2017 City of Cleveland fireworks

July 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Hey there,

 As previously promised, here's a recap Cleveland firework displays that I've captured from the Port of Cleveland this year.  A huge thanks to the Port and my older brother for allowing me exclusive access to capture these shots!
 

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​Before the actual fireworks, I had some time to kill, so I just wandered on the pier and captured some photos!


 

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​a tug was pulling a massive ore boat up the Cuyahoga as I walked out on the pier!


 
 
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​This photo recently received an Honorable Mention in a photo competition at the Cleveland Photographic Society!
 

 
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Still chugging along!  It's incredible the power the tug boats have!


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​Look at the dents on that ship...  apparently caused by ice flows during winter.

 
 
Now for the fireworks!  There was approximately 15,000 fireworks shot off over a 30 minute period, which was quite impressive! The following shots were captured from next to the concrete silos near the mouth of the Cuyahoga river (which was where I was sitting at the time).
 
 
To give some sense of scale, here's a zoom in on the people setting the fireworks off.
 
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​ Along with the shots I captured manually, I also set up my older camera with a timer that you can program to take a series of shots over a specified amount of time (intervalometer).  Seeing that I could capture photos without actually being present, I placed it in the fallout zone just under the fireworks... All I did was frame the shot to where I thought the fireworks might be, and then press go.  I set the intervalometer to take a 5 second long photo, with 1 second in between, for a a few hours. I wish I had lens that covered a wider angle to capture all of the fireworks, but I made due with what I had... I love that Cleveland is in the bottom right corner!
 
 
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​as you can see, my camera almost got hit by debris.
 


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another really close one!
 

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I really liked seeing this unique perspective, and am really happy these photos turned out!  I tried this in 2016 and I screwed it all up... Can't wait to try this again in the future!

​I'll be sending more from years past in other emails, so keep your eyes pealed!

 
Have a great day!

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