This year, Val and I decided to take in the fireworks over Lake Bemidji from the walking bridge near 1st St SE. The fireworks are launched from a barge in the lake near Paul and Babe. What we didn’t realize was that this would put the fireworks exploding over the top of the Double Tree Hotel. This worked as a good foreground for the fireworks.
To capture these images, I set the camera to Bulb mode, f/16 @ ISO100 and then take a review the first few exposures and adjust as necessary. I only needed to drop down to f/11 to get where I wanted to be. I then use a remote, open the shutter while leaving a black cloth covering the lens. I then remove the cloth when fireworks explode, and then cover it between shots. After 4-5 different shots, I close the shutter.
Both images are f/11 @ ISO100.