POTD: Faux Fireworks

Faux Fireworks
Bozeman, Montana
2021

This is not a photo of fireworks at all, but on Independence Day it is perhaps easy to pretend it is. It’s actually an example of what you get when you set the camera shutter speed to 30 seconds and then accidentally trip the shutter while you are moving the camera around while setting it up to photograph a full moon. This method of photographing fireworks has it’s advantages as it comes with no increased fire risk, something everyone in the drought-stricken west is hopefully thinking about today.