THIS TIME I’LL TELL YOU…

I’m sure we all have our reasons for living where we live.  And, certainly we could all brag about that particular location!  But I have to say, living in Southern California really can be special.

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One of my favorite places is a gathering of eclectic shops, theme-based restaurants (like Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, ESPN Zone, and House of Blues – a few of my faves), and some of the best live entertainment you can find anywhere.  Oh…and people!  Did I mention the people?  Many of them are tourists, but there’s always quite a collection of some of the most interesting people…well, in the world!  It’s called Downtown Disney.  And, Saturday found me heading over to practice my fireworks photography!!  

My fireworks photography honestly needed some serious practice!!  (Believe me, if you could see my images from last year…well, it was just awful!!!  Even pathetic!!!)  And, Downtown Disney provides the perfect place to practice, since it’s adjacent to Disneyland and they have fireworks every night!!

Getting there early allowed me to find a parking place that would provide a great view of the fireworks.  It also allowed some time to stroll through some of the shops and enjoy some of the live entertainment before the show.  How could you not join the dozens of people dancing to the live salsa music?  That’s worth the price of admission!! Oh wait!!  There is no admission!!

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Last time you had to guess, but this time I’ll tell you it’s fireworks!  This shot is amazingly colorful!!  Most of the fireworks seem to comprise only a few colors.  But this one was multi-colored.

Explosion of Color

I hope you’ll stop back in a few days when I have all of my shots posted.  I’ll also be sharing my set-up and exposure information.

I’ll see you then!  Happy shooting!!

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~ by photographyfree4all on June 27, 2011.

18 Responses to “THIS TIME I’LL TELL YOU…”

  1. Beautiful!! It must be wonderful to live in an area that has so much going on all the time!

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  2. nice one, looking forward to ur other shots too. hope practice made u perfect 🙂

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  3. WOW, I could see this pic being on the “best seller” list! Nice!!!

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  4. Thank you, Holly! It is a great place to live. Some might not like it, but it works for me!! Always glad to have you stop by, Holly!

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  5. Thank you, Sathya!! I don’t know about perfect, but it sure makes one better! 🙂 A little research didn’t hurt either. I’m glad you stopped by today!!

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  6. Great colors!! Sounds like an interesting place to be with lots of opportunities for pictures with LOTS of variety.

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  7. You may be right, Barb!! Thanks for your comments and always lind words!! 🙂

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  8. Well I’m not sure we can ALL brag about the areas in which we live… lol… but I guess having at least a dozen castles within an hour or so’s drive isn’t too bad for the surrounding area… Do really like your firework shot though, and how great having such a location so close..

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  9. You know, ted, I have several shots from that night, but this is the only one that produced the color!! Many are 2-3 color, but this one seems to have it all. Thanks for joining the comment corner today, Ted!! There are always photography possibilities here, it seems!

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  10. Well, this is a super fireworks-shot – I might consider finding some fireworks here to photograph too 🙂 – can’t wait to see more of yours!

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  11. What an opportunity – living so close to so many castles!!! Thanks for you kind words about this shot, Brian! Glad to hear from you, again!

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  12. This is a really spectacular photo, the colors are really great. Shows lots of motion. Very pleasing to look at.

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  13. Ttruels, my friend…thank you for another very kind comment. I should have the rest of the shots posted by Tuesday afternoon. Can’t wait to hear what you think. Oh…and definitely seek out those fireworks!

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  14. Great shot, love it! I am really looking forward to capture some fireworks and this is a perfect shot!

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  15. Thank you, Martina! I was pretty pleased with the results of this shoot. there are still different things I want to try, but all-in-all I would consider this a successful attempt!! HA!! So much better than last year!!

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  16. Thank you, Tara! I hope you’ll stop back later today when I post my specs for this shoot! So glad you stopped by and shared this comment!

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  17. Hey I really like your pictures they are amazing!

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  18. Hi there, Dakota! I’m so glad you stopped by and left your very kind comment! I do hope you’ll come back soon. I browsed your blog today – good stuff!! Keep it up!
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