake Union.  The skies were crystal clear; the weather was pleasantly cool; and the light show was probably the best I’ve ever witnessed.  Wow!  I hope you enjoy this shot.

10 Comments
  • Kristie
    July 5, 2011

    This is totally awesome!

  • Kalpana
    July 5, 2011

    Fabulous Mahesh! I thought this year’s fireworks were better than any we have seen.

  • chris
    July 5, 2011

    Really cool shot, a lot there. Didn’t see the fireworks, so photo makes up for that. f/2.8–I assume that’s wide open for your camera. Fast Shutter speed???

  • Steve
    July 5, 2011

    Wonderful! It was unusual because you captured the barge and the city…not just the display.

  • Bev
    July 5, 2011

    Awesome, you really make the fireworks come alive.

  • JoAnn
    July 6, 2011

    Love it Mahesh!!!!!!!! J

  • Sally Allison
    July 11, 2011

    You MUST enter this in some contest! This is the best fireworks shot I have ever seen!

  • Elisa
    July 13, 2011

    Incredible shot! Makes me feel like I was there :)

  • Spoorthy
    August 15, 2011

    Actually it was probably a very slow shutter speed right?

  • Mahesh
    August 19, 2011

    Thanks everyone! I left the shutter open (bulb mode) and had a black card infront of the lens. Every time I saw a burst, I let the card down for a fraction of a second. That’s how I was able to capture so many bursts on a single exposure.

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