Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

Fireworks & Tower Bridge in Sacramento, CA.


Sacramento is an area rich in water and river activities.  Two rivers converge in Sacramento–The American River and The Sacramento River.  The Tower Bridge is a landmark for many in this area.  One of the reasons is the stunning light display that begins as night falls.


Where there is a river and vehicle traffic, there must be bridges.  We have large boats that access our waterways and have draw bridge styles to accommodate these needs.  Sadly, I missed the shot of the boat going through…next time!


For a real appreciation of this bridge and the lights–add fireworks and you have spectacular color moments.  As luck would have it–just on the other side of this bridge lies the city of West Sacramento and a Minor League baseball team, the beloved River Cats.  During the summer months they dazzle their spectators with an after game show of fireworks.

Here are some of the images I caught.  The challenge with fireworks is that you are “shooting blind”…using a timed release–in bulb, have no clue what is being captured until the firework display is done!

These shots were taken with my Nikon D300s and Nikon 14-24mm lens.  An important aspect of course–is the mandatory use of a tripod for shots like this.  Loving my Manfrotto tripod:)

The only changes made to these images were cropping–no color enhancements. 




Posted this on twitpic, so it may look familar!


2 responses

  1. Laura, a spectacular series of photographs! The golden beauty of the bridge is so very lovely … add the fireworks, and it is a most gorgeous sight. Your imagess are crisp, clear and outstanding. A joy to view!

    August 9, 2010 at 12:49 am

    • Julie,
      Thank you so much! Really appreciate your view and comments!

      August 9, 2010 at 3:33 am

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