Jan 032012



I headed out to the Bob Kerry footbridge over the Missouri River to capture fireworks exploding over Omaha’s skyline during the New Year’s Eve 7PM family firework extravaganza downtown.

Despite being worried that very high wind gusts could set the stage for the next how to loose $2000 in 20 seconds video, I was attempting to stabilize my tripod as securely as possible when the rain started, then picked up along with the wind to drive me, soaking, off the bridge.

So I shot these from inside the car in the Gallup parking lot, with the camera hand held on the dashboard. No city skyline backdrop or river reflections. No chance for 2-4 second exposures, extended light trails or multiple explosion captures. But these turned out better than I expected under the circumstances.