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Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 10 July 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

04 July 2010 - 9:33:20 PM/pdt

Fireworks in Clearlake Oaks, California

Canon 5D mkII w/ Canon 16 - 35mm f/2.8 lens: ISO 200 - at 29mm - f/8 - 20.0 seconds

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Becky from los angeles, United States

This is a wonderful colorful reflection of the firework. Really cool.

10 Jul 2010 7:40am

Woodies from Gorinchem, Netherlands

lovely reflection

10 Jul 2010 8:02am

Marie LC from France

yes, lovely reflection

10 Jul 2010 9:49am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

beautiful colors

10 Jul 2010 9:54am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Wonderful reflections in your excellent composition, Stephen. Super work.

10 Jul 2010 11:32am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

And the bursts get higher and more colorful, really loving this series

10 Jul 2010 12:02pm

Akaruiphoto from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful fireworks and reflections.

10 Jul 2010 12:02pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Another wonderful and successful firework capture.

10 Jul 2010 12:26pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Lovely reflections... I also like the mountains is the background, a nice addition for this fireworks shot ! Well done :)

10 Jul 2010 1:33pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Oooh! This is so beautiful! I love the reflections and they way they carry so far across the water. Wonderful photo!

10 Jul 2010 1:48pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Another beauty, that lake makes a great mirror for the fireworks. I'm off out this evening on a difficult mission to capture a "performance" down at the beach with a life sized animated elephant and pyrotechnics, just hope it all works out OK as I shoot on the move, possibly without a tripod!

10 Jul 2010 7:24pm

@Curly: Thanks for the kind words, Curly. Your evening assignment has definitely piqued my interest - best of all good luck down there. The 'without a tripod' aspect has me scratching my head. Are you planning to push the ISO envelope?

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

beautifully lit, crisp, and stunning reflections Stephen.

10 Jul 2010 7:53pm

cathyg from moon, United States


10 Jul 2010 9:10pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Love these shots Stephen....especially the reflection in the water.....was it really as light out as it appears, or is that the work of processing????

10 Jul 2010 9:34pm

@Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA: Thanks, Susan - As to the light - this is pretty accurate. Remember that the further north you go - the later it gets dark in the mid-summer - until up in the arctic where it never gets dark. Things changed pretty fast during this little show - as we will see over the next few posts...

Formerly known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, CT, United States

Alright, now you are really pissing me off, Stephen! (That is a brilliant shot.)

10 Jul 2010 9:51pm

@Formerly known as MontereyJohn: Whoa, hombre - why would this be pissing you off? Your fireworks images were first rate and you were just about under yours! But thanks for the nod nonetheless...

alex centrella from California, United States

simply stunning in every way ..

10 Jul 2010 10:32pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Ooooo! The reflection adds so much. This is gorgeous!

10 Jul 2010 11:25pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Oh my, I love the reflection! How is it that this appears to not be a popular spot to view the fireworks?

11 Jul 2010 1:26am

@Ralph Jones: Hey Ralph - thank you. Several things happening. I am on a concrete and steel pier (no camera shake) and there are plenty of folks around me. There is a good deal of shore line and docks behind me where peoplr are viewing. There are a thousand boats out on the lake - fanned out everywhere there is water. Clearlake Oaks is a small town (pop 2646) and this was a small display. The town of Lakeport (pop. 5142) - on the other side of Mount Konocti was also having a display at the same time. The largest show was held the night before in the town of Clearlake (pop. 15042), about 10 miles south of here and also on the lake.

Brett from McAllen, United States

Very beautiful! The reflections are great and having the fireworks in the background really draw the eye through the entire scene.

11 Jul 2010 2:03am