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I went downtown to the opening night of the Portland Rose Festival last night, and got a few interesting shots.  The clouds parted for the evening’s entertainment, miraculously.  This was my first attempt to photograph fireworks, and I must say it changed my experience of fireworks.  It was similar to the two experiences of a total solar eclipse (though of course not as profound a difference).  That’s to say, the first solar eclipse I did not take photos (there was a pro photog there from whom I got some great ones).  The second eclipse I took photos and a video.  Although I now have my own nice record of that eclipse, and a framed picture on the wall I am now looking at, I much preferred the experience of the first eclipse, unencumbered by the responsibilities of a camera.  Fortunately fireworks come along often enough that you can make the choice of whether to take pictures without worrying that this might be your last opportunity.

Posted May 28, 2011 by MJF Images in Uncategorized

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