Paper Mill Island July 4th Fireworks, July 2014

Paper Mill Island in Baldwinsville, NY is a popular venue for concerts and fireworks. The fireworks show on July 4th 2014 was looking grim with the sudden downpour of rain; but right before the show started the rain stopped. Thanks to the rain however, we were treated to an amazing golden red light during Sunset. Historic Lock 24 was a great location to capture these images.

Lock 24 Golden Hour Baldwinsville NY

“Lock 24 Golden Hour”

    Aperture: ƒ/11 Focal length: 40mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/5s

 

Lock 24 Sunset Baldwinsville NY

“Lock 24 Sunset”

    Aperture: ƒ/11 Focal length: 40mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/5s

 

But the best seats would be had nearby, next to the Red Mill Inn. We waited in anticipation for the fireworks to begin, and were treated to a beautiful sky after the rain let up.

Baldwinsville Dam on the Seneca River

“Baldwinsville Dam”

    Aperture: ƒ/13 Focal length: 17mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 8s

 

Once the fireworks display started, we weren’t let down. The view was great, and the fireworks show was spectacular. For the best fireworks photos, I used a tripod, a wide angle lens, tungsten white balance, and a remote shutter release in bulb mode to time the fireworks and let the light in.

Paper Mill Island Fireworks in Baldwinsville

“Paper Mill Island Fireworks 1”

    Aperture: ƒ/11 Focal length: 30mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 15s

Paper Mill Island Fireworks in Baldwinsville

“Paper Mill Island Fireworks 2”

    Aperture: ƒ/11 Focal length: 30mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 36s

Paper Mill Island Fireworks in Baldwinsville

“Paper Mill Island Fireworks 3”

    Aperture: ƒ/16 Focal length: 30mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 35s

 

Paper Mill Island Fireworks in Baldwinsville

“Paper Mill Island Fireworks 4”

    Aperture: ƒ/14 Focal length: 30mm ISO: 160 Shutter speed: 7.2s

Once the fireworks were done, the smoke still lingered and offered a dramatic view of the Seneca River Bridge.

Seneca River Bridge Baldwinsville Smoke Fireworks

“Smoke on the Water”

    Aperture: ƒ/11 Focal length: 20mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 2.4s

 



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